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National Alumnae

Girl Scouting Works!

Refer to the complete Girl Scout Impact Study (link below). You’ll be amazed:alumnae_impact_study


 Some information from the study… 

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This list of Girl Scout alumnae includes many successful women in many different fields. An amazing 64% percent of today’s women leaders in the United States (civic, corporate, political, etc.) were once Girl Scouts!


Bellamy, Carol – Executive Director, UNICEF
Betanzos, Amalia – President/CEO, Wildcat Service Corp
Biggins, Veronica – Vice President, C&S Bank Corp
Chavez-Thompson, Linda – Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO
d’Harnoncourt, Annie – Director, CEO, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Diaz Dennis, Patricia – VP, Gov’t Affairs, Sprint, Former FCC Comm
Dole, Elizabeth – Former President, American Red Cross
Falk, Susan – President, Express (clothing retailer)
Fernandez, Lillian – Former Director, Int’l Affairs, Pfizer, Inc
Fields, Debbi – Mrs. Fields Cookies Founder
Heifer, Ricki Tigert – Former Chair, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Juliber, Lois – President, Colgate Palmolive
Katen, Karen – Vice President, Pfizer
Marram, Ellen – Former President, Tropicana
Newkerk, Deborah – President, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi
Roddick, Anita – Founder of The Body Shop
Yardis, Pam – President, Nat’l Organization of Mgmt. Consultants


Arnold, Sarah Louise – Dean of Simmons College
Ellis Alexander, Marianne – ED, Public Leadership Education Network
Fox, Muriel – Chair, NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund
Futrell, Mary Hatwood – Former President, National Education Association
Hatwood Guttrell, Mary – Former Director, National Education Association
Jones, Elaine – Head of NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund
McAuliffe, Christa – Teacher and Astronaut
McGuire, Patricia – President, Trinity College
Murphy MacGregor, Molly – ED, National Women’s History Project


Bush, Laura – Wife of President George Bush, Jr (43rd President)
Carter, Rosalyn- Wife of President Jimmy Carter (39th President)
Clinton, Chelsea – Daughter of Bill Clinton (42nd President)
Gore, Tipper – Wife of former VP Al Gore
Hoover, Lou Henry -Wife of President Herbert Hoover
Johnson Robb, Lynda, – Daughter of Lyndon B. Johnson (36th President)
Johnson Turpin, Luci, – Daughter of Lyndon B. Johnson (36th President)
Kennedy, Ethel – Wife of Robert Kennedy (Presidential candidate)
Mondale, Joan – Wife of former VP, Walter Mondale
Nixon, Pat – Wife of former President Richard Nixon (37th President)
Nixon Cox, Tricia – Daughter of Richard Nixon (37th President)
Nixon Eisenhower, Julie – Daughter of Richard Nixon (37th President)
Obama, Michelle – Wife of President Barack Obama (44th President)
Michelle Obama is also the honorary president of Girl Scouts, USA
Quayle, Marilyn – Wife of Former VP, Dan Quayle
Reagan, Nancy – Wife of Ronald Reagan (40th President)
Rodham Clinton, Hillary – US Senator & Wife of Bill Clinton (42nd President)
Wilson, Edith – Former First Lady, wife of Woodrow Wilson


Albright, Madeleine – former US Secretary of State
Babbitt, Hattie – former US Ambassador, Organization of American States
Barshefsky, Charlene – US Trade Representative
Boggs, Corrinne C. – US Ambassador to the Vatican
Browner, Carol – former Administrator-Environmental Protection Agency
Collins, Martha Layne – former Governor of Kentucky
Coone, Jane – former US Ambassador to Bangladesh
Fenwick, Millicent – former US Representative to UN Food & Agriculture Org
Ferraro, Geraldine – former House Representative for New York and VP candidate
Grasso, Ella – former Governor of Connecticut
Herman, Alexis M. – former US Secretary of Labor
Hills, Carla – US Trade Representative
Kassenbaum, Nancy – Senator from Kansas
Kirkpatrick, Jeanne – Former US Ambassador to the United Nations
Klimova, Rita – US Ambassador, Czech & Slovah Federal Republic
Mink, Patsy – US House Representative from Hawaii
Mosley-Braun, Carol – former Senator for Illinois
Mikulski, Barbara – US Senator, Maryland
Ray, Dixie Lee – former Governor of Washington, Chair of the Atomic Energy Commission
Reno, Janet – former US Attorney General
Richardson, Margaret M. – Commissioner-IRS
Schroeder, Pat – first woman congressional representative for Colorado
Shalala, Donna – former US Secretary of Health and Human Service
Sauve, Jean – Former Governor-General of Canada
Swift, Jane – former Governor of Massachusetts


