New Award Honors 3 Girl Scouts Who Show Promise as the Leaders of Tomorrow
Macedonia, OH - Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) has selected Jackie Adams to serve as chair of this year’s Women of Distinction and Advancing Women Awards.
Jackie Adams served in the Peace Corps in Tanzania from 2003 - 2005 at which time she became fluent in Swahili and familiar with the culture in Eastern Africa. She founded and became President of Tareto Maa USA in order to raise badly needed funds to shelter girls escaping female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and forced child marriage in Kenya. She advocates for the rights of girls by writing articles for her hometown’s newspaper and giving awareness presentations at collegjes/universities. She was the 2014 recipient of the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio “Women of Distinction” Award and a 2014 recipient of the “Top 25 Under 35 Movers & Shakers” by the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club. She studied Computer Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, but is in the process of taking a one year sabbatical from her engineering career in order to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail and visit the major national parks in the U.S.
“When I was selected as a recipient of the Women of Distinction Award, I was honored – but I was also moved to get more involved,” said Jackie Adams. “The Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and charact...