Women of Distinction
Women of Distinction is the Girl Scouts of Western New York's signature fundraising event in which we honor women throughout Western New York for their strength in character, dedication to community service and commitment to mentoring and encouraging girls and young women.
Nominations for noteworthy Western New York women who have achieved success professionally and philanthropically are currently being accepted. Nominees for the Women of Distinction Award can be involved in any category of work or professional endeavor such as the arts, business, government, law enforcement, social service, finance, education, sports, healthcare, management, etc. To nominate a Woman of Distinction, please click here.
Girls, Practice Your Leadership Skills!
2016 Applications for girl ambassador, mistress of cermonies, and presenter are currently open! If you have questions or would like a mailed copy of the application, please click here. If you would like to fill out an application, please click here.
Interested in Being a Sponsor?
Sposorship opportunites for organizations of all sizes exist. Invest in the furture of girls today by sponsoring an event - 100% of your investment will stay in Western New York to help girls develop important leadership skills. Learn about sponsor opportunities by viewing our sponsorship packet and change the world by investing in girls today!
For more information about this event or becoming a sponsor contact Eileen Hettich at 1.888.837.6410 x6030 or email.
2016 Women of Distinction Honorees
Beth Ann Bivona, Partner & Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practices Area Co-Chair, Barclay Damon, LLP
Barbara Breckenridge, Executive Director, Kidney Foundation of WNY
Melisza Campos, VP, Instruction & Carnegie Master, Dale Carnegie
Nancy Dobson, Executive Vice President & Co-founder, Uniland Development
Nannette Nocon, Private Wealth Advisor, Amerprise Financial Services, Inc.
Candace Plants, Executive Director, United Way of Cattaraugus County, Inc.
Rebecca Reeder, Principal, Nardin Academy High School
LaShunda Leslie Smith, Executive Director, Connected Communities Rochester
Julia Spitz, Vice President, Savarino Properties, LLC