Women Inspiring Girls

Women Inspiring Girls Awards Luncheon 2014, Fresno

Every year, Girl Scouts of Central California South looks to honor three trailblazing women for making a difference in their community and being wonderful role models for girls today. The 2014 Women Inspiring Girls Awards Luncheon will be on Friday, April 25th at Roger Rocka’s in Fresno. Proceeds from this luncheon benefit the Girl Scouts Connect Program.

Guests are encouraged to wear their big, flamboyant hats to get into the spirit of the event’s whimsical “Girl Scouts in a Land of Wonder” theme.

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The honorees for Fresno Women Inspiring Girls for 2014 are:

Susie Bartlett, past Girl Scout Council Board Chair and active volunteer/philanthropist
Beth Dooley, President of the Educational Employees Credit Union
Dora Celia Westerlund, President/CEO of the Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation/Downtown Business Hub


Friday, April 25, 2014

Roger Rocka’s
1226 N Wishon Ave, Fresno


Online ticket sales are closed. Tickets will be available at the door.

We invite you to be a sponsor for our Women Inspiring Girls Luncheons, held in April in Fresno, and October in Bakersfield. Please find our  sponsorship levels and fill out the sponsorship form.

Thank you to our sponsors!


I Can’t Wait Sponsor:


Discover Sponsor:


Connect Sponsor:
Heald College

Jewelry Sponsor

Presenting Sponsors:
Wells Fargo
leon s peters foundation CREATED FOR WTD

Media Sponsors:
Univision 21


For further information on the event in Fresno, please contact (559) 291-5078 ext 115 or info@girlscoutsccs.org

For the Bakersfield event, please contact (661) 327-1409 ext. 204 or pmann@girlscoutsccs.org


Women Inspiring Girls Awards Luncheon, Bakersfield!

On Friday, October 3, 2014 we will recognize and honor three dynamic women from the Bakersfield community, in their professions, and as role models for girls.

Nominate your Inspiring Woman in Kern County
We want YOUR nominations! Think you know a woman who is a role model for young girls everywhere and has made a difference in her community? Nominate her to be honored at the Women Inspiring Girls Luncheon. Nomination forms can be found here.


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

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