WARWICK- The Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England will host the 2018 Leading Women of Distinction Awards on Tuesday, October 16 from 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at Providence’s Waterplace, the organization announced Tuesday.
Five women will be recognized as the 2018 Leading Women of Distinction Honorees for embodying the Girl Scout G.I.R.L. spirit, or Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader spirit, throughout their careers and for acting as examples to young girls in the community:
- Daniela Abbott, principal architect – Abbott Naval Architects LLC
- Alexandra Curtis, R.I. National Guard, former Miss Rhode Island
- Mai Donohue, author/educator
- Deborah Ricci, director of business operations, Carousel Industries of North America Inc.
- Rep. Teresa A. Tanzi, Representative, Rhode Island State House
Founded by Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England serves 6,000 girls in Rhode Island, and operates in 13 communities in southeastern Massachusetts.
“Juliette was driven by the belief that girls needed a special all-girl environment where they could discover their own voice, and use it to strengthen their communities. Our 2018 Leading Women of Distinction honorees emulate the importance of this legacy and they are strong, female role models who utilize their leadership skills to make our community a better place,” CEO Pam Hyland said in a statement.
Haley Hunt is a PBN contributing writer.