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Women of Distinction

You are invited to an event that celebrates and empowers girls and women! The Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Luncheon will honor seven amazing women leaders from our region who exemplify the Girl Scout mission through their professional accomplishments and commitment to making a difference in their communities.

The event features a fun jewelry silent auction, time for networking, and inspiring and important information about what Girl Scouts is doing to help girls and women achieve gender equity.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Minneapolis Convention Center

10:30 am Silent Auction
Noon-1:30 Luncheon & Program


All funds raised at the luncheon support our financial assistance program, which provides grants to families and girls who may otherwise not be able to participate in Girl Scouting. Last year, Girl Scouts River Valleys provided more than $500,000 in financial assistance.

2015 Women of Distinction Honorees

Our 2015 Women of Distinction honorees – all former Girl Scouts – inspire us with their leadership, accomplishments, and contributions to the community. They exemplify the Girl Scout mission, promise, and law in action.

Michelle Azar

Michele Azar

Vice President, Supply Chain – Multichannel Fulfillment & Growth

Best Buy, Co., Inc.

Brenda Cassellius

Brenda Cassellius


Minnesota Department of Education

Trista Harris

Trista Harris


Minnesota Council on Foundations

Lyndel King

Lyndel King

Director & Chief Curator

Weisman Art Museum

Beth Kieffer Leonard

Beth Kieffer Leonard

Managing Partner

Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP

Bethany C. Quam

Bethany Quam

Vice President,
Convenience & Foodservice

General Mills

Megan Remark

Megan Remark

President & CEO

Regions Hospital

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Friends of Girl Scouts River Valleys

  • Atomic Data
  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • Blackwell Burke P.A.
  • Children’s Hospital
  • DeCare Dental
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  • Fredrikson & Byron P.A.
  • Greene Espel PLLP
  • Innovative Office Solutions
  • McGuire Agency
  • Medtronic Foundation
  • Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Cirisi L.L.P.
  • Select Comfort
  • Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
  • Padilla CRT
  • SRI