An Emerging Leader Girl Scout embodies the mission and promise of Girl Scouts to make the world a better place and exemplifies the highest caliber of leadership, courage, confidence, and character. She is the essence of a G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, Leader)TM.
Not only does she thrive in the classroom as a scholar and achiever, but an Emerging Leader also flourishes in the community, where she solves problems and stands up for causes close to her heart. She is curious about the world and inspires others with her positivity and can-do spirit. She is poised to make a difference and elevate those around her.
At our 2018 Cool Women luncheon on Friday, April 13, we recognized the 2018 Class of Emerging Leaders for their outstanding achievements at school, in the community, and within the Girl Scouts movement.
Ana De Almeida Amaral
Angeline Santa Romana
Teia Shannon Wright
The Morning Mentoring Sessions
"So many of my conversations showed me that successful women focus on both their professional achievement and their personal happiness. A lot of the time, those two things support and contribute to each other. It's great to see women who are emotionally healthy as they conquer the world."
"I learned that no matter what field you go into, the same lessons in life almost always apply."
“Coming into the morning session I felt pretty set on what careers I was looking into, but speaking with the mentors helped me realize there is so much that I can do. The women have all accomplished amazing things, and it was a great experience for me to hear about how they reached the level of success that they have. Most of all, I learned that you have to be open to change, because you never know where life will take you.”
The Luncheon and Presentations
"I loved, loved, loved seeing my sister Girl Scouts up on the stage."
"I enjoyed sitting at my table because the people sitting there had some pretty cool stories; sometimes that's the best way to learn."
"I liked hearing other Emerging Leaders speak, using what they learned in the workshop."
The Overall Cool Women Experience
"To say that the opportunity to meet all the Cool Women was really cool is an understatement; it opened my eyes to a new perspective and definition of success from all levels and across a variety of careers. Learning from others' experiences, trails and errors, and success has helped me rethink how I will pursue my future, further motivating me to set my sights far."
"I want to become a Cool Women in the future. They are so incredible, and that shows great success."
"This program was the first of many ‘doors’ in my life. The women who spoke into my life truly changed it. I’ve pursued relationships with my mentors, and in the short time I’ve learned from them, I’ve decided to pursue organic chemistry at a local college, to launch my business, and to find what my brand means to me. It is these women who have inspired me to do such, and I know that it is just the beginning."
Thinking About Applying?
Applications for next year's program will open in late fall 2018. Applicants must meet all requirements below.
- Currently registered Girl Scout
- Current 10th-12th grade student
- Articulate how you demonstrate your G.I.R.L. power inside and outside of Girl Scouting
- Articulate how/why you relate to one of the G.I.R.L. qualities, why you want to participate, and what you expect to gain from this experience
- Attend one of the mandatory orientation sessions (dates TBD; two options available)
- Attend the morning mentoring session and Cool Women Luncheon (weekday TBD; participants will miss a full day of school)
Contact Program Specialist (Grades 6-12) Steph Dawes.