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Famous Formers

This list of Girl Scout alum 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!


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


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


Bush, Laura - Former First Lady from 2001 to 2009
Carter, Rosalyn- Former First Lady from 1977 to 1981
Clinton, Chelsea - Daughter of Bill Clinton (42nd President)
Gore, Tipper - Wife of former VP, Al Gore
Hoover, Lou Henry - Former First Lady from 1929 to 1933
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)           Ethel Kennedy was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014
Mondale, Joan - Wife of former VP, Walter Mondale
Nixon, Pat - Former First Lady from 1969 to 1974
Nixon Cox, Tricia - Daughter of Richard Nixon (37th President)
Nixon Eisenhower, Julie - Daughter of Richard Nixon (37th President)
Obama, Michelle - Former First Lady from 2009 to 2017
Michelle Obama is also the honorary president of Girl Scouts, USA
Quayle, Marilyn - Wife of Former VP, Dan Quayle
Reagan, Nancy - Former First Lady from 1981 to 1989
Wilson, Edith - Former First Lady from 1913 to 1921


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                                               Rice, Condoleezza - 66th US Secretary of State                                         Richardson, Margaret M. - Commissioner IRS                                           Rodham Clinton, Hillary - 67th US Secretary of State and Presidential Candidate                                                                                           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 


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 American 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


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


Braver, Rita - Correspondent, CBS News                                                         Burton, Cheryl - News Anchor, Chicago ABC 7
Chen, Joie - CNN reporter
Couric, Kathleen - 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


Allison, Jacqueline - Rear Admiral/Navy
Duckworth, Tammy - Major, Army Helicopter Pilot                     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


Anderson, Melissa Sue - Actress (Little House on the Prairie)
Anderson, Marion- Singer
Arroyo, Martina - Soproano
Ball, Lucille - Comedienne
Bergen, Candace - Actress (Murphy Brown and Boston Legal)
Bergen, Polly - Actress
Black, Shirley Temple - Actress and US Ambassador                                     Breslin, Abigail - Actress                                                                                     Carey, Mariah - Singer                                                                                         Carlisle, Kitty - Actress                                                                                         Carter, Lynda - Actress (Wonder Woman)                                                       Cass, Peggy - Actress                                                                                           Chafee, Susy - Entertainer                                                                                 Crow, Sheryl - Singer-Songwriter                                                                     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                                                                         Paltrow, Gwyneth - Actress, Singer, Author                                                     Reynolds, Debbie - Actress                                                                                 Rivera, Chita - Actress                                                                                         Shore, Dinah - Actress                                                                                         Star, Brenda - Singer                                                                                           Stewart, Martha - TV Personality; Martha Stewart Living                             Swift, Taylor - Singer-Songwriter and Actress                                               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


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


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
Jones, Lolo - US Track and Field Olympian 
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


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


Bourke-White, Margaret - Photographer
Brandon, Barbara - Cartoonist
Elizabeth II - Queen of Great Britain (WAGGGS)
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