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Emerging Leaders

Apply Now to be a 2021 Emerging Leader

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.

Apply now to join our 2021 class of Emerging Leader Girl Scouts! If selected, you’ll learn networking and business etiquette tips and tricks, practice public speaking, and get the chance to meet with and learn from some of San Diego’s most accomplished women professionals. And, you’ll be recognized at our Cool Women Celebration in April.

Preview the application PDF to prepare your responses. Actual application submissions must be completed online by Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021.

Meet our 2020 Emerging Leader Girl Scouts by watching their videos and the Cool Women virtual event from Friday, June 12.

Meet Our 2020 Emerging Leader Girl Scouts
Alienor Alexander* Prerana Kelkar
Noor Alramadan Francesca Kelly*
Bella Bertram* Megan Laplante
Madison Bianes* Katalyna Lavarez
Samantha Bianes Carina Lutz
Adhiti Chandramohan Kristine Mackey
Shruti Chari Mikayla Mann
Lauren Crane Jaden McDaniel
Nicole Curristan Hannah Nguyen
Taryn Duardo* Madalyn Nguyen
Maddie Engblom Katie O'Connel
Anna Ensberg* Emilia Quintanar
Michaela Fischer* Kaavya Raamkumar
Samantha Gettinger Kowalski Emersen Rider
Maya Glover-Castro* Angeline Santa Romana*
Alexi Grabia* Samara Shahzad
Sydney Griffin* Isabel Silva*
Kristen Gunter* Jaddin Thomas*
Sarina Hegli* Esha Walia*
Serena Ingram* Destiny Wilcox*

* also recognized as a 2019 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."

Applications for the 2021 Emerging Leaders program will go live in winter 2020.

Questions? Contact Robyn Murray, 619-610-0705