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Tickets now available for the 2021 Leading Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast

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Join us for the 2021 Leading Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast:

Thursday, October 7, 2021
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Squantum Club
947 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Riverside, RI 02915
Tickets: $50.00 per person or $450.00 for a table of 10

We acknowledge that you may have reservations because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so are doing a couple things to address concerns. For those attending in person, we are limiting the number of attendees to ensure social distancing and will ask attendees to wear masks except while seated, regardless of vaccination status. For those who prefer to watch the taped event at their leisure, we will be providing a link to the event recording after the event for anyone who makes a tax-deductible contribution of $35 or more.

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We are excited to announce the 2021 Leading Women of Distinction Honorees: 

Sara DeCosta-Hayes, Owner of RI Sting Girls Hockey, Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist
Marie Ghazal, CEO of Rhode Island Free Clinic
Pamela Harrop, MD, President, Medical Associates of Rhode Island
Hilary Levey Friedman, PhD, Professor at Brown University & Former President of RI NOW
Eva-Marie Mancuso, Managing Partner of Hamel Waxler, Allen and Collins Law Offices, Founder Clothes for Kids
Jennifer Pereira, Vice President of Grant Programs at Rhode Island Foundation

About the GSSNE Leading Women of Distinction Awards

First launched in 2015, the GSSNE Leading Women of Distinction Awards is a unique fundraiser that celebrates local accomplished women who exemplify the Girl Scout mission. Our honorees are women within the communities that our council represents who: 

  • Lead by example and exemplify the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place—the women who demonstrate qualities of leadership and excellence in their life in whatever way you know them.
  • Are exemplary female role-models for the next generation of female leaders.

If you're interested in learning more, check out our past highlights and honorees. If your business or organization would like to support Girl Scouts through an event sponsorship, please contact Jill Martens at or (401) 331-4500.