Robin Mangarin retired after 25-years in the television industry. The former KGET news anchor was one of three local women being honored for her inspirational leadership in the community.
Mangarin was recognized Friday at the Girl Scouts Annual Women Inspiring Girls Luncheon. The annual event recognizes local women who serve as role models for young girls.
Before her days anchoring the news at KGET, Mangarin was part of the girls in green, learning values such as leadership and commitment.
"You just live your everyday life but when it comes to something like this, where they say you are a woman who is inspiring others it means a lot," said Mangarin.
Mangarin now serves as the Director of Strategic Marketing for Mercy and Memorial hospitals, but she is best known for her commitment to the community. She is involved in the Women and Children's Fund, among many other non-profits.
"I'm just very very honored that you felt I was worthy of this honor today because as the mom of two boys and a wonderful husband, I never thought I would be a woman inspiring girls," noted Mangarin.
Honoree Irma Carson was the first African American woman elected to the Bakersfield City Council and the first African American Bakersfield police officer. She is now the Director of the Ebony Counseling Center, a community based out-patient drug and counseling center.
"My mother used to say, it's not going to come to you, you got to get up and go get it," said Carson.
A commitment to youth and education exemplifies honoree Ginger Moorhouse.
"I was the only girl in a family of three boys. I really relied on those girl scouts to help me through," explained Ginger Moorhouse.
Moorhouse is now the woman in charge at the Bakersfield Californian. She also serves as President of the Californian Foundation, which donates money to local non-profits in Kern County that are dedicated to education and the arts.
The money raised at the luncheon will go to the girl scouts connect program, which helps under-privileged girls take part in girl scout activities.