Famous Girl Scout Alumnae

Famous Girl Scout Alumnae

Girl Scouting teaches empowerment and encourages young women to be all that they can be. Evidence of the positive and life-changing experience Girl Scouting has had on women can be found long after their days of selling cookies has passed. Whether they’ve grown to become a doctor, teacher, mother or judge, we all share a common influence – the lessons we learned at an impressionable young age, as taught by Girl Scout role models. The fact that some of our nation’s brightest stars are former Girl Scouts is no coincidence!

This list of Girl Scout alumnae 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 – 2017
Quayle, Marilyn – Wife of Former VP, Dan Quayle
Reagan, Nancy – Former First Lady from 1981 to 1989
Rodham Clinton, Hillary – Former First Lady from 1993 to 2001
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, US Senator, New York and 2016 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


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
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