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2013 Girl Scouts Women of Distinction honored in Colorado Springs


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Last Thursday evening, Sept. 12th, Girl Scouts of Colorado honored the 2013 Pikes Peak Women of Distinction and Women to Watch during the Thin Mint Dinner at the Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs. A group of 230 gathered at the event, which raised $35,000 for local Girl Scouting programs.

This year’s honorees are a remarkable group. The Women of Distinction include Lindy Conter, Community Volunteer, Women’s Resource Agency, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado and Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, Lynette Crow-Iverson, President/CEO, Conspire!, Margaret D. Sabin, President of Centura Health South State Operating Group, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Barb Winter, Executive Vice President – Organizational Resources, Ent Federal Credit Union, and Dr. Adis Maria Vila, First Chief Diversity Officer, USAFA, Nov. 2010 – June 2013. Women to Watch (an award started in 2012 given to emerging women leaders under 40) honorees, are Ann Cesare, Community Outreach Director, Memorial Hospital, University of Colorado Health, Amber Ptak, Director of Education Programs, Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, a program of the Gill Foundation, and Shannon Rogers, Sales and Relationship Manager, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado. Learn more about these women in the event program.

Girl Scouts of Colorado honors top women leaders in our community as Girl Scout Women of Distinction or Women to Watch. These women have reached remarkable levels of achievement as business, community and civic leaders. Girl Scouts of Colorado engages Women of Distinction in ongoing Girl Scout activities and programs designed to build the next generation of leaders. Since 1994, 108 women have been named as Pikes Peak Women of Distinction and have raised more than $300,000 for Girl Scouts of Colorado. Including this year’s honorees, a total of five women have been named Women to Watch in the Pikes Peak area.

Mary Kelly, Ph.D., CEO, Productive Leaders, gave the event’s keynote address. The event’s three-course dinner culminated with creative desserts featuring Girl Scout Cookies. Event chair was Claire Garcia, Woman of Distinction 2012, and the 2013 Women of Distinction Selection Chair was Renita Wolf with Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Board of Directors.

Sponsors of this event included BKD CPAs & Advisors, El Pomar Foundation, Ent Federal Credit Union and Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, a program of the Gill Foundation. Special thanks goes to Jym Fair with American Made Film & Media for putting together the event video.

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For more information on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Pikes Peak Women of Distinction program, please visit our website.

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