Women of Distinction

Women of Distinction is our marquis event held annually in the spring. Exceptional women in our community are honored in each of our four program focus areas as well as a Lifetime Achievement and Young Woman of Distinction.  Nominations for 2014 are being accepted through September 30, 2013 - award criteria and nomination form.

2014 Event Information 

When:  April 10, 2014
Where:   Westin Hotel
Honorees:  

  • Lifetime Achievement – Mary Lou Babb 
  • Young Woman of Achievement – Abigail Bucher Ness 
  • Significant Achievement in Community Building – Dr. Maha Gingrich 
  • Significant Achievement in Environmental Leadership –  Regina Guyer 
  • Significant Achievement in Healthy Living – Dr. Preeti Matkins 
  • Significant Achievement in STEM – Dr. Sharon Jones


How to Get Involved

  • Sponsorship opportunities are available
  • Tables of 10 are $750
  • Individual tickets are $100
  • For more information, contact the Development Office at development@hngirlscouts.org or 704-731-6536

2013 Women of Distinction Recap
On April 11, 2013, six outstanding women were honored for their achievements.
  • Lifetime Achievement – Patty Norman 
  • Young Woman of Achievement – Camille Hughes 
  • Significant Achievement in Community Building – Magdalena Maiz Pena 
  • Significant Achievement in Environmental Leadership –  Jenny Pippen 
  • Significant Achievement in Healthy Living – Martha Whitecotton
  • Significant Achievement in STEM – Theresa Payton
  • Lifetime Achievement honoree Patty Norman's friends share insights into why she is deserving of this honor in a tribute video.
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