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Famous Former Girl Scouts

Guest Author - Denese Tyler

When Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts in 1912, she must have believed that dedicated and dynamic leaders were vital to helping girls develop their full potential. For 100 years, the Girl Scout organization, thanks to numerous volunteers, has helped develop many of our nation’s leaders and entertainers who are admired around the world today.

According to the Southwest Indiana Girl Scout Council, well-know TV journalist and actress Lisa Ling said that “Girl Scouts is where I became acquainted with the idea that a woman can do anything. Learning that early on has a tremendous impact on the development of a young girl’s personality.” This is evident by the following extensive list of famous former Girl Scouts. This list was gathered from several Girl Scout council sites.

Authors
Bloodworth-Thomason, Linda - Writer, TV Producer
Dove, Rita - '93 US Poet Laureate
Landers, Ann - Advice Columnist
Steinem, Gloria - Author
Viorst, Judith - Author of Poetry Collections, children books

Business
Bellamy, Carol - Executive Director, UNICEF
Betanzos, Amalia - President/CEO, Wildcat Service Corp
Biggins, Veronica - Vice President, C&S Bank Corp
Chavez-Thompson, Linda - Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO
d'Harnoncourt, Annie - Director, CEO, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Diaz Dennis, Patricia - VP, Gov't Affairs, Sprint, Former FCC Comm
Dole, Elizabeth - Former President, American Red Cross
Falk, Susan - President, Express (clothing retailer)
Fernandez, Lillian - Former Director, Int'l Affairs, Pfizer, Inc.
Heifer, Ricki Tigert - Former Chair, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Juliber, Lois - President, Colgate Palmolive
Katen, Karen - Vice President, Pfizer
Marram, Ellen - Former President, Tropicana
Newkerk, Deborah - President, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi
Yardis, Pam - President, Nat'l Organization of Mgmt. Consultants

Educators
Ellis Alexander, Marianne - ED, Public Leadership Education Network
Fox, Muriel - Chair, NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund
Futrell, Mary Hatwood - Former President, National Education Association
Hatwood Guttrell, Mary - Former Director, National Education Association
Jones, Elaine - Head of NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund
McGuire, Patricia - President, Trinity College
Murphy MacGregor, Molly - ED, National Women's History Project

Elected Officials
Baldwin, Tammy - D-WI; House
Biggert, Judy - R-IL; House
Bono, Mary - R-CA; House
Capps, Lois - D-CA; House
Chenoweth, Helen - R-ID; House
Christensen, Donna - D-VI; House
Clayton, Eva - D-NC; House
Collins, Susan - D-ME; Senate
Cubin, Barbara - R-WY; House
DeGette, Diana - D-CO; House
Emerson, JoAnn - R-MO; House
Eshoo, Anna G. - D-CA; House
Fowler, Tillie - R-FL; House
Granger, Kay - R-TX; Rouse
Hutchison, Kay Bailey - R-TX; Senate
Jackson-Lee, Sheila - D-TX; House
Johnson, Eddie Bernice - D-TX; House
Kaptur, Marcy - D-OH; House
Kilpatrick, Carolyn Cheeks - D-MI; House
Landrieu, Mary - D-LA; Senate
Lee, Barbara - D-CA; House
Lincoln, Blanche - D-AR; Senate
Lowey, Nita - D-NY; House
McCarthy, Carolyn - D-NY; House
McCarthy, Karen - D-MO; House
Meek, Carrie P. - D-FL, House
Mikulski, Barbara - D-MD; Senate
Millender-McDonald, Juanita - D-CA; House
Mink, Patsy - D-HI; House
Murray, Patty - D-WA; Senate
Myrick, Sue - R-NC; House
Napolitano, Janet - D-AZ; Governor
Northup, Anne - R-KY; House
Pryce, Deborah - R-OH; House
Rodham Clinton, Hillary - D-NY; Senate
Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana -R-FL; House
Roukema, Marge - R-NJ; House
Sanchez, Loretta - D-CA; House
Schakowsky, Jan - D-IL; House
Slaughter, Louise M. -D-NY; House
Stabenow, Deborah - D-MI; House
Tauscher, Ellen O. - D-CA; House
Thurman, Karen L. - D-FL; House
Tubbs Jones, Stephanie - D-OH; House
Wilson, Heather - R-NM; House
Woolsey, Lynn - D-CA; House

First Family
Bush, Laura - Wife of President George Bush, Jr (43rd President)
Clinton, Chelsea - Daughter of Bill Clinton (42nd President)
Gore, Tipper - Wife of former VP Al Gore
Johnson Robb, Lynda, - Daughter of Lyndon B. Johnson (36th President)
Johnson Turpin, Luci, - Daughter of Lyndon B. Johnson (36th President)
Kennedy, Ethel - Wife of Robert Kennedy (Presidential candidate)
Mondale, Joan - Wife of former VP, Walter Mondale
Nixon Cox, Tricia - Daughter of Richard Nixon (37th President)
Nixon Eisenhower, Julie - Daughter of Richard Nixon (37th President)
Quayle, Marilyn - Wife of Former VP, Dan Quayle
Reagan, Nancy - Wife of Ronald Reagan (40th President)
Rodham Clinton, Hillary - US Senator & Wife of Bill Clinton (42nd President)

Government (Cabinet & Administration)
Albright, Madeleine - former US Secretary of State
Babbitt, Hattie - former US Ambassador, Organization of American States
Barshefsky, Charlene - US Trade Representative
Boggs, Corrinne C. - US Ambassador to the Vatican
Browner, Carol - Former Administrator-Environmental Protection Agency
Coone, Jane - Former US Ambassador to Bangladesh
Fenwick, Millicent - Former US Representative to UN Food & Agriculture Org.
Herman, Alexis M. - Former US Secretary of Labor
Hills, Carla - US Trade Representative
Klimova, Rita - US Ambassador, Czech & Slovah Federal Republic
Reno, Janet - former US Attorney General
Rice, Condoleezza - Former Secretary of State
Richardson, Margaret M. - Commissioner-IRS
Shalala, Donna - former US Secretary of Health and Human Service

Health, Science & Technology
Bodar, Roberta — 1st. Canadian woman in space
Brothers, Joyce, Dr. - Psychologist; Radio & TV Personality
Collins, Brenda - Child Psychologist
Collins, Lt Col Eileen - 1st Woman Space Shuttle Commander Astronaut
Davis, Jan - Astronaut
Fisher, Anna, Dr. — Astronaut
Hughes Fulford, Millie, Dr. - Former Astronaut; Head of Research Lab
Jemison, Mae - Astronaut
Jernigan, Tamara, Dr. - Astronaut
Resnick, Judith — Astronaut
Ride, Sally, Dr. – Astronaut, First Woman in Space
Rosenweig, Cynthia - NASA Research Scientist
Seddon, Rhea, Dr. - Astronaut
Sharman, Helen — First British woman in space
Sullivan, Kathryn, Dr. - Astronaut
Thornton, Kathryn, Dr. – Astronaut

Judges
Day O'Connor, Sandra - Associate Justice, US Supreme Court

Media
Braver, Rita - Correspondent, CBS News
Couric, Kathleen - Anchorwoman, "Today Show"
DelBarco, Mandelitte - News Broadcaster, National Public Radio
George, Phyllis - '71 Miss America, Program Host for PAX-TV
Hopkins, Jan - Anchor, CNN Financial News
Jones, Star - Co-host, "The View", ABC-TV
Ling, Lisa – TV Journalist
Moriarty, Erin - TV Reporter, CBS "48Hours"
Norville, Deborah - Host of "Inside Edition"
Pauley, Jane - TV reporter, "Dateline"
Savage, Terry - Columnist, TV Talk Show Host
Shipman, Claire - White House Correspondent, NBC News
Sweeney, Anne - President, Disney/ABC Cable Network
Walters, Barbara - Anchorwoman of ABC "20/20"
Wafts, Rolanda - Former Television Talk Show Host
Woodruff, Judy - Anchor & Senior Correspondent, CNN

Performing Arts
Anderson, Melissa Sue - Actress
Bergen, Candace - Actress
Carter, Lynda - Actress
Chafee, Susy - Entertainer
Crow, Sheryl - Singer/Songwriter
Danner, Blythe - Actress
Dee, Sandra - Actress
Fanning, Dakota, Actress
Fisher, Carrie - Actress, Author
Holm, Celeste - Actress
Lucci, Susan - Actress
Merchant, Natalie - Singer, Songwriter
Norman, Jessye - Opera Singer
Reynolds, Debbie - Actress
Rivera, Chita - Actress
Star, Brenda - Singer
Stewart, Martha - TV Personality; Martha Stewart Living
Thomas, Marlo - Actress
Tiegs, Cheryl - Model
Turner, Kathleen - Actress
Tyler Moore, Mary - Actress
Warwick, Dionne - Singer

Publishing
Arias, Anna Marie - Assoc Editor, Hispanic Magazine
Edwards, Virginia - Editor, Education Week; President, Editorial Edu Projects
Eng, Phoebe - Publisher, "A" Magazine
Fiore, Mary - Managing Editor, "Good Housekeeping" Magazine
Moore, Ann - Publisher, "People" Magazine
Taylor, Susan - Editor-in-Chief, "Essence" Magazine
Wolf, Wendy - Senior Editor, Harper Collins
Ying, Mildred - Food Editor, "Good Housekeeping" Magazine

Sports
Ackerman, Valede - Women's National Basketball
Bell, Judy - Former President, US Golf Association; amateur golfer
Blair, Bonnie - '94 Gold Olympian Speed Skater
Chaffee, Suzy - Skier; World Freestyle Skiing Champion, 1971-73
DeFrantz, Anita - Attorney, Int'l Olympic Committee; '76 rowing bronze
Evans, Janet - '92 800m freestyle gold medalist
Fleming, Peggy - '68 figure skating gold Olympian
Hamill, Dorothy - '76 figure skating gold Olympian
Green, Tina Sloan - President, Black Women Sports
Joyner-Kersee, Jacqueline - '88 Long Jump Gold Olympian
Lobo, Rebecca - WNBA Basketball Player
Lopez, Nancy - Pro-golfer
MacMillan, Shannon - Women's World Cup Member
Marquis, Gail - Olympic Basketball Medalist; basketball commentator
McPeak, Holly - Beach Pro Volleyball
McTiernan, Kerri-Ann - 1st woman coach men's basketball
Powell, Renee - 1st African American Golf Player on LPGA
Richardson, Donna -Fitness Expert
Redman, Susie - Pro-golfer
Rigby-Mason, Cathy - Olympic Gymnast & TV Commentator
St. John Deane, Bonnie - Paralympic Snow Skiing Medalist
St. James, Lyn - Auto Racing; '92 Indy 500 "Rookie of the Year"
Thompson, Jenny - '96 Gold Olympian Swimmer
Vanderveer, Tara - Women's Basketball

Other
Brandon, Barbara - Cartoonist
Gist, Carole - 1st African American Miss USA
Whitestone, Heather - Miss America, '95
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