NEW YORK, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At its annual gala on April 29, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY), New York City's premier girl leadership organization, will honor Davia Temin – the CEO and founder of Temin and Company, a crisis and reputation management, coaching, and marketing strategy firm. Ms. Temin, who serves on the board of Swarthmore College and is chair of the board of Video Volunteers, served as the First Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America from 2005 through 2014. Also, as chair of fund development, Ms. Temin originated the Girl Scouts' $1 billion campaign – the largest campaign for girls in history.
"Davia is a powerful role model for girls as both a business leader and as a tireless advocate for girls and women everywhere," said Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. "She represents extraordinary success as a women business owner here in New York City, and I believe her impact reaches far beyond us to bring a voice to women of all ages in this country and around the world."
In addition to her decade of involvement with the Girl Scouts of the USA, for the past five years, Ms. Temin has chaired the board of Video Volunteers, an international media organization that provides citizen journalists in India and around the world with video journalism skills, helping them to document stories of poverty and human rights violations – 25% of which are improved because of the videos' impact.
"Girl Scouts is one of the most powerful pipelines for girl and women leaders," says Ms. Temin. "For so long, as the only woman in corporate executive suites, I would ask why there weren't more women in the room. The answer would be: 'there just aren't enough women in the pipeline.' Well – Girl Scouts is the solution. The world truly needs girls – and men and women – of courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place – Girl Scouts' motto – now, more than ever."
At this year's GSGNY gala two other outstanding women business leaders in New York City will also be presented with the Pinnacle in Leadership Award: Amy Brooks, Executive Vice President, Team Marketing & Business Operations, National Basketball Association; and Adele Gulfo, Chief Strategy Officer, Mylan.
As New York City's largest girls-only leadership organization, GSGNY has grown the number of girls served for nine consecutive years – proof that it provides girls with the relevant programming they want and need to succeed. The organization expects to increase membership to 45,000 within the next five years.
Proceeds from the gala will be used to fund programs that now serve more than 29,000 girls in New York City – 70% of whom come from low- to moderate-income homes – and to accommodate a waiting list of girls eager to join a Girl Scout troop.
About Davia Temin
Davia Temin is President and CEO of Temin and Company Incorporated (www.teminandcompany.com), a boutique management consultancy focused on crisis and reputation management; marketing, media, and social media strategy; thought leadership; and communications and leadership coaching. She also is a well-known expert, speaker and advocate for women's and girls' leadership, from Daisies to CEOs; from corporate directors to The White House.
Temin and Company helps corporations and other institutions create, enhance, and save reputations.
A highly experienced marketing, media, and reputation strategist and coach, Ms. Temin serves as the spokesperson for major organizations during crisis, coaches numerous global CEOs, is a frequent and popular public speaker, and advises worldwide corporations on the strategic direction of their women's councils.
An honors graduate of Swarthmore College, she attended Columbia University for her master's degree. She serves on the Board of Swarthmore College, is Chair of the Board of Video Volunteers, and serves on the boards or advisory boards of ProPublica, the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program of Columbia Journalism School, WomenCorporateDirectors, the Harvard Women's Leadership Board, IPTAR, and the Committee for Economic Development. In 2014, Ms. Temin was chosen as a Delegate by the U.S. State Department to the Global Entrepreneurship Program in Greece. For the past three years, she has been named one of the "Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior" by Trust Across America – for "an extensive and positive contribution to building trust in business."
From 2005 through 2014, Ms. Temin served as the First Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America and Chair of Fund Development, originating their $1 billion campaign – the "largest campaign for girls in history." In 2007, Ms. Temin was a Girl Scouts of Greater New York Women of Distinction honoree.
About the Girl Scouts of Greater New York
The Girl Scouts of Greater New York is New York City's largest girls-only leadership program, reaching more than 29,000 girls ages 5 to 17 in every zip code of the five boroughs with the help of over 8,000 dedicated volunteers. Seventy percent of the girls served come from low- to moderate-income homes. Girl Scouts enjoy programs that include college prep, career exploration, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), business and entrepreneurship, environmental leadership, take-action projects, and global citizenship. Today's Girl Scouts learn to lead with courage, confidence, and character to make their communities and the world a better place. Visit http://www.girlscoutsnyc.org to learn more.
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