Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Partners with Galleria Dallas to Recognize Women Entrepreneurs

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Partners with Galleria Dallas to Recognize Women EntrepreneursDuring the month of February, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas has partnered with Galleria Dallas for a special display and contest in connection with the Girl Scout Cookie Program which teaches girls entrepreneurship and develops girls to become the next generation of leaders.

Themed “Climb with Courage,” the gallery wall will feature six inspiring local women leaders and entrepreneurs, including Margie Aguilar, Valerie Freeman, Kala Garner, Hattie Hill, Jin-Ya Huang and Nina Vaca, alongside Girl Scout Junior Kaliyah Ruth Mayes. The display will include words of wisdom from these local women entrepreneurs on how they got to where they are today and inspiring others to reach their dreams.

The interactive display will also incorporate a social media contest. To enter the contest, guests can follow these steps: Share an image on social media of someone who has inspired them, use the hashtag #ClimbWithCourage in their post, and tag @GSNETX and @GalleriaDallas. Contest prizes include a weekend stay (one night) at The Westin Galleria Dallas, a $500 Galleria Dallas Gift Card, four ice skating passes, and a year supply of Girl Scout cookies (one box/week). More details about the gallery wall, featured women and contest can be found at

The timing of the display falls during the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, which runs through February 27. Every purchase of a box of Girl Scout Cookies fuels local Girl Scouts’ adventures throughout the year – exploring what interests them, discovering their passions, and taking action on issues they care about.

“As the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program in the world, the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches young girls valuable skills and introduces them to new opportunities,” said Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO of GSNETX. “We are so excited to collaborate with Galleria Dallas on this special exhibit of inspiring women in our community. It is our hope that this diverse display of amazing women leaders helps girls realize their potential.”

The Galleria Dallas will also host teams of Girl Scouts to run cookie booths each weekend in February. The booths will be located in the south node of the Galleria adjacent to Morphe.

“In celebration of the 2022 Cookie Season, we are excited to work alongside the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas to present this empowering gallery wall,” said Megan Townsend, Galleria Dallas Director of Marketing. “As a former Girl Scout myself, I can attest to how impactful my participation in the Cookie Program was in shaping me to becoming who I am today. It is amazing to be able to feature some of our city’s great women entrepreneurs and their advice to becoming strong leaders.”

As a part of this promotion, Galleria Dallas will provide a free box of Adventurefuls, the newest Girl Scout cookie, for each Curbside by Elevate delivery made by the center’s concierge team during February.*

WHAT:                Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas – Climb with Courage Display

WHEN:                January 28 – February 27, 2022

                             Onsite interview opportunity morning of January 28

WHERE:              Galleria Dallas

                             Level I near Apple

COST:                  Exhibit is free, cookies can be donated or purchased, contest entry is free.

                             Sale of cookies will be available February as follows:

  • Fridays – 4-8 p.m.
  • Saturdays – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sundays – 12-6 p.m.

About Galleria Dallas 

Galleria Dallas is an iconic shopping center with a unique collection of more than 200 retailers, restaurants and experiences including Nordstrom, Macy’s, the world’s only GAP, Banana Republic and Old Navy combo anchor, a market-exclusive American Girl, the Westin Galleria Dallas Hotel and the signature Galleria Ice Skating Center. Welcoming more than 19 million visitors annually, only Galleria Dallas delivers the consummate Dallas shopping experience. Visit for hours and to learn more about the shopping center. Galleria Dallas is managed by Trademark Property Group, Inc.  Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas, 75240.

We Are Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs across 32 counties, Girl Scouts of all background and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges – whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or to the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas serves nearly 20,000 girls and 8,000 adult volunteers. In 2018, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas opened the STEM Center of Excellence, a 92-acre state-of-the-art camp just outside of Dallas where girls can experience programs in astronomy, robotics, coding, computer science and more. To join us, volunteer, reconnect, donate, or learn more, visit or call 972-349-2400.

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