Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Announces 2010 Take The Lead Honorees

Jan 07, 2010, 09:23 ET from Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

Annual award recognizes 13 regional women for exemplary leadership and achievement; ACME Markets' Judy Spires named recipient of prestigious Juliette Gordon Low Award

MIQUON, Pa., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) announced the recipients of its 2010 Take The Lead Award, which honors some of the region's most notable women of courage, confidence and character whose leadership and achievements make the world a better place. Take The Lead honorees represent GSEP's three primary Service Center regions:

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Philadelphia

Lehigh Valley

Berks County

GSEP also named Judy Spires, president of ACME Markets, Inc. as the recipient of its 2010 Juliette Gordon Low Leadership Award, which the Council introduced three years ago to honor women of extraordinary vision and impact.

Past recipients of GSEP's Take The Lead Award include the Honorable Lynn Abraham, Margaret Chin, Nancy Conrad, Esq., Alice Gast, Anne d'Harnoncourt, Ellen Horan, Lisa Nutter and Sister Mary Scullion. All are role models who support the Girl Scouts mission of developing girls as leaders of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

This year's honorees will be recognized at three events: March 2 at the Four Seasons Hotel (Philadelphia); March 9 at the Reading Crowne Plaza (Berks County); April 29 at the Holiday Inn-Fogelsville (Lehigh Valley).

PECO and Cozen O'Connor are early corporate sponsors of the Philadelphia Take The Lead event.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania is the largest girl-serving organization in Pennsylvania, with more than 41,000 girl members and 14,000 adult volunteers in Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia Counties. Today, 80 percent of women in leadership and executive roles in the United States and 70 percent of U.S. Congresswomen are Girl Scout alumnae.

SOURCE Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania



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