Women of Distinction is the Girl Scouts of Western New York's signature fundraising event where 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.

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2015 Women of Distinction

Sve the Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, NY 14043


Nominate a Deserving Woman Today.

Nominations are now being accepted for Women of Distinction honorees! View the nomination guidelines and criteria as well as the nomination form.


Girls, Practice Your Leadership Skills!

Applications for girl roles of mistress of ceremony, ambassador, and presenter are being accepted now. Download the application here. Want to learn more? Check out our flyer for reasons why you should apply to be part of this exciting girl-led leadership program!


Interested in Being a Sponsor?

Sponsors help to make this event possible. A number of opportunities exist, allowing organizations of all sizes to support girls in Western New York as they develop important leadership skills that will help them become leaders today and tomorrow. View the sponsorship packet. The link to secure your sponsorship online will be available soon, or you can email wod@gswny.org today.


2014 Women of Distinction

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2014 Women of Distinction Dinner & Awards Ceremony a success, including the 2014 Women of Distinction sponsors! Congratulations to the 2014 Women of Distinction honorees.

Daisy Algarin

Senior Marketing Specialist

City of Rochester Business Development

Kimberly Beaty

Deputy Commissioner of Operations

City of Buffalo

Ann Evanko


Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.

Uma Gupta, Ph.D.

Executive Director, President CEO

STEM-Smart, Planet GPA.us

Marcia A. Merrins

Former President of the League of Women Voters for New York State and

Owner of Kniti Griti Works

Jennifer Walter

Corporate Controller

Moog Inc.

Lillian Williams, Ph.D.

Professor of African-American Studies

University at Buffalo SUNY