As a passionate, motivated teen looking to honor her own grandmother, Rachel Doyle started the first GlamourGals chapter when she was only 17 years old. Over a decade later, Rachel has the same enthusiasm and drive for the GlamourGals mission. Her ability to continually streamline, evaluate, and redefine aspects of the organization has allowed the program to grow to over 1,400 volunteers in Chapters spanning the country.
Rachel's creativity and forward thinking has been a trademark in the success of "GG". Aside from the organization's main website, www.glamourgals.org, which includes information on events, press, donations, and the volunteer program has been organized, utilizing a proprietary, online community called GGChapters.org. This dynamic, online community for GG's teen volunteers allows them to organize their chapters, journal to share their unique volunteering experiences, and most importantly, is a safe virtual environment for teens. Rachel Doyle's motivation to create a movement of compassionate teen leaders and to bring dignity to aging women has not gone unnoticed. When Rachel was still in high school, she was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Since then, she has steadily gained national recognition in many media and publications such as Montel Williams, The Christina Show, CBS's The Early Show, NBC 4, NY 1, The New York Times, Glamour Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and Newsday. The GlamourGals program was also featured in two textbooks: a McGraw Hill 7th Grade Health Textbook and the Prentice Hall College Management textbook.See more media.
Rachel has inspired and educated thousands about her experiences, speaking to professional groups, nonprofits, conferences, and schools, including Cornell University and Harvard College. She has been interviewed extensively on eclips.cornell.edu, an online database of short, edited video clips from a wide range of entrepreneurs and more recently, Rachel has been known for her trademark presentation entitled, "Applying the principles of bargain hunting to your bottom line."
Aside from holding a degree from Cornell University, Rachel's creativity and business savvy has won numerous accolades. She was named the first ever "Cosmogirl of the Year" by Cosmogirl Magazine, a "Fun, Fearless Female" by Cosmopolitan Magazine and featured in an American Eagle National ad campaign. She accepted the National Group Volunteer of the Year Award from the American Health Care Association, the Cornell University College of Human Ecology Recent Alumni Achievement Award, and was named a "Woman of Spirit" by Morton's Steakhouse and the American Red Cross. Fall 2011, she received the Richard C. Cornuelle Award from the Manhattan Institute as well as names a Distinguished Alumna of Commack High School. September 2012 she will be featured in Glamour Magazine as a Sally Hansen Best of You winner.