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Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. Honor Bentley University President Gloria Cordes Larson with Leading Women Award

November 19, 2010

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts honored Bentley University President Gloria Cordes Larson as one of six remarkable role models at the 19th Annual Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. Leading Women Awards Breakfast held at the Seaport Hotel in Boston on November 9, 2010.  The honorees were chosen because they exemplify the Girl Scout mission to build women of courage, confidence and character and their desire to make the world a better place.

(Girl Scout Emily Devane with honoree Gloria Cordes Larson, Esq. and GSEM CEO Ruth Bramson)

This year’s honorees also included Paula Smith, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Executive Director, The Bowditch Institute for Women's Success and Partner, Real Estate and Environmental Law Practice Group, Bowditch & Dewey LLP; Sabine I. St. Lot, Vice President of Business Diversity, State Street Corporation and Ellen Zane, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.  The Leading Man in a Supporting Role award was given to Stephen Ross, President, Boston Division, Clear Channel Outdoor.  Each honoree was introduced by a Girl Scout who had the opportunity to meet great role models who exemplify the Girl Scout mission.

“This year’s award recipients are amazing leaders who have displayed the characteristics that will empower and inspire today’s girl scouts,” said Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts CEO Ruth N. Bramson.  “They are extraordinary people who have used their energy to improve their community.”

Since 1992, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts has honored over 200 women leaders with this prestigious Leading Women award. The Leading Women Awards event raises funds to support Girl Scout programs that are relevant to today’s girls and their interests in fitness and health, science, technology, engineering, and math and, most importantly, serving their communities.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts serves more than 45,000 girls ages 5-17 and 17,000 adult volunteers in 178 communities across Eastern Massachusetts with the mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scouts provide girls with the opportunity to DISCOVER their world, CONNECT with and build an understanding for others and TAKE ACTION to make the world a better place. Girls are guided by committed and caring adults who make learning fun. Girl Scouting helps each girl achieve her personal leadership pathway to the future. The Girl Scouts organization has a rich history and has been the nation’s leading expert on girls for nearly 100 years.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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