Jackson, MS – The Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi invite business and community leaders as well as others interested in supporting girl leadership development to the 2015 Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Induction Ceremony. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6 p.m., at the Hilton Jackson. Guests will enjoy a silent and live auction, dinner and a special dessert inspired by Girl Scout cookies. Five outstanding women will be honored, whose personal and professional accomplishments make them positive role models who inspire girls to achieve their own goals and dreams.
2015 Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Laureates of the Capital Area
First Lady Deborah Bryant
Carol Albritton Biedenharn
LouAnn Woodward, M.D.
This prestigious fundraising event presented by Parents & Kids Magazine and Regions Bank, is in its 10th year, celebrating the unique and outstanding contributions that women make for the good of society. By improving the quality of life within the community and serving as positive role models for both young girls and adults, these fascinating women are great sources of service and leadership throughout our state, which speaks to the core of the Girl Scout Mission, which is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
“It is a privilege for our organization to work with such phenomenal and dynamic women. We hold these leaders up as beacons for today’s girls as examples of what they can be as they look forward to building a life and career for themselves.” Becky Traweek, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi
Proceeds from the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction event will benefit the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi and support programming in under-served communities, to provide support services to local troops and to teach outdoor exploration and appreciation. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience includes programming, which incorporates three programmatic pillars: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), Literacy with a focus on Financial Literacy and Healthy Living with a focus on physical fitness and anti-bullying.
For Sponsorships, Tables, Tickets or to make donations contact LaShaunda René, 601.326.5653
Girl Scouting is about building strong leaders, and Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi is the premier leadership development organization for girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade in Mississippi. GSGMS serves over 10,000 members including committed adult volunteers and courageous girls in 45 counties in south and central Mississippi. Our mission is to help them to develop qualities that will serve them throughout their lives. Girls develop strong values, a social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts,
call 800-898-4475 or visit www.gsgms.org.