The Cool Women of 2018 (from left: Jeannie Hilger; Dea Hurston; Caroline Winn; Laura Shawver, Ph.D.; Paola Avila) with their Emerging Leader Girl Scout presenters (Paige Zimmerman, Rebecca Ebling, Elleanor Wong, Maria Burritt, Ana de Almeida Amaral)
Cool Women 2018
Honoring Cool Women, Investing in Emerging Leaders
Paola Avila – Vice President, International Business Affairs; San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
Jeannie Hilger – vice president of Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Communications business
Dea Hurston – Arts Advocate/Philanthropist/Playwright
Laura Shawver, Ph.D. – President/CEO/Director; Synthorx, Inc.
Caroline Winn – Chief Operating Officer, San Diego Gas & Electric
Each year, Girl Scouts San Diego honors exemplary women whose personal and professional lives make them consummate role models for girls. Cool Women make the world a better place as they balance work, family, friends and community service. These female leaders shared the spotlight with 30 Emerging Leader Girl Scouts who were recognized for their outstanding achievements by our professional mentors.
With Co-chairs Sue Major and Arlene Harris and emcee Wendy Urushima-Conn, we celebrated our 2018 Cool Women and Emerging Leader Girl Scouts during a luncheon and ceremony at Coasterra.
Thank you to our outstanding and inspirational executive women mentors! Read what the Emerging Leader Girl Scouts have to say.
Event proceeds support programs that empower girls to use their voices, develop a strong sense of self, step outside their comfort zones, and build resilience.
Thank you to our outstanding executive women mentors! You inspired the Emerging Leaders in their career paths and personal lives.
Adriana A. Avalos
Jenny Hill Bratt
Jean E. Vincent