World-Famous Rainbow Women
Look around—Rainbow women are everywhere! From astronauts to actresses, from elected officials to journalists! Rainbow has a habit of motivating girls to dream big. View our scrapbook of famous Rainbow women below. See how many you recognize!
She’s a successful communications executive
“In addition to the fun times had and lifelong friendships made, Rainbow helped me develop a skill set I draw upon each day in my personal and professional life. The leadership skills I learned, including public speaking, organization and budgeting, as well as the poise and confidence I developed in a friendly, supportive environment, make me a better and more well-rounded person.
Some of the fondest memories I have from my days as a Rainbow Girl are from the road trips and other fun projects we participated in as a group. We would sing silly songs, play road games, and laugh until it hurt. Rainbow exposed us to people, places, and experiences we might have never have known. I’ve driven through a tree, toured an abandoned mine, and learned the best way to make a snowball, all thanks to Rainbow.”
Pam Hardy, Communications Director to the President of the San Diego City Council, San Diego, California
Her lectures inspire thousands
"Rainbow Girls offered a wonderfully rich experience during my teenage years. We learned the true meaning of Faith, Hope and Charity as we memorized our lines and prepared for our journey through the stations from one office to the next and eventually through the chairs leading to Worthy Advisor. We developed lifetime friendships and leadership capabilities."
"My favorite memories about being in Rainbow Girls were the wonderful trips to Grand Assembly in Long Beach, CA. It was so exiting to leave our little town of Bishop, CA and head for the “big city”. We met girls from all over the state. I remember sitting high in the balcony of the huge auditorium looking down on the girls as they filed in and assumed their stations. They were all wearing beautiful gowns and walking so perfectly, square corners and all."
Jill Kinmont, inspirational speaker and former Olympic skier
Today, the stage is her home
“My older sister and Mom were involved with Rainbow, always going to meetings, and I was curious. So when I turned 11, I was initiated and I loved it! Rainbow taught me confidence, public speaking, time management and responsibility. My favorite memory was traveling and being with friends. The quote, "Love made us friends, Rainbow made us sisters" is definitely true. My sister passed the traveling Grand Charity pin on to me, and my best friends served as Grand Worthy Advisor and Grand Officers – these were the same girls who later stood by me as Bridesmaids at my wedding.”
Shauna McLean Tompkins, Actress
"I learned a great deal about working with people, organization, and public speaking. The twenty-first century soft skills required for the workplace--collaborative ability and problem solving--were inherent in my home assembly. I was given the opportunity to take on a leadership role, and I learned a great deal that continues to help me in the work place."
"My favorite memories from Rainbow are definitely time spent with my mother, sister, and my dear friend Stacy. Traveling to meetings, sitting together at dinners, and staying up way too late on out-of-town trips...we shared so many laughs and memories. Those times are priceless...everytime we spend together today we share at least some reminiscence of our time together during those Rainbow years."
Georgeanne McLean Warnock, Associate Principal, R.L. Turner High School, CFBISD
"Rainbow taught me confidence, poise, the ability to speak in front of a group, kind expression, consideration of others, and most of all, to be thankful of the gifts God gave me and the many blessings that surround me."
"My favorite memories were the many friends I made…the sisterhood…and knowing I could turn to any of the girls or adults working with us with any questions I might have or any challenge I might face. I will always remember the times shared and all I learned."
Lynn Lary McLean, AIFD, Florist to the Presidents
She’s a senior consultant for Canada
“Rainbow taught me to have confidence in myself and in my abilities. I remember how thrilling it was to hang out and be friends with other Rainbow Girls who were 6 and 7 years older than me.”
Luanne Walton, Canadian Department of Justice, Senior Consultant/Constitutional Law
She’s an Astronaut
"By being a Rainbow Girl, I learned leadership skills, poise, public speaking skills, a responsibility to my community, and I met life-long friends.
I have a lot of good memories of being a Rainbow Girl. I enjoyed going to the Colorado State Capitol for mock trials with Jobs Daughters and DeMolay. I liked our service projects and our sleepovers, and I loved traveling to State and National events. I even liked memorizing our initiation work.
The advice that I would give today's Rainbow Girls is to find what you are passionate about and pursue it. Keep your goals high and be prepared to work towards them. Do not limit your dreams, make your education a priority, and make sure to stay connected to your community through service work."
Dorothy "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenburger, NASA Astronaut
She’s a former Miss America
Lee Merriwether, former Miss America, starred as Catwoman in the Batman TV series.
In front of the camera
Anna Davlantes was a Rainbow Girl who worked hard and followed her dreams. Today Anna is a television newscaster for NBC in Chicago, Illinois!