Celebrate 20 Years of Cool Women
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:
Lidia S. Martinez
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 Anderson—Owner and President, Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air||Angie Lasagna—Vice President, Community Relations and Media Affairs, Mission Federal Credit Union|
|Dawn Barry—President and Co-Founder, LunaPBC||Emily Le—Information Technology Intern, San Diego Gas & Electric|
|Carolin Botzenhardt—Wealth Advisor, Wells Fargo Private Banking||Monica Ma—Chief Investment Officer, Blankinship & Foster, LLC|
|Gema Deleon—President, WISE (Women in Sports and Events) San Diego||Lidia S. Martinez—Manager of Community Affairs & Grassroots, Southwest Airlines|
|Joyce Glazer—Contributing Writer, San Diego Magazine||Virginia Nelson—Attorney at Law|
|Alina Goldner—Information Technology Associate, San Diego Gas & Electric||Coreen Petti—Associate Vice President, University of San Diego|
|Dea Hurston—Arts Advocate, Philanthropist, Playwright||Sherry Special—Senior Vice President, Consumer Lending and Branch Network, Mission Federal Credit Union|
|Nancy Jamison—President and CEO (Ret.), San Diego Grantmakers||Nhu Tran—Community Relations Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric|