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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Doors open at 11 a.m.
Program begins at Noon

Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Boulevard 
Baton Rouge, LA  70810

Please join Girl Scouts Louisiana East at our 2020 Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon which honors extraordinary women for their accomplishments and dedication to excellence, women who are positive role models for girls and women in our community.  This important event also supports programming, uniforms, event fees, camp, and travel needs all critical to making the Girl Scout experience possible for girls across southeast Louisiana.

Woman of Distinction


Carolyn Breaux has been a volunteer with Girl Scouts Louisiana East for the past 50 years and is a firm believer in the mission of Girl Scouts, building girls of courage, confidence and character.  Her daughter was a Girl Scout and Carolyn now has 2 granddaughters who are Girl Scouts.

Woman of Distinction


Dr. Sally Clausen is the former President of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond and former Commissioner of Higher Education.  Over the years, Dr. Clausen has served as a mentor to many young women.  She was an active Girl Scout in Franklin, LA and was a flag bearer in many area parades.

Woman of Distinction


Leslie C. Pichon, SAIC is Special Agent in Charge for the United States Secret Service, responsible for leading the state of Louisiana for the Secret Service.  Leslie was the first-ever female honor graduate of the USSS training academy.  She was a third generation Girl Scout in Slidell, LA.    

Woman of Distinction


Jan Ross is Executive Vice President of Philanthropy for the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation where she oversees and actively manages hundreds of grant awards within the greater Baton Rouge community.  Over the past 15 years, GSLE has been the recipient of 16 grant awards from the Wilson Foundation.

Four Pillars Award


Ava Dejoie is Secretary of Louisiana Workforce Commission where she promotes science, technology, engineering and math for young people as a career consideration.  Through her partnership with STEM NOLA, she has served young women and girls through volunteerism and programmatic efforts.


Diane Deaton


Katy Cure
Danielle Gremillion
Sarah Larrieu
Christy Oliver Reeves
Monique Scott Spaulding
Mary-Patricia Wray



Individual Tickets:  $100
For more information on Table Sponsorships, click here.

For more specific information, please contact Nancy Kritikos at 504-355-5886 or


The Girl Scouts Louisiana East council began its Women of Distinction recognition program in 2012 during the Girl Scout Centennial, and has recognized 42 amazing women thus far as Women of Distinction. Past Women of Distinction are listed here in alphabetical order.