Women of Distinction Breakfast


Join us as we honor those who inspire today’s girls to become tomorrow’s leaders

24th Annual Women
of Distinction Breakfast

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Cipriani 42nd Street
7:30am – 9:30am

To register for the Breakfast, click here.
To make a contribution, click here


Leslie Dougherty Biddle
Partner, Serengeti Asset Management 

Judith Harrison
Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion
Weber Shandwick

Elisa Padilla
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment

Stephanie K. Schnabel
Principal, Corporate Development Lead

Sylvia Smith
FAIA, LEED AP, Senior Partner

and the
2016 Future Woman of Distinction
Janice Wang
Troop 4570, Queens

Women of Distinction Breakfast Committee

Stephanie Breslow, Chair
Sheri Wilson-Gray, Chair

Kim Bourne
Barbara Merola
Jessica Porter 

About the Women of Distinction Breakfast

Each autumn, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York gathers on or around Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday to honor Women of Distinction who serve as role models of ethical leadership for the girls we serve. We also honor one extraordinary Girl Scout each year who represents the ideals inherent in Girl Scouting with the Future Woman of Distinction Award.

Over the Women of Distinction Breakfast’s 23-year history we have honored many extraordinary women. Our list of past honorees includes Maria Bartiromo, Trish McEvoy, Christine Quinn, Deborah Roberts, and Vera Wang to name a few.

About the Future Woman of Distinction Award 

The Future Woman of Distinction Award is given to one Ambassador Girl Scout in New York City each year who represents the ideals inherent in Girl Scouting through her participation in and commitment to community service, high academic achievement, leadership skills and ability to communicate the value of Girl Scouting. 

About the Girl Scouts of Greater New York

Since 1913, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York has served more than five million girls in New York City, preparing them to lead with courage, confidence and character, to make the world a better place. Today, we serve over 29,000 girls ages 5 to 17 in every zip code of New York City’s five boroughs. 70% of the girls we serve come from low-to-moderate income homes; their participation is heavily subsidized by the Council.

Proceeds from the Women of Distinction Breakfast benefit leadership programs for the more than 29,000 girls reached by Girl Scouting in New York City.

For more information, contact Sasha Thompson at 212.645.4000 x241.