To celebrate the 20th anniversary, seven Women of Distinction were recognized Oct 19. These Women of Distinction were voted by their peers, and received awards at the 2017 Thin Mint Dinner: (not in order) Elaine Gantz Berman ’02; Juana Bordas ’03; Arlene Hirschfeld ’97; Jean C. Jones ’07; LaRae Orullian ’97; Jill S. Tietjen ’97; and Hon. Elbra M. Wedgeworth ’04.
Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, joined Girl Scouts of Colorado in celebrating “20 Years of Amazing Women” at the annual Thin Mint Dinner in Denver. The event on Oct. 19, at the Denver Marriott Tech Center recognized all 426 Women of Distinction who have been honored in the Denver-metro area since the program began in 1997. Girl Scouts of Colorado honored Sylvia as an honorary Woman of Distinction.
A lifelong Girl Scout herself, Acevedo is committed to Girl Scouts’ mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. A former rocket scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Acevedo has held positions with some of the world’s most respected companies, including founder, president, and CEO of CommuniCard LLC, a marketing firm known for its innovative approaches to working with changing community demographics. A fierce advocate for education, Acevedo has also worked as a strategic consultant to national organizations that strive to improve outcomes with America’s rising generation of youth, as well as a national advocate for STEM education.
Since 1997, Girl Scouts of Colorado has honored top female leaders in our community as Women of Distinction, based on their remarkable achievements as business, community, and civic leaders. All 426 of these women are examples of corporate, civic, and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for female leaders of tomorrow. The Women of Distinction program brings together a group of women dedicated to raising support for Girl Scout leadership programs.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary, seven Women of Distinction are being recognized. These Women of Distinction were voted by their peers, and will receive an award in the following categories at the 2017 Thin Mint Dinner:
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