Brothers, Joyce, Dr. – Psychologist; Radio & TV Personality
Bodar, Roberta – 1st. Canadian woman in space
Collins, Brenda – Child Psychologist
Collins, Lt Col Eileen – 1st Woman Space Shuttle Commander Astronaut
Davis, Jan – Astronaut
Fisher, Anna, Dr. – Astronaut
Hughes Fulford, Millie, Dr. – Former Astronaut; Head of Research Lab
Jemison, Mae – Astronaut
Jernigan, Tamara, Dr. – Astronaut
Resnick, Judith – Astronaut
Ride, Sally, Dr. – Astronaut, first woman in Space
Rosenweig, Cynthia – NASA Research Scientist
Seddon, Rhea, Dr. – Astronaut
Sharman, Helen – First British woman in space
Sullivan, Kathryn, Dr. – Astronaut
Thornton, Kathryn, Dr. – Astronaut


Day O’Connor, Sandra – Associate Justice, US Supreme Court


Berry, Linda – FBI Agent
Walls, Juanita – FBI Agent
Watson, Elizabeth – Houston Police Chief


Braver, Rita – Correspondent, CBS News
Chen, Joie -CNN reporter
Couric, Kathleen – Anchorwoman, “Today Show”
DelBarco, Mandelitte – News Broadcaster, National Public Radio
George, Phyllis – ’71 Miss America, Program Host for PAX-TV
Hopkins, Jan – Anchor, CNN Financial News
Jones, Star – Co-host, “The View”, ABC-TV
Moriarty, Erin – TV Reporter, CBS “48Hours”
Norville, Deborah – Host of “Inside Edition”
Pauley, Jane – TV reporter, “Dateline”
Savage, Terry – Columnist, TV Talk Show Host
Shipman, Claire – White House Correspondent, NBC News
Sweeney, Anne – President, Disney/ABC Cable Network
Walters, Barbara – Anchorwoman of ABC “20/20″
Wafts, Rolanda – Former Television Talk Show Host
Woodruff, Judy – Anchor & Senior Correspondent, CNN


Allison, Jacqueline – Rear Admiral/Navy
Edmunds, Jeanette – Colonel, US Army War Reserve
Elliot, Carol C. – Brigadier General, USAF
Engel, Joan – Rear Admiral, Director, Health & Safety
Fishburne, Lillian – Rear Admiral/Navy
Frost, Kathy – The Adjutant General of the Army
Johnson, Joyce – Rear Admiral, Director, Health & Safety
McGann, Barbara – Rear Admiral/Navy
Paige, Kathleen K – RADM, VSN
Stierle, Linda – Brigadier General
Widnall, Sheila – US Secretary of Air Force–retired
Williamson, Myrna, Gen. – Retired Army General


