Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England Kicks Off Inaugural Year of Programming in Girl Leadership Experience Center

WARWICK, RI – Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England (GSSNE) will hold a panel discussion, “In Her Shoes”, on Sunday, September 14 for high school aged women. The event, which will be held in the Girl Leadership Experience Center at GSSNE headquarters, 500 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI, will feature women leaders from around Southeastern New England who will be sharing their leadership journeys. The panelists are:

  • Iris Carlomusto, Vice President of Marketing, Alex and Ani
  • Nancy Carriuolo, President, Rhode Island College
  • Marcia Coné, Founding CEO, Women’s Fund of RI
  • Navyn Salem, Founder and Executive Director, Edesia
  • Rogeriee Thompson, federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


During the event, which will be emceed by WJAR NBC 10 reporter Cierra Putnam, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and speak openly and honestly with the panelists. To register for this event, contact Meghan Kampper at (401) 331-4500 x1401 or email

In addition to attending the event live at GSSNE, there are several other ways to participate. Girls from around the Providence area are invited to the STEM Center at Rhode Island College, where the panel will be broadcast via skype. There will also be a live link on, and the public is invited to tweet questions to the panelists before and during the event to @GirlScoutsofSNE, using the hashtag #GSSNEInHerShoes.

“This is just one example of how the Girl Leadership Experience Center will play a critical role in the formation of women leaders that our country so profoundly needs. It’s this type of programming that we’ll be able to deliver to girls of all ages, from all communities,” says Neil M. Stamps, GSSNE CEO.

A breakfast was also recently held in the Center on August 19, where the Center’s Advisory Committee members, GSSNE Board members, volunteers, staff and other friends learned about the vision for future programming and technology in the Center. Featured speaker, Miriam Dash, Girl Scout alumna and lifetime member, shared some of her favorite memories from Girl Scouting including spending time at Camp Hoffman, setting sales goals during the annual cookie sale, and taking on a leadership role when planning trips with her troop.


An artist rendering of the Girl Leadership Experience Center illustrates the plans for how technology will be integrated with programs in the Center.



At a breakfast held on August 19, Girl Scout alumna and lifetime member Miriam Dash shared some of her favorite memories with the audience, which included Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England’s Girl Leadership Center Advisory Committee members, Board members, volunteers, staff, and other friends.


About the Girl Leadership Experience Center
Located at Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England’s headquarters in Warwick, RI, the Girl Leadership Experience Center is ten thousand square feet of space dedicated to delivering cutting-edge leadership programming to the girls in our council. The center will be a girl-led hub of creativity, connectivity, exploration, and inspiration, brimming with energy and exchange. The center will be a safe, accessible, and fun place where all girls can come to discover and celebrate the greatness in themselves, others, and the world around them. The center will offer exciting, relevant leadership programming revolving around six Centers of Excellence: Making A Difference; Life Skills; Travel/Adventure; Camping/Outdoor Skills; Global Citizenship; and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math).

About Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England
Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent girl leadership organization where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England, in partnership with 2,600 adult volunteers, serves 8,700 girls. For additional information, please visit, follow @GirlScoutsofSNE on Twitter, and like us on Facebook at

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