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Notable Alumnae

This list of Girl Scout alumnae includes many successful women in many different fields. An amazing 64% percent of today's women leaders in the United States (civic, corporate, political, etc.) were once Girl Scouts!

 

Business

  • Bellamy, Carol - Executive Director, UNICEF
  • Betanzos, Amalia - President/CEO, Wildcat Service Corp
  • Biggins, Veronica - Vice President, C&S Bank Corp
  • Chavez-Thompson, Linda - Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO
  • d'Harnoncourt, Annie - Director, CEO, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Diaz Dennis, Patricia - VP, Gov't Affairs, Sprint, Former FCC Comm
  • Dole, Elizabeth - Former President, American Red Cross
  • Falk, Susan - President, Express (clothing retailer)
  • Fernandez, Lillian - Former Director, Int'l Affairs, Pfizer, Inc
  • Fields, Debbi - Mrs. Fields Cookies Founder
  • Heifer, Ricki Tigert - Former Chair, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
  • Juliber, Lois - President, Colgate Palmolive
  • Katen, Karen - Vice President, Pfizer
  • Marram, Ellen - Former President, Tropicana
  • Newkerk, Deborah - President, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Roddick, Anita - Founder of The Body Shop
  • Yardis, Pam - President, Nat'l Organization of Mgmt. Consultants

 

Educators

  • Arnold, Sarah Louise - Dean of Simmons College
  • Ellis Alexander, Marianne - ED, Public Leadership Education Network
  • Fox, Muriel - Chair, NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • Futrell, Mary Hatwood - Former President, National Education Association
  • Hatwood Guttrell, Mary - Former Director, National Education Association
  • Jones, Elaine - Head of NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • McAuliffe, Christa - Teacher and Astronaut
  • McGuire, Patricia - President, Trinity College
  • Murphy MacGregor, Molly - ED, National Women's History Project

 

First Family

  • Bush, Laura - Wife of President George Bush, Jr (43rd President)
  • Carter, Rosalyn - Wife of President Jimmy Carter (39th President)
  • Clinton, Chelsea - Daughter of Bill Clinton (42nd President)
  • Gore, Tipper - Wife of former VP Al Gore
  • Hoover, Lou Henry - Wife of President Herbert Hoover
  • Johnson Robb, Lynda - Daughter of Lyndon B. Johnson (36th President)
  • Johnson Turpin, Luci - Daughter of Lyndon B. Johnson (36th President)
  • Kennedy, Ethel - Wife of Robert Kennedy (Presidential candidate)
  • Mondale, Joan - Wife of former VP, Walter Mondale
  • Nixon, Pat - Wife of former President Richard Nixon (37th President)
  • Nixon Cox, Tricia - Daughter of Richard Nixon (37th President)
  • Nixon Eisenhower, Julie - Daughter of Richard Nixon (37th President)
  • Obama, Michelle - Wife of President Barack Obama (44th President)
  • Michelle Obama is also the honorary president of Girl Scouts, USA
  • Quayle, Marilyn - Wife of Former VP, Dan Quayle
  • Reagan, Nancy - Wife of Ronald Reagan (40th President)
  • Rodham Clinton, Hillary - US Senator & Wife of Bill Clinton (42nd President)
  • Wilson, Edith - Former First Lady, wife of Woodrow Wilson

 

