More than 350 guests turned out in support of Girl Scouts of North East Ohio for their Women of Distinction celebration. Presented at the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland, the luncheon served to honor 10 Women of Distinction.
The elite group included: Judge Theresa Dellick, Jennifer Deutsch, Dr. Ka-Pi High, Dr. Michelle P. Medina, Sondra Miller, Sherry Neubert, Tiffani Sutton, Karen Talbott, Magistrate Jennifer D. Powell and Judge Annalisa S. Williams.
Advancing Women Honoree was Key Bank, Key4Women. Three Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Recipients were also recognized,
including Jordan Anamasi, Shelby Bennett and Nicole Kemer.
Chairing the afternoon event was Sandy Rapp, a 2021 Woman of Distinction. Emcee was WKYC’s Betsy Kling, with top sponsors including Davey, Key Private Bank, Metis and Sherwin Williams, among other generous sponsors.
Funds raised during the benefit support the Girl Scout Leadership experience for girls throughout the organization’s 18-county footprint. Girl Scout programs support the organization’s mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
Guests, in business attire with many donning the Girl Scout signature
green, enjoyed lunch choices of Provencal-herb roasted chicken with Boursin whipped potatoes and roasted eggplant on herbed polenta with mushroom bolognese.
The afternoon began with an Honoree Pre-Event Connection reception, where many current and past Women of Distinction enjoyed mingling and coffee.
Honorees are noted as role models for the next generation of young women leaders. STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY SUE REID