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Fort Worth Leaders to Receive Honors for Inspiring Girls

Women of Distinction 2020 event - Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Coyote Drive In Fort Worth

Fort Worth, TX—Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains will celebrate six exceptional women and one exceptional man at the annual Women of Distinction event in September. These 2020 Women of Distinction award recipients have made significant contributions in key areas and serve as role models to the next generation of female leaders:

Discover Award Honorees
Kalisha Holland | Director Systems & Support, BNSF Railway
Dr. Elvia Espino | Public Affairs Manager, Atmos Energy & Mom-on-a-Mission

Connect Award Honorees
Dr. Faye Beaulieu | Senior Vice President Community Investment, United Way of Tarrant County
Carolann Morris | Vice President, Pinnacle Bank

Take Action Honoree
Cathy Neece Brown | Vice President of Development, James L. West Center for Dementia Care

Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree
Jody Piper | Founding Member, Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains Alum Association

“Man Enough to be a Girl Scout” Honoree
Jeff Salavarria | Senior Vice President, Frost Bank

The honorees, who are selected by a volunteer committee and represent a cross-section of the Fort Worth community, will be celebrated at the Women of Distinction event on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Coyote Drive In Fort Worth. The ninth annual Women of Distinction awards will feature a powerful panel of Women Who Mean Business including Dr. Monica Anderson, Author & Speaker; Diana Kapp, Journalist & Author; and Anette Soto Landeros, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President & CEO and a special appearance by NBC 5’s Deborah Ferguson.

“Women of Distinction highlights the advancements of purpose-driven women and celebrates leaders in the workplace who are role models and empower the girls we serve," said Becky Burton, CEO for Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains. "This year’s honorees join more than 35 past recipients who inspire girls to find their voices through Girl Scouts."

Attendance is open to the public; reservations are requested and can be made online at

To learn more about the Fort Worth Women of Distinction event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Wendy Lee at 817.735.5315. To be in printed materials, you must reserve sponsorship with Wendy Lee at by August 21, 2020.