FARMINGDALE, NJ – (September 21, 2022) – Nine emerging leaders from Monmouth and Ocean counties were honored by Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore at the Phenomenal Women Under 40 event on Wednesday, September 21st at the Girl Scouts’ Program Activity Center in Farmingdale.
Over 175 guests gathered for the annual event that recognizes exceptional women who have gone above and beyond in all that they do, including their amazing accomplishments and commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and community service.
Heather Coburn, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, acknowledged the honorees and said, “Each and every one of the honorees are positively impacting their organizations and communities and are role models to our girls.” She added, “Right now, the power of Girl Scouting has never been more crucial in our community, across the country and around the world.” Heather thanked guests and supporters for funding new programming, partnerships, and opportunities for girls in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Board Chair, Teri O’Connor, thanked generous sponsors, donors and guests including Courage Sponsors, Brookdale Community College; Mazza Recycling Services, Ltd.; PNC Institutional Asset Management/Private Bank; and RWJ Barnabas Health Southern Region – Community Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. For a complete list of sponsors please visit www.gsfun.org/phenom.
Awards were presented by event Co-Chairs Jamie Bertram, 2017 Phenom; Kate Dowd, 2019 Phenom; and Stephanie Toal, 2019 Phenom. The 2022 Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Phenomenal Women Under 40 Award honorees included:
Alexis Bailey - Vice President of Government Affairs, NJBIA
Allison Clemente - Director of Development, Community Medical Center Foundation
Kathrine Dwyer - Co-Chair, Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Group & Administrative Assistant, Hudson Wealth Management
Lenore Gibson - Program Director, Family Promise of Monmouth County/Lunch Break
Kimberly Kravitz - News 12 Reporter, TV Personality & Producer
Sherrice Lyles - Ms. Black New Jersey and President, Queen of Hearts Foundation
Amy McLane - Client Service Manager, AVP, PNC Bank, NA
Brynn Mosello - Sustainability and Communications Director, Mazza Recycling Services, Ltd.
Carla Vanzant - Director, EOF, Brookdale Community College
Full biographies for all honorees can be found at www.gsfun.org/phenom.
The event EMCEE, a current Girl Scout and Sophomore High School student, Leena, credited Girl Scouts with allowing her to “gain confidence and develop a strong voice to be a positive role model for others.” The honorees were also interviewed by current Girl Scouts who were recognized during the event. Leena added, “These amazing young women help make Girl Scouting flourish and shine brightly in our communities.”
All proceeds from the event support programs that provide leadership experiences to more than 11,000 Girl Scouts across Monmouth and Ocean counties and ensures that every girl can access year-round Girl Scout programs. For over 110 years, Girl Scouts has helped girls become women of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For information on how to join, volunteer, partner or donate, visit www.GSFun.org or call (800) 785-2090.