Women Inspiring Girls

Do you know a dynamic woman in Fresno County who has made a positive impact in her community, career field, or personal life? Nominate them for the 2016 Women Inspiring Girls. Download the nomination form and send it back into the Girl Scout Council by Wednesday, November 4.

The 2015 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.

Thank you to our 2015 Kern County sponsors

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Don C. & Diane S Lake Family


Become a Sponsor
When you become a sponsor of Women Inspiring Girls, you do more than inspire our local Girl Scouts to become the best version of themselves. Our sponsors and the money donated not only help but on this annual event to share with the community the amazing things women and girls can do, but also give the opportunity to thousands of girls who are unable to be Girl Scouts. Your generation donations and partnerships give girls a year of opportunities, adventure, and skills they carry with them into their adult life.

Sponsorship Levels:
I Can’t Wait Sponsor: $10,000
Global Sponsor: $5,000
Discover Sponsor: $2,500
Connect Sponsor: $1,000
Mentor Workshop Sponsor: $1,000
Take Action Sponsor: $500

Click here for a more in-depth look at the sponsors. For more information, contact Pam Mann at pmann@girlscoutsccs.org or (800) 490-5653 ext. 204

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.

WIGSpatchWomen 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.

Past Women Inspiring Girls Honorees

Click here for the past Fresno Honorees

Click here for the past Bakersfield Honorees

For further information on the event in Fresno or Bakersfield, please contact (559) 291-5078 ext 136 or TBoothe@girlscoutsccs.org

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