Government

  • Albright, Madeleine - former US Secretary of State
  • Babbitt, Hattie - former US Ambassador, Organization of American States
  • Barshefsky, Charlene - US Trade Representative
  • Boggs, Corrinne C. - US Ambassador to the Vatican
  • Browner, Carol - former Administrator-Environmental Protection Agency
  • Collins, Martha Layne - former Governor of Kentucky
  • Coone, Jane - former US Ambassador to Bangladesh
  • Fenwick, Millicent - former US Representative to UN Food & Agriculture Org
  • Ferraro, Geraldine - former House Representative for New York and VP candidate
  • Grasso, Ella - former Governor of Connecticut
  • Herman, Alexis M. - former US Secretary of Labor
  • Hills, Carla - US Trade Representative
  • Kassenbaum, Nancy - Senator from Kansas
  • Kirkpatrick, Jeanne - former US Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Klimova, Rita - US Ambassador, Czech & Slovah Federal Republic
  • Mink, Patsy - US House Representative from Hawaii
  • Mosley-Braun, Carol - former Senator for Illinois
  • Mikulski, Barbara - US Senator, Maryland
  • Ray, Dixie Lee - former Governor of Washington, Chair of the Atomic Energy Commission
  • Reno, Janet - former US Attorney General
  • Richardson, Margaret M. - Commissioner-IRS
  • Schroeder, Pat - first woman congressional representative for Colorado
  • Shalala, Donna - former US Secretary of Health and Human Service
  • Sauve, Jean - former Governor-General of Canada
  • Swift, Jane - former Governor of Massachusetts

 

Health, Science and Tech

  • Brothers, Joyce, Dr. - Psychologist; Radio & TV Personality
  • Bodar, Roberta - 1st. Canadian woman in space
  • Collins, Brenda - Child Psychologist
  • Collins, Lt Col Eileen - 1st Woman Space Shuttle Commander Astronaut
  • Davis, Jan - Astronaut
  • Fisher, Anna, Dr. - Astronaut
  • Hughes Fulford, Millie, Dr. - Former Astronaut; Head of Research Lab
  • Jemison, Mae - Astronaut
  • Jernigan, Tamara, Dr. - Astronaut
  • Resnick, Judith - Astronaut
  • Ride, Sally, Dr. - Astronaut, first woman in Space
  • Rosenweig, Cynthia - NASA Research Scientist
  • Seddon, Rhea, Dr. - Astronaut
  • Sharman, Helen - First British woman in space
  • Sullivan, Kathryn, Dr. - Astronaut
  • Thornton, Kathryn, Dr. - Astronaut

 

Judges

Day O'Connor, Sandra - Associate Justice, US Supreme Court

 

Law Enforcement

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

 

Media

  • Braver, Rita - Correspondent, CBS News
  • Chen, Joie - CNN reporter
  • Couric, Katie - Anchorwoman, "Today Show"
  • DelBarco, Mandelitte - News Broadcaster, National Public Radio
  • George, Phyllis - '71 Miss America, Program Host for PAX-TV
  • Hopkins, Jan - Anchor, CNN Financial News
  • Jones, Star - Co-host, "The View", ABC-TV
  • Moriarty, Erin - TV Reporter, CBS "48Hours"
  • Norville, Deborah - Host of "Inside Edition"
  • Pauley, Jane - TV reporter, "Dateline"
  • Savage, Terry - Columnist, TV Talk Show Host
  • Shipman, Claire - White House Correspondent, NBC News
  • Sweeney, Anne - President, Disney/ABC Cable Network
  • Walters, Barbara - Anchorwoman of ABC "20/20"
  • Wafts, Rolanda - Former Television Talk Show Host
  • Woodruff, Judy - Anchor & Senior Correspondent, CNN

 

Military

  • Allison, Jacqueline - Rear Admiral/Navy
  • Edmunds, Jeanette - Colonel, US Army War Reserve
  • Elliot, Carol C. - Brigadier General, USAF
  • Engel, Joan - Rear Admiral, Director, Health & Safety
  • Fishburne, Lillian - Rear Admiral/Navy
  • Frost, Kathy - The Adjutant General of the Army
  • Johnson, Joyce - Rear Admiral, Director, Health & Safety
  • McGann, Barbara - Rear Admiral/Navy
  • Paige, Kathleen K - RADM, VSN
  • Stierle, Linda - Brigadier General
  • Widnall, Sheila - US Secretary of Air Force--retired
  • Williamson, Myrna, Gen. - Retired Army General

