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Special Events


Leading Women Awards Breakfast



Thank you for making the 2016 Leading Women Awards a success!


On March 24, 2016, we honored four inspiring women:


Stephanie Browne, Senior Director, Information Technology-Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Dr. Divina Grossman, Professor and Former Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Hannah Grove, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, State Street Corporation
Linda K. Zecher, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Leading Women Awards is Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ signature annual event, which celebrates leadership and helps bring Girl Scouting to girls and communities who need it most.

The awards recognize outstanding individuals whose accomplishments make them ideal role models for Girl Scouts, the leading women of tomorrow. More than 450 guests from the private sector, government, non-profit organizations and educational institutions gather to celebrate our distinguished honorees as well as Girl Scouts of today.

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Leading Women Awards and nominations for Leading Women (and men) are now being accepted.


For more information about the 25th anniversary celebration, please contact Dana Pellitteri at 857-453-5329.


2016 Event Sponsors


Boston Marathon – Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is proud to be an official partner in the 2016 John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program. A team of five dedicated runners will represent Team GSEM in the 120th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2016.

Our team runs with one goal in mind: to inspire Girl Scouts to lead healthy lives and prove that anything is possible when you put your mind to it! Funds raised by Team GSEM will support programming, events, and workshops that teach girls how to stay healthy and active.


Meet our runners and help them cross the finish line by visiting our team fundraising page. To learn more about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, contact Dana Pellitteri.



Gold Awards Centennial Celebration – 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, now called the Gold Award. Throughout the year, GSEM will highlight this milestone and the remarkable impact made by girls and women in our shared communities who have achieved this distinction. Leading Women festivities will include the chance to hear from some of our own Gold Awardees in eastern Massachusetts and to witness firsthand how, together, we are building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place through your investment.