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Women in Northwest Ohio Receive Honors for Inspiring Girls

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The Women of Distinction program honors exceptional women who have made significant contributions in key areas and are transforming leadership roles as women. 2018 honorees include:

Diana Patton | Motivational Speaker and Author
Healthy Living

Barbara Petee | Promedica

Rhonda Sewell | Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Community Responsibility

Renee Smith | Fostoria Economic Development Corporation
Financial Empowerment

Adrienne Taylor | SSOE

“Women of Distinction highlights the advancements of awe-inspiring women and celebrates women in the workplace, who serve as role models and empower the girls we serve in northwest Ohio. This year’s honorees join more than 130 accomplished women who inspire girls to find their voices through the Girl Scouts,” said Roni Luckenbill, CEO for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. “We hope you'll consider joining us for an evening of spirited festivities to show that girls matter!”

Women are nominated by a volunteer committee and represent a cross section of the northwest Ohio community. All nominees will be honored at the annual Women of Distinction event held October 25, 2018, at the Toledo Museum of Art-Glass Pavilion. Attendance is open to the public, and reservations can be made online at

For more information, please contact Director of Development Kelly Trame at 567.225.3541 or