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Take the Lead

What is Take the Lead?

Take the Lead is the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania’s signature fundraising event honoring our community’s most distinguished women whose leadership and professional achievements make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of all ages produce this unique leadership program and develop the skills necessary to become the future leaders of tomorrow. A true highlight of the Girl Scout experience, Take the Lead enables girls to forge long-lasting, valuable mentorships with honorees and connect directly with their community.

GSEP is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Take the Lead award.
Do you know an outstanding woman leader who exhibits our core Girl Scout values of courage, confidence, and character?  If so, please use the form below to submit a nomination.

2018 Take the lead Nomination Form

Questions? Contact Julia Dougherty, Assistant Director, Institutional Giving by calling 267.332.6788 or email The deadline for nominations is September 4, 2017.


Thank you for attending our 2017 Take the Lead events! It was truly a memorable year for all three local celebrations of women in leadership, and it was inspiring to welcome so many friends, supporters, and members of the communities we serve. Together, we are building girls of courage, confidence and character, who are making our world a better place.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania would especially like to thank the following corporations and organizations for their generous sponsorship support of our 2017 Take the Lead events.

Greater Philadelphia

A special thank you to 2017 Co-Chairs Ann Thornton Field & Kathy Killian and the entire Greater Philadelphia Take the Lead event committee!




Independence Blue Cross


Comcast NBC10 Telemundo 62 Comcast Spectacor


Carol and Stephen S. Aichele
BioClinica, Inc.
Canon Solutions America Inc.
Diversified Search
Gordon + Rees
Jane Scaccetti, C.P.A.
The Leslie Miller and Richard Worley Foundation
Philadelphia Phillies
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
TD Bank Suburban PA & DE
Temple University Health System
Vault Communications, Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Click here to view photos from our March 7 event at Hyatt at The Bellevue!

Berks County

A special thank you to 2017 Co-Chairs Nancy Anderson & Michael Duff and the entire Berks County Take the Lead event committee!


East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Jerlyn Foundation


Boscov’s, Inc.
Helen S. Breidegam
Breidegam Family Foundation
UGI Energy Services, Inc.

Carpenter Technology
Customers Bank
Mike and Diane Duff
M&T Bank
Toni and Chris Miller
Penske Truck Leasing
PF Foundation
Reading Eagle Company
Stevens & Lee
UGI Utilities, Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Click here to view photos from our March 30th event at Crowne Plaza Reading!

Lehigh Valley

A special thank you to 2017 Co-Chairs Ashley & Joseph Russo and the entire Lehigh Valley Take the Lead event committee!

Air Products
Capital BlueCross
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

PPL Corporation

Burns & MCDonnell
Dual Temp Company
Jingoli Power
Miller Bros.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Quanta Services

Click here to view photos from our April 25th event at the Sands Event Center Bethlehem!

Interested in becoming a 2018 Take the Lead sponsor? Please contact Julia Dougherty, by calling 215.564.2030, ext. 1045 or email