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The Women of Distinction Awards program is the premier event for Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama. First celebrated in 1976, each awards program honors local women who have made significant contributions in their professions and communities.

Proceeds from the Women of Distinction events directly support the Girl Scouts' mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place, and your financial support will be used to keep Girl Scouting strong throughout North-Central Alabama.​​

​2017 Central Alabama Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon

March 9, 2017
The Harbert Center - Birmingham
2019 4th Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203

Central Alabama Honorees

Mildred Bell Johnson Lifetime Achievement Awardee
Susan Brouillette, Chief Executive Officer, Alacare Home Health & Hospice

Frances E. Couch Lifetime Achievement Awardee
Stephanie Hill Alexander, Manager of Community Relations and Charitable Giving Program, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama

Karen LaMoreaux Bryan Lifetime Achievement Awardee
Madeleine Hill, Community Activist

Corporate Honoree
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Veteran of Distinction
Retired Lt. Col Ginger Branson

Young Woman of Distinction
Jori May, M.D., Chief Resident
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Internal Medicine Residency Program

Women of Distinction
Deepa Bhate, Chief Executive Officer, Building & Earth Sciences, Inc.

Shunna Cannon. Transmission Line Design-Engineer. Southern Company

Kate Randall Danella, Head of Private Wealth Management, Executive Vice President, Regions Bank

Lillie Leatherwood, Olympic Medalist, Police Officer, Tuscaloosa City Police Department

Paula M. Marino, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Southern Company

Nan Priest, Chief Strategy Officer, Birmingham Ministry Market, St. Vincent's Health System


2017 North Alabama Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon

June 22, 2017
The Jackson Center, Huntsville