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Cool Women

Cool Women Celebration

Stay tuned for next year! Our Cool Women Celebration will return in spring 2024.

View photos from the 2023 Cool Women Celebration.

Each year, Girl Scouts San Diego honors 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. During a mentoring session, luncheon and ceremony, these female leaders share the spotlight with the Emerging Leader Girl Scouts, who are recognized for their outstanding achievements by their mentors and community leaders

Thank you to those of you who already contributed to this critical cause. If you haven’t had a chance yet, it’s not too late! YOU can empower even more girls to use their voices, develop a strong sense of self, step outside their comfort zones, and build resilience. Please empower Girl Scouts with your tax-deductible donation today.

Congratulations to our Cool Women, Class of 2023

  • Rashmi Char, Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm
  • Liza Crisafi, Chief Investment Officer, San Diego Retirement System (retired)
  • Norma Diaz, Chief Executive Officer, Community Health Group
  • Kimberley Layton, Chief Advancement and Communications Officer at the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank; former Vice President of External Affairs, Los Angeles Chargers
  • Deanna MackeyGeneral Manager, KPBS
Thank you to our amazing co-chairs!
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    Coreen Petti
    Cool Woman 2019
    AVP University Events & Partnerships
    University of San Diego

  • Trisha Zulic

    Trisha Zulic
    HR Consultant
    Girl Scouts San Diego Board Member

Honorary Committee Members

  • Julia R. Brown
  • Norma Diaz
  • Rita and Keith Datko
  • Sue and John Major
  • Emily Rex
  • Betty Jo Shaieb
  • Janet Steiner
  • Katie and Dan Sullivan
  • Wrethinking, the Foundation
Thank you to our sponsors!
  • Pearl

  • SDGE
  • Gold

  • SOLV Energy


  • PNC Bank
  • Qualcomm
  • USD


  • KPBS
  • Mission Fed
  • Sycuan


  • Community Health Group
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Ranch and Coast Magazine
  • Southwest Airlines

VIP Table

  • Geico Foundation
  • Island Architects
  • Ledford Accounting
  • Marsh McLennan Agency
  • Philips
  • Patti Roscoe
  • Dawn Welch



  • Academy of Our Lady of Peace
    Jeni Barajas
    Blue Shield Promise Health Plan
    Blue Sky Service Unit
    Dirty Birds Restaurant Group
    Episcopal Community Services
  • Jennifer Freet
    Ann Holler
    Janice Kurth
    Deanna Mackey
    Amanda Montgomery
    Coreen and Kevin Petti
A Look Back at the 2022 Cool Women Event

During the mentoring session, luncheon and ceremony on March 24, our 2022 Cool Women witnessed the Emerging Leader Girl Scouts in action! They were networking with guests at tables, presenting from the stage, and growing their professional skills all morning.

Proceeds from this event benefits programs that empower girls to use their voices, develop a strong sense of self, step outside their comfort zones, and build resilience.

Thank you to our guests and sponsors for generously supporting girls in discovering new skills, developing a strong sense of self, stepping outside their comfort zones, and building resilience. Together, we are shaping and investing in a bright future!

Congratulations to our 2022 Cool Women Honorees

Check out the celebration photos here.


Sponsorships: Desiree Perez, 619-610-0801
Registration: Dayana Silva-James, 619-610-0737