“Resilient. Ready. Strong.” Grounded in optimism, yet often fueled by adversity, these three powerful words speak volumes about the inner fortitude it takes to navigate a world of everyday challenges and difficult decisions. Life is rarely easy. Failure can overshadow success. Self-doubt, inequities, and biases influence our view of reality.
Girls, especially, need a place where they can build the skills to overcome those doubts and see a world of opportunity. As Girl Scouts, girls learn to find their purpose, passion, and perspective by accentuating the positive qualities they already have and practicing the vital skills of decision-making, risk-taking, and leadership that build resiliency over time. To thrive, girls need advocates who rally around them, encourage them, and invest in them. They need you.
Please join us on March 16 to support the critical work of Girl Scouts and sustain access to leadership and formative experiences for every girl in our community.
We are honored to recognize our awardees who have made the world a better place by advancing opportunities for girls and women.
Meet the Honorees:
Receiving the Corporate Award is McDermott Will & Emery, a long-standing partner of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (GCNWI). Accepting the award will be Michael Boykins, Chicago Managing Partner. McDermott Will & Emery has been a valued collaborator with Girl Scouts GCNWI over many years, and we are thrilled to honor this relationship.
The Girl Scout’s Own Award
The Girl Scout’s Own Award honors our very own former Girl Scouts GCNWI Board Member, Josephine (Jodi) Bahl. Jodi is a lifetime Girl Scout member and was active in a troop growing up in the St. Croix Valley council. We are thrilled to present this award to a long-time champion of Girl Scouting and our council.
Carole L. Brown is head of Asset Management Group for The PNC Financial Services Group. In this role, she is responsible for leading PNC’s wealth management and private banking services for high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families, as well as custom investment and advisory solutions for institutional clients.
We are thrilled that PNC Financial Services Group is the Presenting Sponsor of this year’s event. Thank you, PNC!!
Don’t Miss Out
Join us on March 16 to celebrate these incredible honorees, along with girls and women who are leading with purpose and passion.