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Young Women of Vision Leadership Summit

Taking Action Today, to Build a Sustainable Future Tomorrow

This community-wide event enabled corporate, business and civic leaders, community members, and our Girl Scout family—from all across our council footprint—to unite for inspiration, information, and a renewed commitment to furthering leadership development opportunities for our girls. We celebrated the critical contributions that women make across industries, and how that affects our collective work in developing future female leaders. While we couldn't come together in-person, we are excited we were able to gather with you virtually for this valuable fundraising event!

Proceeds from this event will support programs and operations to benefit the girl members and adult volunteers of GSHNJ.

You can further ensure the future of leadership development for Girl Scouts by becoming an Inaugural Member of our Daisy's Circle and you can help Bring Her Promise to Life. By selecting 'monthly donation' and committing to a minimum $10 per month gift, you automatically join Daisy's Circle and will receive your Daisy's Circle Pin!

2020 Young Women of Vision Leadership Summit Program Booklet

Unable to register for the event? As a thank you—for a donation $40—GSHNJ would like to share a link to the recording of the Live on Zoom leadership summit, which took place on September 18, 2020.

YWOV Keynote Tiffany Dufu

Founder & CEO | The Cru

Named to Entrepreneur's 100 Powerful Women and Fast Company's League of Extraordinary Women, Tiffany has raised nearly $20 million toward the cause of women the girls. Tiffany is a Lifetime Girl Scout and author of the bestselling book Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less. In addition, Tiffany has served as President of The White House Project, as a Major Gifts Officer at Simmons University, as Associate Director of Development at Seattle Girls' School, and was a launch team member to Lean In.

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Opening Remarks: Magda Yrizarry 
SVP - Chief Diversity Officer, Employee Development, Experience and Diversity | Verizon

Magda leads the strategy, development, and execution of Verizon’s global diversity and inclusion efforts, campus and executive talent acquisition, learning and development, and succession planning. In addition, she is responsible for organizational effectiveness, change management, supplier diversity, and cultivating an inclusive culture and leadership team. Her team also leads the charge on training the company’s global employee base on Unconscious Bias in the workplace. Top rankings include recognition from Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Working Mother, National Association for Women Executives (NAFE), Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), Black Enterprise, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), and Military Friendly®. In 2017, she was named to People en Español’s 25 Most Powerful Women and to the Association of Latino Professionals For America’s (ALPFA) 50 Most Powerful Latinas list. Additionally, Magda was a Girl Scout!

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Gold Award Girl Scout: Emma M.
Take Action Project: We Got Your Back

Emma's Girl Scout Gold Award project focused around creating a supportive community for patients undergoing ASC scoliosis surgery. When Emma was diagnosed with severe scoliosis, she was told she would have to have spinal fusion surgery to correct it. After months of research she found a new surgery called ASC which is not as invasive. Throughout this process Emma didn't have anyone who had gone through this surgery, and wished she had a support group.

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