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Woman of Distinction

Inspiring Girls 
The Woman of Distinction award was established to honor the many exceptional women in our community who are paving the way for girls.  Honorees exemplify the Girl Scout mission by living with courage, confidence, and character, and making the world a better place.
For girls in our community to succeed in leadership, they need to know there are women leading the way by opening doors, creating opportunities and cheering them on.  Recent findings by The Girl Scout Research Institute indicates a girl’s success can be determined by positive influences in Five Key Focus areas—emotional and physical health; financial literacy; science, technology, engineering, art and math; leadership and academic success; and global citizenship.
Woman of Distinction honorees are women of outstanding success who are making significant contributions in an impressive array of fields.  They give hope and inspiration to girls through their achievements and passion for our communities.  By making major impacts in the focus areas, they are role models for girls and leading the way for future girl leaders.
Healthy Living
Nominees promote the importance of emotional and physical health and understand the role it plays in living a positive life.  These women are leaders in health and wellness fields.

Financial Empowerment
Nominees advance the roles of women in finance, empower future business leaders and invest in the financial future of the community.  These women are leaders in the financial sector.  

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math
Nominees are leaders in the arts and sciences who promote and advocate for the advancement and recognition of women in these careers.  These women are role models, mentors and have demonstrated leadership success in S.T.E.A.M.

Nominees exemplify unique vision and are transforming the leadership landscape for women through their achievements.  These women are educators, entrepreneurs and executive leaders within the community.

Community Responsibility
Nominees care deeply about making a difference in their community by helping to make the world a better place.  These women are leading change through giving, service and mission driven organizations. 
The Woman of Distinction event brings members of our community together in support of our honorees and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.  Through an inspirational program, honorees are highlighted for their outstanding achievements and celebrated for the difference they are making for the future of girls.  As our signature fundraising event, attendees have the unique opportunity to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and personally see the impact they are making on the lives of girls in western Ohio.

Event Date: October 2015

Woman of Leadership Award (Dayton Region) 

 Event Date:  October 30, 2014


Woman of Distinction Award (Cincinnati Region)

 Event Date: March 10, 2015

Call for Nominations  Deadline: November 7, 2014


Woman of Distinction Award (Lima Region)
Event Date: April 16, 2015

Call for Nominations Deadline: December 15, 2014