The Girl Scouts of Greater New York will host an event to honor six remarkable leaders at the 20th Annual Women of Distinction Breakfast and mark the kick-off of the 100th anniversary celebration of Girl Scouting in New York City.

More than 650 guests are expected at the Nov. 1 breakfast to pay tribute to Stephanie Breslow, Linda M. Gadsby, Tracey Gray-Walker, Claudia Poccia, Carol Sawdye and Asha Wills. The event honors women who have been role models for girls and young women, providing the example to build courage, confidence and character for 26,650 New York City Girl Scouts.

This year’s event will be held at Cipriani 42nd Street with WPIX news anchor Jodi Applegate as host as guests honor the women who represent real leadership and make a difference in their communities. The event will also serve as a kick-off to the 100th

anniversary celebration for the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, which was founded in 1913.

“It is our great pleasure to honor these extraordinary individuals who inspire us through their leadership and who encourage girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. They are remarkable both as a measure of success and because they represent the values we hold so dear,” said Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. “It is their persistence, their hard work, and their courage and confidence that have turned them into the accomplished and successful leaders they are today.”

The Girl Scouts of Greater New York is New York City’s largest girls-only leadership development program, with members from ages 5 to 17 in every ZIP code of the five boroughs. Girl Scouts programs include college prep, career exploration, STEM, business and entrepreneurship, environmental leadership, take-action projects and global citizenship. Today’s Girl Scouts are learning to lead with courage, confidence and character to make their communities and the world a better place. Visit to learn more.