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Women of Distinction

Now Accepting Nominations through July 10 for the 2015 Women of Distinction, Leaders of Tomorrow, and Advancing Women Awards.

Friday, September 25, 11 a.m.
The Union Club
1211 Euclid Ave, Cleveland

Women of Distinction Award

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio established the Women of Distinction award to honor women who go above and beyond to make our communities better places to live, work, and raise a family. The 15 women honored are selected for their remarkable achievements as business, community, and civic leaders dedicated to supporting opportunities for women and girls.

In the past, many of the nominees were Girl Scouts as children, volunteers, or support the organization because they believe in its mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Affiliation with Girl Scouts is not a requirement. However, being a role model for girls and exemplifying the highest ideals of Girl Scouting as reflected in the Girl Scout Promise and Law is required.

>>Women of Distinction Criteria


Leaders of Tomorrow Award

The Leaders of Tomorrow Award is presented to up to three (3) Girl Scout Seniors or Ambassadors who demonstrate high scholastic achievement, creativity, and initiative; perform outstanding community outreach as a leader with another organization; and who embody the Council's belief that young women with promise today will become tomorrow's leaders.

>>Leaders of Tomorrow Award Criteria


Advancing Women Award

One company or organization will be selected to receive the Advancing Women AwardThe company or organization will have demonstrated a proven commitment to promoting the advancement of women in the workplace. A company/organization headquartered outside of Northeast Ohio is permitted to be nominated should the entity have a strong presence in the region.

>>Advancing Women Award Criteria



Scholarships raised through the Women of Distinction event will provide our future leaders with supplemental funding to pursue a degree in higher education.

In the coming year, we would like to expand the program to offer larger scholarship awards, reach a more diverse population of young women, and highlight the importance and prestige of this accolade. Continued funding of these scholarships, additional corporate sponsors, and increased awareness of the program among deserving young women is needed.

>> To donate to the Scholarship Fund click here


Nominations are judged by an independent panel. Please contact Kim Graves at 330-983-0376 or kgraves@gsneo.org for questions about the selection process.