Girl Scouts of Western New York accepting nominations for Woman of Distinction Award now through April 30
Western New York is not lacking women who deserve recognition. The community at large has an opportunity to appreciate distinguished women through the 2016 Women of Distinction Awards, hosted by Girl Scouts of Western New York. Nominations are being accepted through April 30.
Women of Distinction Award recipients have achieved success both professionally and philanthropically through giving back to the community, whether through time, money or another way. Through her life's work, each recipient have proven her character, demonstrated a commitment to encouraging young girls and women, and served as a positive role model for girls and women throughout Western New York.
Each woman selected for distinction will develop a mentoring relationship with a Girl Scout, meeting with her to share insights and advice. The Girl Scout will then present the recipient with her award during a ceremony on Sept. 15.
Past recipients have worked in a variety of jobs - sports coaches, bank managers, news anchors and nuclear engineers - and nominees from any field can be honored with a Woman of Distinction Award.
To qualify, nominees must live or work in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans or Wyoming counties. She does not need to have been a Girl Scout. Anyone in the community can nominate someone for a Woman of Distinction Award.
Sponsors help make the 2016 Women of Distinction Awards program possible, and sponsorship opportunities are available.
For more information about the Women of Distinction Awards, the award guidelines and nomination form, or sponsorship opportunities, visit http://www.gswny.org/women-of-distinction.
Girl Scouts of Western New York serves approximately 18,000 girls and more than 7,000 adult volunteers across the GSWNY jurisdiction. The council's administrative headquarters is located in Buffalo. GSWNY program and service centers are located in Buffalo, Batavia, Jamestown, Lockport, Niagara Falls and Rochester.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls discover their personal best and prepare for a positive future; connect with others in an increasingly diverse world; and take action to solve problems and improve their communities.