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Women of Distinction

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Virtual Event

 Tuesday, September 22, 2020
3:30-4:00pm Pre-Event Networking
4:00-5:00pm Program

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Event Registration and Information

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Click here or copy/paste the URL below to visit the event webpage!

Click here to download the Virtual Event Guide for the event!

Click here to download the 2020 Women of Distinction Program Guide.



New for 2020! Tin to Win Raffle

Winning Tin to Win raffle numbers were drawn during our LIVE event. If your number was drawn, we will be in touch with you shortly to ensure you receive your prize!

Winners did not need to watch live to win, but they must pick up their raffle prizes from a GSNEO service center.

About the Women of Distinction Awards

The annual Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) Women of Distinction Luncheon was established in 2012 to celebrate and recognize women in northeast Ohio who go above and beyond to make our communities better places to live, work, and raise a family. GSNEO’s Women of Distinction embody the core values of Girl Scouts and provide girls with positive role models.

In 2014, the Advancing Women Award was added to honor organizations demonstrating strong commitment to advancing women in the workplace. In 2015, three annual Leaders of Tomorrow scholarships were added to recognize GSNEO Girl Scouts who display exceptional promise to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Funds raised by the Women of Distinction Awards Event benefit Girl Scouts of North East Ohio scholarships and financial aid for girls in need. These funds are designated for programs, uniforms, books, camp, and membership fees for girls throughout our 18-county footprint.

For event information and Sponsorship opportunities, click HERE!

2020 Honorees

Congratulations to our 2020 Women of Distinction Honorees!

Women of Distinction:

Name Organization
Ramona Hood FedEx Custom Critical
Nancy Kachmarik  Avient Corporation
Andrea Margida, MS The Valentine Project & TechGrit
Sandra L. Reid The Davey Tree Expert Company
Tari S. Rivera Regency Construction Services, Inc.
Sara Shookman wkyc studios
Ellen M. Stephens, SHRM-SCP The Sherwin-Williams Company
Gina Vernaci Playhouse Square
Elizabeth Walters Summit County Council
Amy Zell Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries & Oak Hill Collaborative

Leaders of Tomorrow

Name School
Olivia Johnson Homeschool, North Canton
Ava Kress North Royalton High School
Megan Ward McDonald High School

Advancing Women Awardees

Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation

Thank you to our 2020 Selection Committee!

Event Chair: Kathy Moock* - 2019 Woman of Distinction and GSNEO Board Member Diana Bilimoria, PhD*
Jan Conrad Lynnette Crenshaw*
Jonathan Dominy, CFA Kelly Glover
James Harris Audrey Hudak
Victoria Kress, PhD* Lisa Mandel*
Judith Matsko* Carole Mount, PhD*
Antha Poleondakis* Ebony Yeboah-Amankwah*

*Indicates Past Woman of Distinction Honoree

Thank You to our 2020 Sponsors!

Signature Event Go-Getter Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Andy and Kathy Moock

Signature Event Risk-Taker Sponsor

Signature Event Leader Sponsors



Confidence Sponsors
The Lubrizol Corporation
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Dr. Vivian von Gruenigen

Character Sponsors
Dominion Energy
Playhouse Square
Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro's Department of Job and Family Services
Sandy Rapp

Program Sponsors
Akron Children's Hospital
Avient Corporation
FedEx Custom Critical
Regency Construction Services, Inc.
State and Federal Communications, Inc.


 Contact Laura Mottor at 330.983.0368 or 
           to learn more about Signature Event Sponsorships.

 View photos from our 2019 Women of Distinction Luncheon on our
         Facebook Page!