Girl Scouts San Diego honored San Diego’s 10 Cool Women of 2014 and named its 2014 Cool Girl during a luncheon and ceremony aboard Holland America Line’s ms Amsterdam. Those recognized included celebrity chef/author Melissa D’Arabian; Casa Cornelia Law Center founder Sister Ann Durst, SHCJ, JD; writer/artist Zoe Ghahremani; Althea Technologies founder/co-chairman Magda Marquet, PhD; author/environmentalist Patricia McArdle; Presiding Justice Judith McConnell, 4th District Court of Appeal; Musicmatch co-founder/community volunteer Pamela Mudd; San Diego-Yantai Friendship Society president June Shillman; attorney/community volunteer Nancy Spector; and spa business pioneer/community activist Deborah Szekely. Eleven-year-old pianist Ursula Hardianto was named Cool Girl of 2014. Hardianto, who has performed at Carnegie Hall twice, played a solo during the Cool Women awards ceremony.
“Like Girl Scouts, our 2014 Cool Women make the world a better place,” said Jo Dee C. Jacob, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts San Diego. “We are proud to honor them.” This is the 14th year Girl Scouts San Diego has honored women whose personal and professional achievements, leadership, and service to the community make them consummate role models for girls. Event proceeds help keep Girl Scouting available and affordable for 30,000 local girls. (www.sdgirlscouts.org/cool-women)