Medfield Girl Scout Anna Krah Presents Leadership Award
Medfield Girl Scout Anna Krah presented the Leading Women Award to Juliette C. Mayers, Executive Director of Multicultural Marketing at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, speaker and author at Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ 21st annual Leading Women Awards Breakfast. This special event takes on additional importance as it is one of the final events in a year-long 100th Anniversary celebration.
Krah, a 16-year-old Ambassador Girl Scout, has been involved in Girl Scouts since she started as a Daisy in Kindergarten. A community service advocate, she recently completed her Silver Award project, the second highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, by collecting hundreds of boxes of band-aids and DVDs to donate to Shriners Hospital in Boston. This past February, Krah took part in a mission trip to Nicaragua where she volunteered in local hospitals, orphanages and schools. For her Gold Award project, the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, she collected almost 1,000 pairs of shoes and hundreds of pairs of glasses for communities in Nicaragua.
“My favorite part of being a Girl Scout is being able to reach out to the community and know that I am making a positive impact,” says Krah. She is also an active member of Student Council, plays volleyball, and teaches swimming. She hopes to pursue a career in one of her favorite school subjects, math and physics.
“Each year Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts honors remarkable leaders who have made a positive impact in their career and community,” explained Ruth N. Bramson, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. “The Leading Women Awards is a way for our girls to meet great role models like Juliette Mayers and for our supporters to learn how Girl Scouts is creating future women leaders.”The Leading Women Awards pairs Girl Scouts with local leaders with whom she
shares interests and values.
The Leading Women Awards brings hundreds of women and other members of the greater Boston business community together to celebrate leadership, honor our awardees, and support the Girl Scout mission. Girl Scouts inspires, challenges, and empowers girls to discover their values and passions. Innovation and creativity are at the very core of the Girl Scout experience.
The prestigious list of 2012 Leading Women honorees includes Beth I.Z. Boland, Partner Bingham McCutchen, Bingham McCutchen LLP; Bill Fine, President and General Manager of WCVB-TV and WCVB.com; Joanna Lau, Founder and CEO, Lau Technologies; Marie A. Turley, Executive Director, City of Boston Women’s Commission; Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Life Sciences Centers.