Girl Scouts Will Honor Outstanding Women At Emerald Awards April 12

The Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida will honor five extraordinary women from Palm Beach County at the 11th annual Emerald Awards on Friday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach.

These women exemplify strong leadership qualities in their respective fields, serve as significant role models for young women in the community, and embody the characteristics of today’s problem solvers, dreamers, changemakers and doers.

An Emerald Awards honoree is recognized as a woman who brings new ideas to life, demonstrates creative problem solving, and brings innovation to her field of expertise or community. She embodies the go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and leader characteristics of today’s Girl Scout and drives change in her community. The 2024 Emerald Award Palm Beach honorees are:

  • Go-Getter Award: Tamra FitzGerald, president of the Venue Marketing Group.
  • Innovator Award: Kirsten Dolan, CEO of One Parking.
  • Risk Taker Award: Natalie Mackey, CEO and founder of Winky Lux.
  • Leader Award: Penny Murphy, president of Pioneer Linens.

In addition, the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida will honor Julie Kime with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy.

The afternoon will feature a silent auction and cocktail reception for networking, leading to the awards ceremony with a keynote by Nancy Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Promise Fund of Florida.

The Emerald Awards honorary event chairs are Geri Emmett, Donna Mulholland and Lois Pope. The event committee chair is Virginia Spencer, and joining her on the host committee are Kayla Campbell, Susan D. del Portal, Priya Deshmukh, Andrea Fogarty, Kathleen Hillman, Lynn Kirker, Robin Mason, Melissa Mulvaney, Ofelia Utset and Marcia Wolf.

2024 Emerald Award sponsors are FPL (Ruby Sponsor), HCA Florida Healthcare (Mental Wellness Advocate Sponsor), the Duffy’s Foundation, Donna Mulholland, Lois Pope and Publix Super Market Charities (Emerald Sponsors), Fiserv and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (Sapphire Sponsors), and many more.

Tickets to the Emerald Awards luncheon are $175. To register for the event, visit For more info., contact the Advancement Team at

More than any other community organization, the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida empowers girls ages 5 to 17 with vision and voice — girls who command their future, engage their communities and inspire others. The organization offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure and success. The Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida serve more than 6,900 girls in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. To explore opportunities to volunteer or partner with Girl Scouts, call (561) 427-0177 or visit