Women of Distinction


For the past five years, the Women of Distinction luncheon benefiting Girl Scouts Heart of the South has served to recognize and link together a group of purpose-driven women in business, government and philanthropy who, like Girl Scouts, are dedicated to service and leadership.

Girl Scouts Heart of the South is pleased to announce that our next Women of Distinction event - honoring women in Mississippi's Golden Triangle region - will be held April 1, 2016, at 11:30 AM at the First Baptist Church in Starkville, Mississippi! Previous Women of Distinction luncheon events have recognized women in the Oxford-Lafayette-University area, and Girl Scouts Heart of the South is pleased to expand these events to celebrate more Women of Distinction across our region in 2016!

Businesses, individuals and organizations are invited to nominate a special “Woman of Distinction” to be honored at this inaugural event. Women are nominated for their leadership, community contributions and professional accomplishments. Nominees are positive role models whose accomplishments inspire girls to achieve their own goals and dreams.

Past Woman of Distinction honorees are Betsy Smith (2015), Mary Ann Connell (2014), Mary Ann Fruge' (2013), Jan Robertson (2012) and Vicki Sneed (2011). Congratulations all of our nominees.

Keynote speaker Gail Pittman inspires the crowd at the
fifth annual event held November 4, 2015.
2015 nominees Mary Leary and Libby Lytle congratulate
Betsy Smith, the 2015 Woman of Distinction honoree.

If you have questions about either of the upcoming 2016 Women of Distinction events, please contact Jenny Jones - 662-350-6041 or jenny.jones@girlscoutshs.org

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