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Emerging Leaders

An Emerging Leader Girl Scout is a girl in 10th-12th grade who embodies the mission and promise of Girl Scouts to make the world a better place and strives to be a leader of courage, confidence, and character.

As part of the 2023 Emerging Leaders program, Girl Scouts built skills in networking, business etiquette, public speaking, and personal brand basics through workshops. Then, they met with female leaders during a mentoring session and were recognized at our 2023 Cool Women Luncheon and Celebration on Friday, March 24. Select Emerging Leader Girl Scouts introduced the class of Cool Women and present during the Cool Women Celebration program.

Check out photos from the 2023 Cool Women Celebration.

Meet Our 2023 Emerging Leader Girl Scouts
Amira Alramadan* Katherine Gavigan
Daniela Alvarez Madisyn Hamby
Brielle Asakawa Emily Hays
Gabriella Barajas Marie Dominique Jose*
Shreya Bharath* Kyla Kuo
Clara Bloom* Zoey Lestyk
Shannon Book Chelsea Long*
Ellie Boren Amanda Lyons*
Abby Bradley* Sadie Rice
Isabella Cambou** Maura Roberts
Alexa Carlson Isabella Santos
Ava Carlson Delilah Sonnenshein
Cady Conner* Alexandra Sproul**
Sophia Rose de Ferrer Daniela Vercollone
Nicole Edelstein Syra Walia
McKenna Fischer*** Sophie White*
Emily Fox Eleyn Xiong
Juliane Freeland**  

*also recognized as a 2021 Emerging Leader Girl Scout
**also recognized as a 2022 Emerging Leader Girl Scout
***also recognized as a 2021 and 2022 Emerging Leader Girl Scout

Read What Emerging Leader Girl Scouts Have Said About the Program
The Morning Mentoring Sessions

"Opportunities to network and talk in a formal setting do not come that often for girls my age, so it’s so impactful when they do."

"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

"It was amazing! The Cool Women luncheon will always be one of my favorite events."

"I was seated at an amazing table with a variety of different people, who I shared common interest with or could learn something from."

"I loved, loved, loved seeing my sister Girl Scouts up on the stage."

"I liked hearing other Emerging Leaders speak, using what they learned in the workshop."

The Overall Cool Women Experience

"As I grow and develop, I know that programs like this make all the difference in my personal and professional development. I love connecting with the girls, professionals, and women whose stories impact my life more than I can begin to express."

"I loved the opportunities this program opened for me, even after the luncheon was over."

"I participated in Cool Women last year and thought that it was an invaluable experience in practicing networking and business skills. I was excited to return through the Emerging Leaders program to meet more people, practice public speaking, and understand more about professional settings."

"I want to become a Cool Woman in the future. They are so incredible, and that shows great success."

Questions? Contact Rea de la Cruz, 619-610-0739