Girl Scout Founder Juliette Gordon Low’s vision was to give all girls the opportunity to discover, lead, and make their community and the world a better place. The Juliette’s Pearls Leadership Society works to advance that vision by raising funds and awareness for Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, ensuring girls across the state have the opportunity to participate in critical girl leadership experiences that help them thrive now and in the future.
More than 200 people attended the third-annual Juliette’s Pearls Leadership Society Luncheon on Feb. 21, 2018 at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview. Guests were inspired by Keynote Speaker Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, who spoke about her journey from being a young Girl Scout in New Mexico, to working for NASA as a rocket scientist, to leading the next generation of girls as the “Chief Girl Scout.” She emphasized the need for STEM programming for girls, so they too can achieve their dreams and help change the world in the process. National Young Woman of Distinction from Wichita, Kan., Reeny Botros, also spoke about her Girl Scout journey and how her interest in STEM and fashion led to her Gold Award for her Catwalk Coding program.
The luncheon recognized Legacy Pearl honorees Beverly Fiedler and Shirley Mosher for their years of dedication to Girl Scouting. Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker served as honorary chair.
A huge thank you to our luncheon sponsors: Eby Construction and Trade Partners, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., an Anonymous Lifetime Girl Scout, Fidelity Bank, INTRUST Bank, Commerce Bank, Foulston Siefkin LLP, High Tough Technologies, Inc., Betsy and Scott Redler, KMUW 89.1 Wichita Public Radio, Cox Communications, Equity Bank, N.A., Larry Schwarm Photography and Stems.
Go to kansasgirlscouts.org/jpls or call (888) 686-6468 to learn more about joining the Juliette’s Pearls Leadership Society.