Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council announces the 2013 Women & Young Women of Distinction

Posted: Sep 10, 2013

Sept. 10, 2013

(PHOENIX) – Girl ScoutsArizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) today announces the 2013 Women & Young Women of Distinction (WYWD). The honorees are current Girl Scouts and alumnae from across the Valley and northern Arizona, who are making a significant difference in the community. The awards ceremony and luncheon, to be held Nov. 16 at Arizona Biltmore, is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.

The Women & Young Women of Distinction event highlights the success Girl Scouting in developing leaders, and ultimately the importance of investing in the Girl Scout program to support girls’ futures.  The awards honor current and former Girl Scouts, and community members who have made Arizona a better place in categories that define the organization’s values: Courage, Leadership, Vision and the Girl Scout Promise.

“We want to look to the future, but also celebrate the accomplishments of individual Girl Scouts and alumnae, who are –one by one – filling the concerning gap of women in leadership roles,” says Tamara Woodbury, CEO of GSACPC. “We aim to build leaders with a philanthropic heart – who have eyes to see the needs and hands willing to take on the work. The impact Girl Scouts and women have on our community often goes overlooked – we have a responsibility to bring it to light.”

An annual fundraiser open to the public, this year, the awards are chaired by Jackie Norton, president and CEO of the Rodel Foundation. Norton is devoted to giving young people a better chance for success, “Girls represent our greatest under-utilized talent pool with the greatest potential to positively impact our future. This is a meaningful way to support Arizona’s current and future female leaders.” Norton was the recipient of Woman of Distinction, Leadership Award in 2012.

View the honorees here.

Women & Young Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon Details
  • Saturday, November 16
  • 10:30 am - 1:30 pm (Silent Auction, luncheon & awards)
  • Arizona Biltmore (2400 E Missouri Ave)
  • $100 for individuals or $1,000 for a table of 10
RSVP or sponsor: click here or call Leslie Friedman at (602) 452-7003.

Media Contact:
Heather Thornton, GSACPC
(602) 452-7025 or (602) 478-3334