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Emerging Leader Girl Scouts introduced the Cool Women of 2019. Pictured from left to right are Alina Ho, Nancy Jamison, Serena Ingram, Coreen Petti, Destiny Wilcox, Virginia Nelson, Dawn Barry, Anna Ensberg, Gema Deleon and Cadence Dobias. CEO Carol Dedrich is at far right.

Cool Women

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

2020 luncheon:
Thursday, April 30
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
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Nominate a cool woman you know.

For 20 years, Girl Scouts San Diego has honored exemplary women whose personal and professional lives make them consummate role models for girls. Cool Women make the world a better place as they balance work, family, friends and community service.

Join us as we honor the Cool Women of 2020 and introduce the Emerging Leader Girl Scout Class of 2020, young women of outstanding achievement who embody the spirit of the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

Prior to the luncheon, the Emerging Leaders will spend the morning in a mentoring session with Cool Women alums and other professional women and female community leaders.

Proceeds will support programs that empower Girl Scouts to use their voices, develop a strong sense of self, step outside their comfort zones, and build resilience.

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Check out sponsorship and donation opportunities, or contact Veronica Worthington, 619-610-0801.


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

Angie Lasagna and Joyce Glazer co-chaired the event, held at the Kona Kai Resort; Sandra Maas of KUSI was the emcee. The following 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
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Cool Women, mentors, and Emerging Leader Girl Scouts of 2019

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