Each year since 2001, Girl Scouts San Diego has honored exemplary local women whose personal and professional achievements make them consummate role models for girls. These Cool Women make the world a better place as they balance work, family, friends and community service.
We honored our Cool Women 2015 and Cool Girl 2015 during a luncheon and ceremony at the Del Mar Country Club. Event proceeds helped support program outreach for girls in schools in low-income neighborhoods, homeless shelters and the Girls Rehabilitation Facility.
Girl Scouts San Diego board members Julie Dubick and Lori Walton chaired the 15th annual celebration. During the ceremony, each honoree was introduced by a Cool Woman from a prior year.
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Girl Scout Outreach video: Building Women of Courage (1:33)
Cool Women videos: Karen Archipley | Rabbi Arlene Bernstein | Lesley Cohn | Dr. Karen Haynes | Reena Horowitz | Awetash Keflezighi | Carol Lazier | Susan Salka | Rose Schindler | Sue Swenson | Carmen Vann
Cool Girl video: Elena Crespo
Read about the honorees:
Karen Archipley – Archi's Acres Co-founder
Rabbi Arlene Bernstein – Temple Beth Israel Cantor
Lesley Cohn – Cohn Restaurant Group Co-founder
Dr. Karen Haynes – California State University San Marcos President
Reena Horowitz – Businesswoman, Philanthropist, Jewelry Designer
Awetash Keflezighi – Mother of Marathoner Meb Keflezighi
Carol Lazier – San Diego Opera Board President
Susan Salka – AMN Healthcare CEO/President/Director
Rose Schindler – Holocaust Educator
Sue Swenson – Wireless Pioneer
Carmen Vann – Turner Construction Project Executive
Cool Girl: Elena Crespo – Girl Scout Gold Awardee