Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana, Inc. | Famous Girl Scout Alumnae/Testimonials


Two-thirds of our nation's most accomplished women in public service, business, science, education, the arts, and community life were Girl Scouts. And virtually every female astronaut who has flown in space got her start here. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space, was a Girl Scout. So was Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust, the first female president of Harvard University, and Katie Couric, the first woman to anchor a network evening newscast, both began their careers in Girl Scouting. And 50 million other former Girl Scouts have their own success stories to tell. One girl can make a difference; girls together can change the world.

BUSINESS


Bellamy, Carol - Executive Director, UNICEF

Betanzos, Amalia - President/CEO, Wildcat Service Corp
Biggins, Veronica – Partner, Hodge Partners, former VP of C & S Bank Corp
Chavez-Thompson, Linda - former Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO
Cathy Couglin, President/CEO of AT&T Midwest
d'Harnoncourt, Annie – former Director, CEO, Philadelphia Museum of Art

 
Diaz Dennis, Patricia – Sr. VP/ Ass’t Gen Counsel/AT&T; former VP, Gov't Affairs, Sprint, FCC Comm

Falk, Susan – Director, Steinmart, former President, Express (clothing retailer)
Fernandez, Lillian - Director, Int'l Affairs, Pfizer, Inc.
Heifer, Ricki Tigert – Sr. Fellow, Brookings Institution, former Chair, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

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Juliber, Lois – Director, DuPont E.I. DE Nemours & Company, Goldman Sachs, Kraft Foods, former President, Colgate Palmolive

Katen, Karen – Sr. Adviser to Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, Director, Harris Corporation and Home Depot. former Vice President, Pfizer
Marram, Ellen – President, of Barnegat Group LLC, Director, Ford Motor Company, Eli Lily, New York Times, former President, Tropicana
Newkerk, Deborah - President, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi
Yardis, Pam - President, Nat'l Organization of Mgmt. Consultants

EDUCATORS
Ellis Alexander, Marianne - ED, President, Board Member, Public Leadership Education Network


Faust, Dr. Drew Gilpin – President, Harvard University

Fox, Muriel - Chair, NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund
Futrell, Mary Hatwood – Dean, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University, former President, National Education Association

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Jones, Elaine - Head of NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund


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McAuliffe, Christa - Teacher

McGuire, Patricia - President, Trinity College
Murphy MacGregor, Molly - ED, National Women's History Project

ELECTED OFFICIALS
Baldwin, Tammy - D-WI; House


Becker, Vaneta -, Indiana State Representative

Biggert, Judy - R-IL; House
Bono, Mary - R-CA; House


Carol Mosley Braun – Attorney; first African American woman elected to the United States Senate

Capps, Lois - D-CA; House
Chenoweth, Helen – Former R-ID; House
Christensen, Donna - D-VI; House
Clayton, Eva – Former D-NC; House

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Collins, Susan - D-ME; Senate

Cubin, Barbara – Former R-WY; House
DeGette, Diana - D-CO; House

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Dole, Elizabeth – Former R-SC; Senate; American Red Cross President

Emerson, JoAnn - R-MO; House
Eshoo, Anna G. - D-CA; House
Fowler, Tillie – Former R-FL; House
Granger, Kay - R-TX; Rouse

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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. – Former D-FL, House

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Mikulski, Barbara - D-MD; Senate

Millender-McDonald, Juanita – Former D-CA; House
Mink, Patsy – Former D-HI; House
Murray, Patty - D-WA; Senate
Myrick, Sue - R-NC; House

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Napolitano, Janet – US Secretary of Homeland Security, former D-AZ; Governor

Northup, Anne – Former R-KY; House
Pryce, Deborah - R-OH; House
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; Senate
Tauscher, Ellen O. - D-CA; House
Thurman, Karen L. – Former D-FL; House
Tubbs Jones, Stephanie – Former 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)

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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)

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Quayle, Marilyn - Wife of Former VP, Dan Quayle


Reagan, Nancy - Wife of Ronald Reagan (40th President)


Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hillary - US Secretary of State, former D-NY; Senate; wife of Bill Clinton (42nd President)

GOVERNMENT (Cabinet & Administration)

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Albright, Madeleine - former US Secretary of State

Babbitt, Hattie - former US Ambassador, Organization of American States
Barshefsky, Charlene – Former 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

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Herman, Alexis M. - former US Secretary of Labor

Hills, Carla – Former Secretary of HUD; US Trade Representative
Klimova, Rita - US Ambassador, Czech & Slovah Federal Republic
Reno, Janet - former US Attorney General
Richardson, Margaret M. – Former Commissioner-IRS

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Shalala, Donna - former US Secretary of Health and Human Service

HEALTH, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

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Brothers, Joyce, Dr. - Psychologist; Radio & TV Personality

Collins, Brenda - Child Psychologist
Collins, Lt Col Eileen - 1st Woman Space Shuttle Commander Astronaut
Davis, Jan – Astronaut
Hughes Fulford, Millie, Dr. - Former Astronaut; Head of Research Lab

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Jemison, Mae - Physician, Astronaut

Jernigan, Tamara, Dr. – Astronaut
Rosenweig, Cynthia - NASA Research Scientist
Seddon, Rhea, Dr. – Astronaut

