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Girls and prominent business women get outdoors and discover social enterprise at Camp CEO in Lebanon


LEBANON, CONN. (July 3, 2018) – Over the weekend, 17 girls ages 14-17 and 12 prominent business women across the country gathered at Camp Laurel in Lebanon, CT for Camp CEO, a program that gives girls the opportunity to unplug and explore the outdoors while networking with a diverse group of female executives.

At Camp CEO, girls and their “CEO buddies” stayed overnight at camp and participated in traditional camp activities like archery, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, kayaking, boating, and sharing stories around a campfire with s’mores.

Campers also broke out into groups and participated in a Shark Tank-like social enterprise project. The girls led the group in coming up with their own social enterprise ideas and presented their ideas to a group of “Sharks” who presented awards at the end of the weekend. Ideas ranged from creating a kinetic and solar-powered phone case to aid Third World Countries to opening a Cat Café to help sheltered cats get adopted by prospective café visitors.

Both returning and new executives participated in this year’s Camp CEO. They include:

·         Mary Barneby, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut

·         Cindy Burnham, Leadership Coach, Speaker, Author

·         Gina D’Ambruoso, SBA Business Development Officer, TD Bank

·         Sondra Dellaripa, President & Principal Consultant, Harvest Development Group

·         Alice Ferreira, SVP, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Webster Bank

·         Kelly Grant, Trooper First Class, Connecticut State Police

·         Liz James, Media & Entertainment and Apps Senior Multicultural Business Consultant, Google NYC

·         Diana Mahoney, Director of Planning, Scheduling & Contract Services, Eversource

·         Liz McGovern, Benefits Advisors, Aflac

·         Kara Mitchell, SVP, Director of Client Service, Mintz & Hoke

·         Carol Quinn Toomey, Director, Accenture

·         Eileen Scully, Founder, CEO, The Rising Tides

To learn more about Girl Scout Summer Camp and Camp CEO, visit gsofct.org. 

Check this out! Girl Scouts of Connecticut's Camp CEO was featured in Entrepreneur, a national magazine. Read the article.