You are invited to the 2015 Women Inspiring Girls Awards Luncheon in Bakersfield
Please join us Friday, October 16th at 11:30 AM at Valley Baptist Church as we honor three local women who have made a difference in their community, career fields, and the lives of individuals they have met. We are proud to announce the three honorees for the 2015 Bakersfield Women Inspiring Girls Awards Luncheon.
This year’s Women Inspiring Girls theme, “Find Your Voice”, was created by a local Girl Scout Troop. The proceeds from this event go to helping provide another year of the Girl Scout experience to 5,000 girls who otherwise would be unable to be a Girl Scout.
History of Women Inspiring Girls
Girl Scouts of Central California South’s Women Inspiring Girls awards honors dynamic women who have distinguished themselves through exemplary achievements in the community, in their professions, and as role models for girls. This annual event was started in 2009 and has so far honored 27 trail-blazing women from Fresno and Kern Counties, women who have inspired their communities to try a bit harder, to reach a bit further, and to believe in themselves.
Girl Scouts from grades K-12 play a major part in the running the event and in its production; they are in charge of the flag ceremony, they act as Mistresses of Ceremony, and they provide entertainment that increases guests’ knowledge of the value of Girl Scouting. In doing so, they improve their presentation skills and learn teamwork while building their self-confidence.
Women Inspiring Girls Patch: This patch is for girls who have been part of our Women Inspiring Girls luncheons in Fresno and Bakersfield. This girl-led event prepares Girl Scouts for their leadership roles of the future. Girls manage the flag ceremony, lead the Pledge of Allegiance, sing the national Anthem, present the honorees, tell their personal stories and are the Mistresses of Ceremony at this event. They learn public speaking, professionalism and teamwork.
How are the honorees selected?
A call for nominations is sent out to the local community through the media and Girl Scout communications. A selection panel of past honorees and community leaders meets to review the nominations submitted and three women are selected based on the award’s criteria.
What is the criteria?
• Service to the community and making a difference in people’s lives
• Being a role model for girls
• Overcoming obstacles to attain goals
• Outstanding leadership qualities
• Being known as a leader in her area of expertise
What does this award mean?
Women Inspiring Girls are women who embody and personify the mission of Girl Scouts of being women of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. These luncheons provide funding for the Girl Scouts Connect Program, which every year gives 5,000 local girls the chance to become Girl Scouts, learn values and practical life skills, and realize their full potential.
Do you know someone who would make a fantastic honoree? Nominate them the the upcoming Kern County Women Inspiring Girls Awards Luncheon on October 16, 2015. The nomination form can be found here. Deadline for nominations is May 18, 2015.
Past Women Inspiring Girls Honorees
Thank you to our Fresno Women Inspiring Girls 2014 sponsors!
For further information on the event in Fresno or Bakersfield, please contact (559) 291-5078 ext 136 or TBoothe@girlscoutsccs.org