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Entrepreneur and author Ruma Bose to speak at Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Women of Achievement Breakfast

March 11, 2013

Entrepreneur and best-selling author Ruma Bose will be speaking at Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Women of Achievement breakfast, to be held at the New Haven Lawn Club on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30 a.m.

Bose, currently a Partner at Innovators Fund based in New York City, has received global media recognition for her achievements. She has been featured in The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Financial Chronicle, Investor’s Business Daily and Smart Company. Bose was named as a “2011 Next Generation Change Maker in Philanthropy” by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Perspectives in Philanthropy.

Bose is a supporter of numerous philanthropic causes, serving on the boards of Fonderie 47, a luxury jewelry company developed through the destruction of AK 47 guns in Africa, WEConnect International, a corporate led non-profit which facilitates inclusive, sustainable economic growth by empowering and connecting women business owners globally, and on the Fund Development Committee of the National Board for Girl Scouts of the USA. She is also the co-author of Mother Teresa, CEO. Bose spent several months working with Mother Teresa and leverages the lessons learned into a set of guiding principles for successful leaders.

“We are truly honored to have Ruma Bose speak at our Women of Achievement breakfast,” said Mary Barneby, Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO. “Ruma is an incredible role model for our girls. She is a clear example of how women can become strong, capable business and philanthropic leaders while making the world a better place.”

Sponsors include Yale-New Haven Hospital. Tickets are $65 per person ($40 for college students with valid college ID) and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about tickets, contact Christine Homa at or at (860) 522-0163 ext. 3222.

This event impacts nearly 4,600 girls in the Greater New Haven community, with 2,400 in New Haven alone, who benefit from the Girl Scout leadership and learning experience every year. Regardless of ability to pay, girls participate in programs that enrich their understanding of topics such as the college entrance process, financial literacy, healthy living, teamwork, and building healthy relationships.  

Proceeds from Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Women of Achievement event will support girls in grades K – 12 enabling them to bring out the best in themselves and their communities. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience offers girls the lifetime skills they need to discover their personal best; connect with others to build healthy relationships; and take action in their communities to make the world a better place.

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