Nation’s leading organization for girls kicks off 10th year of Celebrate Leadership with new honoree categories, including Man Enough to be a Girl Scout, and new accolade recognizing companies that are advancing women in leadership.
IRVINE, Calif., July 22, 2019 – Girl Scouts of Orange County announced its annual roster of Celebrate Leadership honorees, all extraordinary champions of girls and women from Orange County’s business and philanthropic community. Honorees will be recognized at a very special tenth annual Celebrate Leadership event on November 8, 2019 at Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach.
In celebration of the event’s 10th anniversary, Girl Scouts of Orange County is introducing several new honoree categories and a new nominated award recognizing OC companies Advancing Women in Leadership. An earlier call for nominations drew nearly 20 entries from OC companies taking action to achieve gender equality in the workplace.
Carrying forward a Celebrate Leadership tradition, each honoree will be paired with a current Girl Scout, ranging from Daisy (kindergarten) to Ambassador (grades 11-12) levels, providing the leaders of tomorrow with opportunities to connect with leaders of today.
Girl Scouts of Orange County’s 2019 Celebrate Leadership Honorees
- G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ Honoree
Carole Moreno, Co-Owner, Angels Baseball
- Man Enough To Be A Girl Scout Honoree
J. Allen Brack, President, Blizzard Entertainment
- Community Impact Honoree
Orange County United Way’s Women’s Philanthropy Fund
- Gold Award Girl Scout Honoree
Isabella Madrigal, 17-year-old Girl Scout Ambassador from Orange County School of the Arts
Advancing Women in Leadership – Top Workplace Impact Nominees
An impartial panel of judges comprised of community and business leaders narrowed the nominations to the top three, and the winner will be announced at Celebrate Leadership on November 8.
A global technology company and market leader in data and analytics, Experian supports numerous diversity and inclusion initiatives, including Women in Experian (WiE), a global program focused on improving gender balance across all levels of the organization. Progressive policies in areas like female empowerment, flexible working, paid parental leave and Employee Resource Groups ensure that employees can flourish and feel a sense of pride about working for Experian.
A global architecture, design, and planning firm with 48 locations and more than 6,000 professionals, Gensler’s blossoming initiative called SWAG (Successful Women at Gensler) is dedicated to providing a safe place where women of all ages and career stages can support each another in making a positive influence in the world.
One of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans, Kaiser Permanente offers several programs to support women in the workplace. WE@KP (Women Empowered @ KP business resource group) provides women with opportunities for education, networking, and development of leadership skills.
“I am thrilled to announce this year’s extraordinary roster of Celebrate Leadership honorees and top nominees,” shared Vikki Shepp, CEO of Girl Scouts of Orange County. “These outstanding individuals and organizations are important champions of diversity and inclusion, and show the world that there are no limits to what girls and women can achieve. Without a doubt, they are paving the way for our next generation of female leaders.”
Girl Scouts of Orange County’s tenth annual Celebrate Leadership event is chaired by Girl Scouts of Orange County board members Julie Farbaniec of Blizzard Entertainment and Roberta Swanson of Western Digital. The event will host over 300 community and business leaders from OC and beyond for an evening of celebration and fun, exciting live and silent auction items, and delicious food and libations. Money raised will support leadership development programs for Orange County’s nearly 20,000 Girl Scouts and the more than 13,000 dedicated volunteers and adult members who support them.
Visit girlscoutsoc.org/celebrateleadership to sponsor, donate, and purchase tickets.
About Girl Scouts
We are Girl Scouts of Orange County. We are 33,000 strong-- 20,000 girls and 13,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. With programs in every zip code in Orange County, Girl Scouts offers every girl opportunities to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit girlscoutsoc.org .