 

Performing Arts

  • Anderson, Melissa Sue - Actress (Little House on the Prairie)
  • Anderson, Marion - Singer
  • Arroyo, Martina - Soprano
  • Ball, Lucille - Comedienne
  • Bergen, Candace - Actress (Murphy Brown and Boston Legal)
  • Bergen, Polly - Actress
  • Black, Shirley Temple - Actress and US Ambassador
  • Carey, Mariah - Singer
  • Carlisle, Kitty - Actress
  • Carter, Lynda - Actress (Wonder Woman)
  • Cass, Peggy - Actress
  • Chafee, Susy - Entertainer
  • Danner, Blythe - Actress
  • Davis, Bette - Actress
  • Dee, Sandra - Actress
  • Dion, Celine - Singer
  • Fanning, Dakota - Actress
  • Fisher, Carrie - Actress, Author (Star Wars trilogy)
  • George, Phyllis - Actress
  • Hayes, Helen - Actress
  • Holm, Celeste - Actress
  • Kain, Karen - Prima ballerina
  • Kelly, Grace - Actress
  • Lamour, Dorothy - Actress
  • Lewis, Shari - Puppeteer
  • Lucci, Susan - Actress (All My Children)
  • Merchant, Natalie - Singer
  • Norman, Jessye - Opera Singer
  • Reynolds, Debbie - Actress
  • Rivera, Chita - Actress
  • Shore, Dinah - Actress
  • Star, Brenda - Singer
  • Stewart, Martha - TV Personality; Martha Stewart Living
  • Thomas, Marlo - Actress
  • Tiegs, Cheryl - Model
  • Turner, Kathleen - Actress (Romancing the Stone, War of the Roses…)
  • Tyler Moore, Mary - Actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show)
  • Warwick, Dionne - Singer

 

Publishing

  • Arias, Anna Marie - Assoc Editor, Hispanic magazine
  • Edwards, Virginia - Editor, Education Week, and President, Editorial Projects in Education
  • Eng, Phoebe - Publisher, "A" Magazine
  • Fiore, Mary - Managing Editor, "Good Housekeeping" magazine
  • Moore, Ann - 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
  • Caponi, Donna - Golfer
  • Chaffee, Suzy - Skier; World Freestyle Skiing Champion, 1971-73
  • DeFrantz, Anita - Attorney, Int'l Olympic Committee; '76 rowing bronze
  • Evans, Janet - '92 800m freestyle gold medallist
  • Fawcett, Joy - US World Cup Team 1999
  • Fleming, Peggy - '68 figure skating gold Olympian
  • Griffith-Joyner, Florence - Olympic gold medalist
  • Hamill, Dorothy - '76 figure skating gold Olympian
  • Green, Tina Sloan - President, Black Women Sports
  • Joyner-Kersee, Jacqueline - '88 Long Jump Gold Olympian
  • 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 Gold Olympian Swimmer
  • Williams, Venus - Tennis Pro
  • Vanderveer, Tara - Women's Basketball

 

Writers/Authors

  • Bombeck Erma - Author
  • Bloodworth-Thomason, Linda - Writer, TV Producer
  • Dove, Rita - '93 US Poet Laureate
  • Landers, Ann - Advice Columnist
  • Steinem, Gloria - Author
  • VanBuren, Abigail - Advice Columnist
  • Viorst, Judith - Author of Poetry Collections, children books

 

Other

  • Bourke-White, Margaret - Photographer
  • Brandon, Barbara - Cartoonist
  • Elizabeth II - Queen of Great Britain
  • Gist, Carole - 1st African-American Miss USA
  • Goodman, Linda - Astrologer
  • Guisewaite, Cathy - Cartoonist
  • Princess Anne - Olympian and President of Save the Children
  • Princess Margaret - former princess of Great Britain, charity worker
  • Whitestone, Heather - Miss America, '95