April 27, 2016

Girl Scouts of Greater New York Honor BNY Mellon President Karen B. Peetz

Karen Peetz is congratulated by several of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York after receiving the Gold Achievement Award

Karen Peetz is congratulated by several of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York after receiving the Gold Achievement Award


At its recent Gold Achievement Gala, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) honored Karen B. Peetz, President of BNY Mellon, for exemplifying the highest level of achievement.

“Karen's leadership in business and her championship of diversity in the workplace make her an excellent role model for our Girl Scouts,” said Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. “She exemplifies the skills and values we strive to instill in girls, and we were thrilled to honor her at the Gold Achievement Gala.”

This year’s GSGNY annual gala celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts Gold Award and raised money to support leadership programs for more than 29,000 girls across New York City’s five boroughs, 70 percent of whom are from low to moderate income homes.

“The Girl Scouts gives young women a positive edge, helping them build the courage, confidence and character to succeed,” said Peetz. “My time as a Girl Scout positively impacted my life in ways I didn’t fully realize until years later. I’m honored to receive the Gold Achievement Award and have an opportunity to reconnect with the organization’s inspirational mission.”

Peetz also recently hosted young women from the Girl Scout Leadership Institute at BNY Mellon’s office. Watch as she shares the importance of grit, diversity and inclusion with the next generation of leaders.