June 18, 2024

Nominations Open for Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England Leading Women of Distinction Honor


Warwick, RI (May 13, 2024)—Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England (GSSNE) is excited to announce that nominations for the 2024 Leading Women of Distinction Awards are now open. Anyone can nominate a woman who leads by example, exemplifies the Girl Scout mission, and makes the world a better place. Nominees demonstrate qualities of leadership and excellence in their personal and professional life. Leading Women of Distinction Honorees are exemplary role-models for the current and next generation who emulate positive change, and innovation throughout their careers.

Through the years, GSSNE has honored 55 Leading Women, representing many industries, organizations, and skill sets. We’ve shined a light on those who lead the way in their community by going above and beyond to help others. From teachers to executives, small business owners to CEOs, community pillars to emerging talent, Leading Women of Distinction provides a stage to recognize the hard work it takes to exemplify bravery, empathy, and drive.
This year, consider nominating exceptional women for this special honor. The Leading Women of Distinction Selection Committee will consider nominations of women of all ages and backgrounds who have contributed to the community through professional, family, volunteerism, and/or personal endeavors.

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England prioritizes diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice in our work. From its founding in 1912 by a single woman with a disability, to our 1950s national prioritization of racial integration and our early support and commitment to the LGBTQ community, the Girl Scout Movement has been and continues to push for equitable access and justice for all. In our Movement, diversity is a hallmark of our membership, equity is at the heart of our foundation, and inclusivity is a cornerstone of our culture—being accepted as you authentically are, being a part of something, and mattering to others—is at our core.

The nomination deadline is June 30, 2024. Honorees will be notified by July 19. The Awards breakfast will be held on October 31, 2024 at the Squantum Association in Riverside, RI.

Since 2015, the GSSNE Leading Women of Distinction Honorees have been a direct reflection of what Girl Scouting stands for—they are both impressive and inspiring. To learn more about the 2024 Leading Women of Distinction Awards and to nominate a qualifying candidate, please click on the following link: Here

We Are Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs across Southeastern New England, girls and gender-expansive youth of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves in a safe space as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges. Backed strong friendships and trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. Girl Scouts feel comfortable trying new things without the pressure to be perfect, speaking their minds, and processing their emotions in healthy ways. They discover how being different makes them special, strengthens their sense of belonging, and, ultimately, makes them proud to be themselves. That’s the magic of Girl Scouting. To join us, volunteer, reconnect, or donate, visit gssne.org. follow @gssne on Instagram, follow @GirlScoutsofSNE on Twitter, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GSSNE


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