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Women of Distinction is a nationwide Girl Scouts of the USA program that recognizes the achievements of women. As Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York educates girls to be future community leaders, we want to recognize the community leaders of today. Since 1985, GSNENY has been hosting Women of Distinction events across the council. Honorees are awarded for their strength of character, dedicated community service, emphasis on life-long learning, along with their dedication to fostering self-confidence and leadership skills in others. These events are one of many ways we keep Girl Scouting vibrant in our communities. Many women who are leaders in their fields credit Girl Scouting with helping them build the set of skills that paved their road to success.

In 2021, Women of Distinction is going virtual! Tickets for our September event will be available in the spring. Please contact us if you would like to receive an invitation.

To see past honorees, Click Here.

Our Honorees

This year we celebrate the accomplishments of:

•   Ellen Bouchard, Business Development Officer at Dannemora Federal Credit Union –Distinguished Personal Achievement
•   Kara Maggy, CNA at Meadowbrook Nursing Home – Distinguished Leader of Tomorrow 
•  Jacqueline Prather, Child Care Director at Plattsburgh YMCA Bright Beginnings – Lifetime Achievement

Our Sponsors
Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved:

  • Use your social media savvy to suggest others submit nominations. 
  • Join the committee. If you would like to help plan and execute the event, please contact Nikki Hilchey, Interim Director of Philanthropy at 518-563-1560 x 307.
  • Join the Pearl Society! Email or call Nikki for next steps.
  • Connect the committee with a potential sponsor; email contact information of a potential sponsor and the committee will follow up!
  • Attend the event! Tickets will be available online later this summer or contact us to be added to the invitation list.