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Snyderman, Dr. Nancy – NBC Chief Medical Editor

Sullivan, Kathryn, Dr. - Astronaut
Thornton, Kathryn, Dr. - Astronaut

JUDGES

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Day O'Connor, Sandra – Former First Female Justice, US Supreme Court

LAW ENFORCEMENT
Berry, Linda - FBI Agent
Walls, Juanita - FBI Agent
Watson, Elizabeth - Houston Police Chief

MEDIA
Braver, Rita - Correspondent, CBS Sunday Morning News

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Couric, Katie - Anchorwoman, CBS Evening News

DelBarco, Mandelitte - News Broadcaster, National Public Radio
George, Phyllis - '71 Miss America, TV Sports and News Anchor
Hopkins, Jan – Former Anchor, CNN Financial News

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Jones Reynolds, Star – TV Personality

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Komis, Ann – 14-WFIE TV Anchor

Moriarty, Erin - TV Reporter

 
Norville, Deborah - Host of "Inside Edition"

 
Pauley, Jane - TV reporter; former "Dateline" Co-Host, Deputy Anchor NBC Nightly News

Savage, Terry - Columnist, TV Talk Show Host

 
Shipman, Claire – Senior National Correspondent, “Good Morning America”

Sweeney, Anne - President, Disney/ABC Cable Network

 
Walters, Barbara – TV Host of “The View”; former Anchorwoman of ABC "20/20"

Wafts, Rolanda - Former Television Talk Show Host


Woodruff, Judy - Senior Correspondent on PBS’s “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer”

MILITARY
Edmunds, Jeanette – Major General, US Army War Reserve
Elliot, Carol C. - Brigadier General, USAF
Engel, Joan – Former Rear Admiral, Director, of US Navy Health & Safety and Nurse Corps Fishburne, Lillian - Rear Admiral/Navy
Frost, Kathy – Major, Adjutant General of the Army
Johnson, Joyce - Rear Admiral, Director, Health & Safety
Kirkpatrick, Jeanne - Former US Ambassador to the United Nations


McGann, Barbara - Rear Admiral/Navy

Paige, Kathleen K – Rear Admiral, Program Director for AEGIS Ballistic Missle Defense

 
Stierle, Linda - Brigadier General, US Air Force

Widnall, Sheila - US Secretary of Air Force--retired
Williamson, Myrna, Gen. - Retired Army BrigadierGeneral

PERFORMING ARTS

 
Anderson, Marian, Opera Singer

Anderson, Melissa Sue - Actress


Ball, Lucille -- Actress


Bergen, Candace - Actress


Carey, Mariah


Carter, Lynda - Actress

Chafee, Susy – Entertainer


Breslin, Abigal - Actress


Crow, Sheryl - Singer/Songwriter


 
Danner, Blythe – Actress; mother of actress Gwynneth Paltrow

Dee, Sandra – Actress


Fanning, Dakota - Actress



Fisher, Carrie - Actress, Author

Holm, Celeste – Actress


Kelly, Grace -- Actress


Lucci, Susan - Actress


Megia, Thia, Singer, "American Idol" Finalist

Merchant, Natalie - Singer, Songwriter

 
Norman, Jessye - Opera Singer


Paltrow, Gwyneth, Actress

Parton, Dolly – Singer, Songwriter, Businesswoman, Philanthropist

 
Reynolds, Debbie - Actress


Rivera, Chita – Actress; dancer; choreographer


Shore, Dinah – Singer; actress; TV show host

Star, Brenda - Singer


Stewart, Martha - TV Personality; editor, Martha Stewart Living


Swift, Taylor - Singer, Song Writer


Temple-Black, Shirley – Child movie star; Kennedy Center Honors; US Ambassador ; US delegate to the United Nations


Thomas, Marlo – Actress; spokeswoman for St. Jude’s Hospital for Children


Tiegs, Cheryl - Model


Turner, Kathleen - Actress


Tyler Moore, Mary - Actress


Warwick, Dionne – Singer

PUBLISHING
Arias, Anna Marie – Founder, publisher, editor, LATINA Style


Edwards, Virginia – Editor and publisher, Education Week; President, Editorial Edu Projects

Eng, Phoebe - Publisher, A Magazine; author
Fiore, Mary - Editor, Good Housekeeping magazine
Moore, Ann – CEO of Time, Inc.; former 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 Olympic Gold Medalist

 
Fleming, Peggy - '68 figure skating Olympic Gold Medalist

Hamill, Dorothy - '76 figure skating Olympic Gold Medalist
Green, Tina Sloan - President, Black Women Sports


Joyner-Kersee, Jacqueline - '88 Long Jump Olympic Gold Medalist

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 Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer
Vanderveer, Tara - Women's Basketball

 
Venus Williams – Tennis Pro

WRITERS/AUTHORS
Bloodworth-Thomason, Linda - Writer, TV Producer

 
Bombeck, Erma – Writer, Humorist

Dove, Rita - '93 US Poet Laureate

 
Landers, Ann - Advice Columnist

Steinem, Gloria – Author; Feminist Political Activist
Viorst, Judith - Author of Poetry Collections, children books

OTHER
Brandon, Barbara - Cartoonist

 
Gist, Carole - First African American Miss USA


Whitestone, Heather - Miss America, '95