Leave it to the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas to line up a gangbuster group for its annual Women of Distinction Luncheon. In addition to Co-Chairs Dee Brown and Sharon Morrison, the fundraiser on Friday, November 2, at the Omni Dallas will have the mother-daughter team of Nancy Ann Hunt and Ashlee Kleinert as the honorary co-chairs and Venise Stuart and Candace Winslow as the host committee co-chairs.
As for the honorees, Carcon Industries and Construction President/CEO Arcilia C. Acosta and Meadows Foundation President/CEO Linda Perryman Evans will be in the spotlight receiving the Woman of Distinction Award. Hilti North America President/CEO Avi Kahn will be presented with the Man Enough to be a Girl Scout Award.
According to Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas CEO Jennifer Bartkowski, “It is an honor to recognize Arcilia, Linda and Avi for their exemplary leadership and lifelong commitment to serving girls in our Dallas community. Today’s world is changing rapidly, and for girls to succeed, they must find their voice, fortify their confidence and stand rooted in who they are and what they believe in. We are incredibly thankful each honoree recognizes the importance and value of empowering girls.”
And the awards will keep coming with local high schoolers/Gold Award Girl Scouts Timarie Luker and Divya Lal being honored as the Young Woman of Distinction Award.
And speaking of young women, Dee and Sharon have arranged for former Seventeen and CosmoGirl editor-in-chief/millennial advocate Ann Shoket for the keynote speaker. Last year Ann wrote “The Big Life” providing insight and tips on millennial success like
- How to craft a career that’s also a passion.
- How to get respect from a boss who thinks you’re a lazy, entitled and self(ie)-obsessed millennial.
- Why you need a “squad” of people who support you as build your Big Life.
- How a side hustle will make you smarter hotter and more in control of your destiny.
- Why work/life balance is a sham and you need to embrace the mess.
- How to find a partner whose eyes light up when you talk about your dreams.
* Photo provided by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas