Women of Distinction Dinner & Awards Ceremony

July 18, 2014 Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 10:01 AM EDT

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

September 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM until 9:00 PM

Location: Buffalo Marriott Niagara Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst NY 14221

Phone: 888-837-6410

Email: wod@gswny.org

Link: http://www.gswny.org/pages/wod.aspx

Event Description

July 18, 2014 Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 10:01 AM EDT

Women of Distinction is the Girl Scouts of Western New York's signature fundraising event where we honor women throughout Western New York for their strength in character, dedication to community service, and commitment to mentoring and encouraging girls and young women. The event includes a dinner and awards ceremony in the Buffalo area and a breakfast in the Rochester area featuring Dr. Ainissa Ramirez.

This year, Girl Scouts of Western New York is proud to honor seven women from throughout Western New York with Women of Distinction Awards. The honorees were nominated by members of the community because of demonstrated leadership in their careers and in their communities through public service. These women are considered role models for all girls, and in accepting this award, they commit to mentoring the young women involved with the Women of Distinction event.

This program is part of the nationwide Girl Scouts of the USA program and is designed to recognize the achievements of women, provide mentoring opportunities for older Girl Scouts and fund local Girl Scout educational opportunities and programs for girls 5 to 17 years of age.

The 2014 Women of Distinction Honorees are:
Daisy Algarin, Senior Marketing Specialist, City of Rochester Business Development
Kimberly Beaty, E District Police Chief, City of Buffalo
Ann Evanko, President, Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.
Uma Gupta, Ph.D., Executive Director, President CEO, STEM-Smart, Planet GPA.us
Marcia A. Merrins, Former President of the League of Women Voters for New York State and Owner of Kniti Griti Works
Jennifer Walter, Corporate Controller, Moog Inc.
Lillian Williams, Ph.D., Professor of African-American Studies, University at Buffalo SUNY

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