On November 3rd, the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York will be honoring five women who inspire through their leadership and encourage girls and women to aim high to achieve their goals at their Women of Distinction Breakfast event. The achievements of the women honored at the Women of Distinction Breakfast represent diverse paths of achievement and the fulfillment of the Girl Scout Promise. This event takes place every year during the fall season with former honorees including Maria Bartiromo, Christine Quinn and Vera Wang, among many others. In addition to successful and inspiring women, the Women of Distinction Breakfast also honors one extraordinary Girl Scout each year; a girl who represents the ideals inherent in Girl Scouting with the “Future Woman of Distinction Award.”
I am all about honoring women and their accomplishments and think this event is just great. Not only is it a celebration of women and the work they have done throughout the course of their lives, but it is an opportunity to show young women and girls what they are capable of when they truly set their mind to something and strive to accomplish it. Young women and girls need encouragement and seeing that hard work pays off is an important thing for them to see.
The 2010 Women of Distinction honorees are:
- Nadja Swarovski
Vice President, International Communications and Creative Director of Swarovski
- Terri D. Austin
Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion of The McGraw-Hill Companies
- Barbara J. Cooperman
Global Chief Marketing Officer of LexisNexis Group
- Vanessa Lau
Group Chief Financial Officer of Alcoa
- Arlene Isaacs-Lowe
Senior Vice President of Moody’s Investors Service
The Women of Distinction Breakfast event will be held November 3rd at the Hilton New York Hotel with host and former Girl Scout Deborah Norville. For more information and registration for the event, check out the Girl Scouts of Greater New York’s website.