NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A hallmark of autumn, the 15th Anniversary Women of Distinction Breakfast, sponsored by The Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, is honoring Davia B. Temin, President and CEO of Temin and Company Incorporated on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Deborah Norville, two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, anchor of "Inside Edition," and author of "Thank You Power," will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies.
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to recognize Davia''s many accomplishments. As a former Girl Scout, an entrepreneur and influential leader in marketing, public relations, and crisis management, she serves as an ideal role model for our Girl Scouts, a testament to what women can achieve," said Council Board President Carmen Dubroc. "Girl Scouting equips girls with the skills and strength of character to accomplish their goals. Belief in their own self-worth will serve them all their lives."
Davia B. Temin is President and CEO of Temin and Company Incorporated, a crisis management, marketing strategy, public affairs firm that helps to create, enhance and save reputations - for some of the largest companies in the world, as well as banks, magazines, universities, scientists, CEOs, politicians, sports figures and writers. Before she started her own firm, Davia was a senior corporate executive at a number of investment banks and at the General Electric Corporation. Davia was a Girl Scout in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, where she sold more cookies in one year than any girl in Ohio, as did her troop. She is a member of the National Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of the USA and an enthusiastic ambassador for girl scouting.
"The Girl Scouts provided me with my first - powerful, unforgettable - entrepreneurial experience," says Ms. Temin. "Later, when I left the corporate world to start my own company, the only person who was not surprised by how highly and quickly successful it became was my Mom. Her comment was: ''Well, of course, I knew when you were 8 and sold so, so many cookies, that you were born to be an entrepreneur!''
"Today I know so many successful women who were inspired by their Girl Scout experience. I call it the Girl Scout ''Cookie Indicator of Success.'' Find a girl who was wildly successful selling cookies, and she''ll more often than not be wildly successful in her career.
"It is our shared responsibility to inspire and mold today''s girls to become tomorrow''s leaders. No one does this better than the Girl Scouts. I am honored beyond words to receive this award."
This year''s other honorees include: Dale B. Bernstein, Executive Vice President Human Resources, NYSE Euronext Kimberly Bishop, Senior Client Partner Korn/Ferry International Lisa I. Cuevas, Director of Strategic Associate Programs, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Leslie A. Mays, Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Pfizer The Honorable Christine C. Quinn, New York City Council Speaker Linda Kaplan Thaler, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, The Kaplan Thaler Group Breakfast Co-Chairs include: Cheryl L. Swiatkowski, Vice-President, Jones Lang LaSalle. Marie T. Raperto, President, Cantor Executive Search Solutions Kenneth Arroyo Roldan, Partner, Battalia Winston International
The Women of Distinction Breakfast begins promptly at 7:30 AM on Wednesday, October 31 in the 6th Floor Broadway Ballroom of the New York Marriott Marquis, located on Broadway between 45th and 46th Streets. Over 500 guests are expected to attend. The event is open to the public. For information, please call 212-645-4000, extension 278.
About The Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Inc.
For 95 years Girl Scouts has helped girls grow strong through programs that build courage, confidence and character. In New York City, there are more than 21,000 Girl Scouts ages 5 to 17 and 67% of them come from low-income households. As America''s premier leadership development program for girls, Girl Scouts has a tremendous impact on the lives of individual girls and the communities in which they live. With funds raised at the Women of Distinction Breakfast, we will be able to reach more girls as we continue to deliver enriching programs to current members. Visit to learn more.
Source: The Girl Scout Council of Greater New York