The 19th Annual Women of Distinction Breakfast, sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, was held on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at The Waldorf Astoria. The event honored six remarkable Women—leaders who exemplify the Council's mission to help girls grow into outstanding women. Deborah Norville, two-time Emmy Award- winning journalist, anchor of Inside Edition and author of The Power of Respect and Thank You Power, served as emcee.
This year's honorees included Sharon Bush, Founder and CEO, Teddy Share; Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO, Creative Director, Co-Founder FEED Projects LLC; Beth McCabe, VP/Director, Social Marketing and Technology, Digitas; Ranjini Pillay, Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer (Property & Casualty), Global Risk Solutions, Chartis; Ann Shoket, Editor-in-Chief, Seventeen Magazine; and Catherine Blanche Brome Morrison, Girl Scout Ambassador, Future Woman of Distinction.
"Our Women of Distinction honorees exemplify outstanding achievement and leadership. They represent
powerful role models for our girls, demonstrating that if they can dream it, they can do it!" said Girl Scout Council Board President Patricia Stensrud. "Girl Scouting equips girls with confidence, skills and a path for accomplishing their goals. Belief in their own self-worth will serve them, their families and their communities for a lifetime."