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Thank you to all of our in-person and virtual attendess who helped make the 2021 Girl Scouts Lead the Way luncheon a HUGE success!

Read about our amazing honorees: Girl Scouts Lead the Way Event Program

View the photos from the event: Girl Scouts Lead the Way Event Photos

The 2021 Girl Scouts Lead the Way luncheon held on September 14, 2021 honored five women from Broward County who are leaders in their industry, role models for today’s girls, and embody the characteristics being a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and leader.

The luncheon included a panel discussion featuring the honorees who shared their thoughts on leadership and commitment to community, business insights and current issues facing Broward County, and contributions to success.  

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Panel Moderator
Ellen Jaffe
On Air/Community Affairs Host - Cox Media Group Miami

2021 Honorary Chairs
Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr, Susie Levan, Michelle Martinez Reyes
and Christine C. Walker

2021 Host Committee
Kimberly Kisslan, Amanda Kopelman, Patty Kopelman, Andrea Levenson, Kelly McCoon and Carli Suarez

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Thank you to our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:


Major Sponsors:

  • WEB_Holy Cross Health_Logo
  • WEB_Susie Levan Family Foundation
  • EA SPONSOR LOGO_WEB_Donna Mulholland
  • WEB_Ultimate Kronos Group

Supporting Sponsors:

  • EA SPONSOR LOGO_WEB_Baptist Health
  • WEB_Kelly Kronenberg
  • WEB_LaCroix LOGO
  • GSLTW SPONSOR LOGO_WEB_Graciela Valdes

Leadership Sponsor:

  • EA SPONSOR LOGO_WEB_Tito's Handmade Vodka LOGO

Steward Sponsors:

  • WEB_Linda Strutt Consulting
  • WEB Right Management

Patron Sponsors:

  • Ocean Printers
  • WEB Saltz Michelson

Want to sponsor this event? Contact Rebecca Schaffer, Senior Director of Development, via email.


Who can be nominated?

The Girl Scouts Lead the Way Luncheon will honor inspirational women of Broward County. Awards will be presented to five 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 Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 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 2021 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 Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

Past Events

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!     

View the 2020 Panel Disscusions:

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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

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

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


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