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Women of Distinction

"There's not one woman or girl who doesn't deserve every single drop of her dream." Ann Shoket, Keynote Speaker

Thank You!






From the moving opening number to the energizing keynote by Ann Shoket, this was a Women of Distinction Luncheon to remember!

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us to honor our outstanding Women of Distinction Arcilia Acosta and  Linda Perryman Evans, our incredible Young Women of Distinction Divya Lal and  Timarie Luker, and our amazing Man Enough to be a Girl Scout honoree  Avi Kahn. These inspiring leaders are paving the way for a bright future for Girl Scouts, girls and women.

We are excited to announce that the Women of Distinction Luncheon raised $670,000 to help infuse confidence in the dreamers, doers, creators and leaders Girl Scouts is building every day.

The #IAmInvested movement is still going strong!  Make a gift that helps girls develop the sense of self and confidence that will define her as she becomes a leader in her life, her community and the world. 

Past Honorees

Lifetime Achievement 
2016
- Marianne Staubach
2015 - Jan Rees-Jones
2014 - Gene Jones
2013 - Lindalyn Adams
2011 - Caroline Rose Hunt
2010 - Ebby Halliday
2009 - Bette Perot

Women of Distinction 
2018 -
Arcilia C. Acosta & Linda Perryman Evans
2017 - Sara Martineau & Nina Vaca
2016 - Sarah Losinger & Trea Yip
2015 - Michele Bobadilla & Tincy Miller
2014 - Nancy Ann Hunt
2013 - Nicole Small
2012 - Matrice Kirk-Ellis, Sally Hoglund & Peggy Sewell
2011 - Regina Montoya & Lynn McBee
2010 - Harriet Miers & Becky Sykes
2009 - Lucy Billingsley & Barbara Ward
2008 - Anne Mostenbocker & Clarice Tinsley
2007 - Laura Estrada & Valerie Freeman
2006 - Elvira Wallace-Martinez & Mavis Knight
2005 - Florence Shapiro & Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones

Young Women of Distinction
2018 - Divya Lal & Timarie Luker
2017 - Shelly Goel & Emma Rose Shore
2016 - Anisha Wadawadigi & Hailey Falies
2015 - Devin Bray & Sruthi Tummala
2014 - Meredith Burke & Cameron Wicks
2013 - Grace Cooper & Alexandra Villareal
2012 - Barrett Cole, Sarah Felan & Gabby Gafford
2011 - Andrea Noelle Emery & Marisa Salatino
2010 - Haley Ann Avery & Ashton Gepfert
2009 - Catherine Cannariato & Julie Negussie
2008 - Chanelle Angeny & Whitney Walker
2007 - Bryna Garrison & Amber Meeks
2006 - Erin Cafferty, Sarah Heady & Jennifer Goebel
2005 - Lilianna Delgado & Katie Murray

Man Enough to Be A Girl Scout
2018 - Avi Kahn
2017 - Todd Williams
2016 - Kent Eastman

Past Keynote Speakers

2018 - Ann Shoket, Author and former Editor-in-Chief, Seventeen
2017
- Dr. Mae Jemison, 1st black woman in space
2016 - Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO and Co-Founder of FEED Projects
2015 - Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code
2014 - Alison Levine, Explorer (completed the Adventurers Grand Slam)
2013 - Talia Leman, CEO and Founder of RandomKid
2011 - Venus Williams, Tennis Champion
2009 - Marianne & Roger Staubach, Philanthropists
2008 -Linda Armstrong Kelly, Speaker & Author
2007 - Michelle Peluso, IBM
2006 - Cary J. Broussard, Author
2005 - Colleen Barrett, Distinguished businesswoman