Archive for Girl Scout Alumnae

Awesome Woman: Genny Arredondo

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Did you know sea cucumbers can take their guts and spit them outside their bodies as a form of protection? Or that starfish (also known as sea stars) actually push their stomachs through a tiny hole, outside their bodies, in order to eat, and then pull them back in when they’re done? Talk about going OUT to eat! Read more

Awesome Woman: Kim Torres

Kim Torres Awesome Woman

Can you take me to Mt. Rainier today?

That’s not the kind of question most people get asked on a daily basis, but it is for Kim Torres, who often spends her days taking people to mountains!

Kim is a pilot for PAVCO Flight Center in Gig Harbor, WA, and spends about 30 percent of her time on charter flights, which means people need to go to a specific place, and they hire her to fly them there. Read more

Awesome Woman: Jessica Ivey

Jessica from Rat City

In the time it will take most of us to read this sentence, Jessica Ivey has probably already been knocked down to the ground, gotten herself up quickly, and is careening, at top speed, toward the finish line. She isn’t a runner, but her sport requires just as much speed and agility. She isn’t an ice skater, though the skill and grace it takes to wipe the blood from your knees and smile as you keep going is basically the same. Read more

Awesome Woman: Lori Macdonald

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In an industry where women have typically held less than two percent of jobs in the world of automotive repair, Lori Macdonald is proof that things are changing. She is no different than her five male colleagues, and is helping customers better understand the way their cars work, rocking her job as service writer and manager of Downtown Automotive in Seattle! Read more

Awesome Woman: J.A. Jance

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How many New York Times best-selling authors do you know who were on official Girl Scout business when they held their first novel in their hands for the “I can’t believe this is actually happening, I wrote this and now the world will see this” time? First, as in the first of 47 novels, and first in a 28-year career involving totally unexpected acclaim in the literary field?

We know of at least one. That would be J.A. Jance. Read more

Awesome Woman: Jennifer Shea of Trophy Cupcakes

Jennifer Shea Trophy Cupcakes

How many times have you had a dream about doing something cool, gotten super excited about making it happen, then quickly talked yourself out of it?

Maybe you didn’t think you had enough experience or money, maybe you lost your confidence or maybe you thought someone else could do it better.

Perhaps you didn’t follow that dream, and were left wondering what could have happened.

Jennifer Shea, the founder, baker and party-maker of Trophy Cupcakes, was almost one of those people. Read more