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August 14, 2008

On Friday, September 5, 2008, guests at the Fourth Annual Women of Achievement: Paving the Way Leadership Breakfast will have the chance to hear from some extraordinary women who serve as role models for girls and young women.  The event is sponsored by Girl Scouts of Connecticut, which recognizes that female leaders sharing their experiences about courage, confidence, and character inspire a new generation to pursue far-reaching goals.  The breakfast begins at 7:45 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, CT, and ends at 10 a.m.  The program is open to the public through advance reservations and to corporate and community sponsors who wish to support Girl Scouts of Connecticut and the programs and opportunities it provides to girls ages 5 to 17.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut is pleased to announce this year's Event Chair is Adrienne Farrar Houël. Farrar Houël is also a Board Member for the Girl Scouts of Connecticut and President of The Warrenton Network, Inc., a project management consulting firm. Through TWN, Farrar Houël has researched, designed, funded and operated innovative projects in diverse sectors such as new business creation in the Green Economy, workforce development, affordable housing, and the development and implementation of change management strategies.

Farrar Houël has paved the way for women in business as a member of the class of 1971-1973 Harvard Business School, the first to admit women.  A community activist, also Farrar Houël devotes much of her time to state and local organizations such as the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, The CT Trust for Historical Preservation and ComCap, a Bridgeport-based community development financial institution.

Event speakers will be three women Girl Scouts of Connecticut will honor for paving the way for future women business and community leaders.  The honorees will include two women who have earned widespread respect and impressive stature in their professions and community work, as well as one Senior Girl Scout who will be recognized as a Future Woman of Achievement.  All three individuals have demonstrated their commitment as leaders and role models in helping to prepare the next generation of women leaders for success in their personal and professional lives.

All funds raised through the Women of Achievement Leadership Breakfast will support Girl Scout leadership development programs that help girls in grades K-12 bring out the best in themselves and their communities. Through effective Girl Scout programs, girls are encouraged to discover the world around them, connect with the needs of others, and take action to make the world a better place. Trained Girl Scout volunteers and professional staff help girls prepare for the challenges of today and the future by establishing positive values, building leadership skills, and developing self-esteem.

By sponsoring tables at the Women of Achievement Leadership Breakfast, corporations, businesses, and individuals can demonstrate their support for Girl Scouts of Connecticut and the Girl Scout Mission to build "girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place."  Individual tickets are $125, Individual-sponsored tables are $1,250 and Patron Table purchases start at $2,500.  For information on how to participate, please contact Roseanne Shegirian at 203-762-5557, x29, or  Sponsorships are limited.

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