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Cool Women

Celebrate 20 Years of Cool Women

Cool Women 2020
20 Years of Honoring Cool Women...
a lifetime of investing in Emerging Leaders

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On June 12, we saluted the Cool Women of 2000-2019 and our 2020 Emerging Leader Girl Scouts.

Cool Women are consummate role models for girls, and the courage, confidence, and character of our inspirational Emerging Leader Girl Scouts embody our mission.

Generous supporters donated $128,000 for programs that will empower today’s Girl Scouts to be the Cool Women of tomorrow. Special thanks to the Cool Women alums who jointly matched $25,000 of the gifts.

Former CEO Jo Dee Jacob, a Cool Woman of 2016, shared the origins of the Cool Women program during this inspirational event. We reminisced with Cool Women alums and discovered what they’re up to now; and heard from CEO Carol Dedrich and 2019 National Gold Award Girl Scout Ana De Almeida Amaral of Chula Vista.

Co-chairs and Honorary Committee
These four Cool Women alums provided extraordinary support as event co-chairs—and were joined on the honorary committee by alums Phyllis Epstein ’17, Arlene Harris ’13, and Lori Walton ’11:

  • Bink Cook

  • Dea Hurston

  • Lidia S. Martinez

  • Patti Roscoe

  • Champion Sponsor

  • Leader Sponsor

  • Leader Sponsor
  • Mentor Sponsor
  • Mentor Sponsor

  • Mentor Sponsor
  • Mentor Sponsor

  • Mentor Sponsor

How to Support

Sponsorships and underwriters: Veronica Worthington, 619-610-0801
Registration: Trisha Domingo, 619-610-0839
Volunteer opportunities: Connie Huynh, 619-610-0728


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Cool Women, mentors, and Emerging Leader Girl Scouts of 2019

The connections forged among our Emerging Leader Girl Scouts, Cool Women, executive mentors, and luncheon guests will advance female leadership in San Diego.

These executive women mentors shared their experience, encouragement, and inspiration with the Emerging Leaders during the mentoring session: 

Mary Jean AndersonOwner and President, Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air Angie LasagnaVice President, Community Relations and Media Affairs, Mission Federal Credit Union
Dawn BarryPresident and Co-Founder, LunaPBC Emily LeInformation Technology Intern, San Diego Gas & Electric
Carolin BotzenhardtWealth Advisor, Wells Fargo Private Banking Monica MaChief Investment Officer, Blankinship & Foster, LLC
Gema DeleonPresident, WISE (Women in Sports and Events) San Diego Lidia S. MartinezManager of Community Affairs & Grassroots, Southwest Airlines
Joyce GlazerContributing Writer, San Diego Magazine Virginia NelsonAttorney at Law
Alina GoldnerInformation Technology Associate, San Diego Gas & Electric Coreen PettiAssociate Vice President, University of San Diego
Dea HurstonArts Advocate, Philanthropist, Playwright Sherry SpecialSenior Vice President, Consumer Lending and Branch Network, Mission Federal Credit Union
Nancy JamisonPresident and CEO (Ret.), San Diego Grantmakers Nhu TranCommunity Relations Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric