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View the 2020 Panel Disscusions:

Thank you to everyone who participated in the online auction and joined us live on Facebook for the panel disscussion. Your support means the world to us!

Missed the live stream of our event? Watch the recording on Facebook!    

20 GSLTW Honorees

Panel Moderator: Ellen Jaffe, Community Affairs and On-Air Host, Cox Media Group Miami

Honorary Chairs: Michelle Martinez Reyes, Christine Walker, and Janet Wincko

Host Committee: Kimberly Kisslan, Patty Kopelman, Kelly McCoon, Linda Strutt, Marilyn Zaragoza, Kai Zaragoza

Who can be nominated?

The Girl Scouts Lead the Way Luncheon will honor inspirational women of Broward County. Awards will be presented to three professional women* who are leaders in their industry and serve as role models for today’s girls. These women should embody the characteristics of today’s G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader).

*Please note, prior experience as a Girl Scout or working with Girl Scouts is not required.

When will the recipients be honored?

The recipients will be honored at the Girl Scouts Lead the Way Luncheon on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at the Signature Grand in Davie. The honorees will be given a complimentary ticket to the event and must be available to attend. Honorees will be asked to participate in a panel discussion with a topic that is to be determined.

How does the nomination process work?

To nominate someone for an award, please fill out the 2020 Girl Scouts Lead the Way Luncheon Nomination form. Keep in mind the following:

  • Nominations must be approved by nominee prior to submission.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete nominations will not be reviewed or returned.
  • Selected nominees will be asked to provide a 100-word bio and a professional headshot by Thursday, June 25, 2020.

Past Events

Thank you to all who joined us at the 2019 Girl Scouts Lead the Way luncheon on Thursday, September 19! We appreciate your support of our important mission and we were honored to host you at our event. 

We hope you enjoyed hearing from extraordinary honorees and how they found success making their way up to the top and left the luncheon inspired by these truly amazing women. 

Congratulations again to our 2019 honorees:

(From left: Golden Johansson of Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., Undersheriff Nichole Anderson of Broward Sheriff's Office, Christine Walker of Holy Cross Hospital, Ellen Jaffe of WFEZ - Easy 93.1 FM, and Lisa-Lutoff-Perlo of Celebrity Cruises). 

With your support, we were able to exceed our goal and raised nearly $54,000 to provide more girls in our communities the opportunity to be a Girl Scout and develop critical leadership skills to help them succeed in every aspect of their lives well into the future. Check out the photos from this event!  

2019 Honorary Chairs: Michelle Martinez Reyes, Chief Sonia Quinones, Janet Wincko

2019 Host Committee: Kaitlin Doherty, Kimberly Kisslan, Patty Kopelman,, Kelly McCoon, Linda Strutt, Marilyn Zaragoza, Kai Zaragoza


Presenting Sponsor:

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If you have any questions about the nomination process or the event, please email Danielle Crouch via email or call 561-815-1808.

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Thank you to our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:


Major Sponsors:

  • WEB_Bee Hive Publishing
  • WEB_Holy Cross Health
  • WEB_Panera Bread
  • WEB_South Florida Business Journal
  • WEB_Ultimate Software

Supporting Sponsors:

  • WEB_City Furniture
  • WEB_DNA Labs International
  • GSLTW SPONSOR LOGO_WEB_Graciela Valdes
  • WEB_Kelly Kronenberg
  • WEB_Proffitt Managment Solutions(1)

Leadership Sponsor:

  • WEB_LaCroix LOGO

Steward Sponsor:

  • WEB_Linda Strutt Consulting

Want to sponsor this event? Contact Rebecca Schaffer, Director of Sponsorships & Community Partnerships, via email.