On December 5, 2012, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) hosted the 2012 ToGetHerThere Luncheon. The luncheon gave GSGLA the opportunity to conclude an extraordinary year celebrating Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary, while bringing awareness to the national ToGetHerThere campaign, highlighting the importance of achieving gender-balanced leadership in one generation. The event honored three distinguished Girl Scout alumnae as ToGetHerThere Women of Distinction for their dynamic contributions as leaders and as role models: SunAmerica Retirement Markets Inc. CEO Jana Waring Greer, Sempra Energy CEO Debra L. Reed, and DineEquity, Inc. CEO Julia A. Stewart. Additionally, nearly 100 outstanding Los Angeles area Girl Scouts were celebrated and recognized at the luncheon as tomorrow's Emerging Leaders for their extraordinary accomplishments, demonstration of high leadership potential, and dedication to the values of Girl Scouting.
More than 750 Girl Scout alumnae, Los Angeles' business and community leaders filled the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland to celebrate these phenomenal alumnae and outstanding Girl Scouts. The morning of the event, Emerging Leader Girl Scouts had the opportunity to take part in a panel discussion with event honorees and Girl Scout alumnae. These selected Girl Scouts also participated in minute-mentoring sessions where each Emerging Leader had the opportunity to chat with the honorees and several other successful Girl Scout alumnae from around the Los Angeles area about their career paths, goals, and what it means to be a woman and a leader in today's society. The afternoon luncheon featured an inspiring address by GSGLA CEO Lise L. Luttgens, Emerging Leader Girl Scout pin presentations, and Women of Distinction Award presentations to the three honorees.