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The Girl Scouts of Greater New York Hosts 19th Annual Women of Distinction Breakfast.

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A true "badge" of autumn, the 19th Annual Women of Distinction Breakfast, sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, is being held on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at The Waldorf Astoria. The event honors 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, will serve as emcee. Cheryl L. Swiatkowski, Vice-President of Jones Lang LaSalle is the Breakfast Chair. Paula H. Zirinsky, Marketing Director, Morvillo, Abramowitz is the Co-Chair.

This year's honorees include:

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."

The Women of Distinction Breakfast begins promptly at 7:30 AM on Thursday, October 27 in The Waldorf Astoria, located at 301 Park Avenue at 50th Street. Five hundred guests are expected to attend.

About the Girl Scouts of Greater New York

The Girl Scouts of Greater New York provides New York City's largest girls-only leadership development program reaching more than 25,000 girls ages 5 to 17. Girl Scout programs reach girls in virtually every zip code of New York City's five boroughs and every socioeconomic sector. Girl Scouts enjoy programs that include career exploration, financial literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), camping and environmental programs, and the nation's largest business training program for girls, the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Today's Girl Scouts are prepared to lead today as well as tomorrow, fulfilling our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Visit www.girlscoutsnyc.org to learn more.

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