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Women of Distinction

Save the Date for 2017 Women of Distinction Luncheon, May 8

Award recipients include:

  • Sharone Weston Broome, Mayor-President Baton Rouge
  • Katie Corkern, Disability Rights Advocate
  • Michelle Forte, Owner, Fleet Feet Sports
  • Dr. Kellie Joseph, Superintendent, St. Helena Parish School District
  • Mrs. Artie Lacour (posthumous)
  • Dr. Robyn Merrick, Chief of Staff, Southern University A&M College
  • Mallory Page Rodrigue, Artist & Author

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017
Time: Luncheon 12 - 1 p.m. VIP Champagne Reception begins at 11 a.m.
Location: Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
Price: Individual Tickets: $75 per person / Sponsorships start at $600
Attire: 
Business attire
Chair: Mary Patricia Wray, Owner, Top Drawer Strategies
Committee: Linda Law Clark, partner at DeCuir, Clark & Adams, LLP; Bethany France, director at Louisiana A+ Schools, George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, and Robyn Merrick, chief of staff at Southern University and A&M College.

All proceeds are going to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in southeast Louisiana.

Download 2017 Women of Distinction's Sponsorship packet.

The Girl Scout Law is the backbone of all things Girl Scouts. It is the way Girl Scouts agree to act every day toward each other and the world. Although previous experience with Girl Scouts is not mandatory, nominees should embody the key components of the Girl Scout Law. Please answer the nomination questions to the best of your knowledge. You may provide supporting material like letters of support, newspaper articles, photographs or web links, etc.

The Girl Scouts Louisiana East council began its Women of Distinction recognition program in 2012 during the Girl Scout Centennial, and has recognized 31 amazing women thus far as Women of Distinction. Past Women of Distinction are listed here in alphabetical order.