Anderson, Melissa Sue – Actress (Little House on the Prairie)
Anderson, Marion- Singer
Arroyo, Martina – Soproano
Ball, Lucille – Comedienne
Bergen, Candace – Actress (Murphy Brown and Boston Legal)
Bergen, Polly – Actress
Black, Shirley Temple – Actress and US Ambassador
Carey, Mariah – Singer
Carlisle, Kitty – Actress
Carter, Lynda – Actress (Wonder Woman)
Cass, Peggy – Actress
Chafee, Susy – Entertainer
Danner, Blythe – Actress
Davis, Bette – Actress
Dee, Sandra – Actress
Dion, Celine -Singer
Fanning, Dakota -Actress
Fisher, Carrie – Actress, Author (Star Wars trilogy)
George, Phyllis – Actress
Hayes, Helen – Actress
Holm, Celeste – Actress
Kain, Karen – Prima ballerina
Kelly, Grace – Actress
Lamour, Dorothy – Actress
Lewis, Shari – Puppeteer
Lucci, Susan – Actress (All my Children)
Merchant, Natalie – Singer
Norman, Jessye – Opera Singer
Reynolds, Debbie – Actress
Rivera, Chita – Actress
Shore, Dinah – Actress
Star, Brenda – Singer
Stewart, Martha – TV Personality; Martha Stewart Living
Thomas, Marlo – Actress
Tiegs, Cheryl – Model
Turner, Kathleen – Actress (Romancing the Stone, War of the Roses…)
Tyler Moore, Mary – Actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show)
Warwick, Dionne – Singer


Arias, Anna Marie – Assoc Editor, Hispanic magazine
Edwards, Virginia – Editor, Education Week, and President, Editorial Projects in Education
Eng, Phoebe – Publisher, “A” Magazine
Fiore, Mary – Managing Editor, “Good Housekeeping” magazine
Moore, Ann – Publisher, “People” magazine
Taylor, Susan – Editor-in-Chief, “Essence” Magazine
Wolf, Wendy – Senior Editor, Harper Collins
Ying, Mildred – Food Editor, “Good Housekeeping” magazine


Ackerman, Valede – Women’s National Basketball
Bell, Judy – Former President, US Golf Association; amateur golfer
Blair, Bonnie – ’94 Gold Olympian Speed Skater
Caponi, Donna – Golfer
Chaffee, Suzy – Skier; World Freestyle Skiing Champion, 1971-73
DeFrantz, Anita – Attorney, Int’l Olympic Committee; ’76 rowing bronze
Evans, Janet – ’92 800m freestyle gold medallist
Fawcett, Joy – US World Cup Team 1999
Fleming, Peggy – ’68 figure skating gold Olympian
Griffith-Joyner, Florence – Olympic gold medalist
Hamill, Dorothy – ’76 figure skating gold Olympian
Green, Tina Sloan – President, Black Women Sports
Joyner-Kersee, Jacqueline – ’88 Long Jump Gold Olympian
Lobo, Rebecca – WNBA Basketball Player
Lopez, Nancy – Pro-golfer
MacMillan, Shannon – Women’s World Cup Member
Marquis, Gail – Olympic Basketball Medalist; basketball commentator
McPeak, Holly – Beach Pro Volleyball
McTiernan, Kerri-Ann – 1st woman coach men’s basketball
Powell, Renee – 1st African American Golf Player on LPGA
Richardson, Donna -Fitness Expert
Redman, Susie – Pro-golfer
Rigby-Mason, Cathy – Olympic Gymnast & TV Commentator
St. John Deane, Bonnie – Paralympic Snow Skiing Medalist
St. James, Lyn – Auto Racing; ’92 Indy 500 “Rookie of the Year”
Thompson, Jenny – ’96 Gold Olympian Swimmer
Williams, Venus – Tennis Pro
Vanderveer, Tara – Women’s Basketball


Bombeck Erma, Author
Bloodworth-Thomason, Linda – Writer, TV Producer
Dove, Rita – ’93 US Poet Laureate
Landers, Ann – Advice Columnist
Steinem, Gloria – Author
VanBuren, Abigail – Advice Columnist
Viorst, Judith – Author of Poetry Collections, children books


Bourke-White, Margaret – Photographer
Brandon, Barbara – Cartoonist
Elizabeth II – Queen of Great Britain
Gist, Carole – 1st African-American Miss USA
Goodman, Linda – Astrologer
Guisewaite, Cathy -Cartoonist
Princess Anne – Olympian and President of Save the Children
Princess Margaret – former princess of Great Britain, charity worker
Whitestone, Heather – Miss America, ’95