Nominate Outstanding Women Leaders: Take the Lead

Posted by on December 1, 2008

For more than two decades, the Girl Scouts have honored women who demonstrate the highest levels of achievement in their fields and serve as role models to the next generation of women leaders.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania is continuing this historic tradition and seeking nominations for women to recognize at its 23rd Annual Take the Lead ceremonies. The event will be held Monday, March 2, 2009 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, December 8, 2008.

Take the Lead honors women from the Philadelphia region considered role models for girls and who exemplify the highest ideals of Girl Scouting.

“The Take the Lead award recipients are women whose professional achievements and contributions to the community cannot be overlooked,” said Ann Meredith, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. “They are the female leaders girls want to emulate.”

Last year’s awardees included Dr. Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania; Lisa Nutter, president of Philadelphia Academies, Inc.; and Melissa Fitzgerald, a local actress, producer and art director.

The Take the Lead awards ceremony is conducted entirely by Girl Scouts who also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the honorees and learn from them.

Funds raised from Take the Lead provide support to the more than 40,000 girls and 15,000 volunteers of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania.

To submit a nomination, download an application online (see link below) or contact Joni Brennan by email at, by mail at GSEP, P.O. Box 27540, Philadelphia, PA  19118 or by phone at 1-888-564-4657.

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