Annual award recognizes 13 regional women for exemplary leadership and achievement; ACME Markets' Judy Spires named recipient of prestigious Juliette Gordon Low Award
MIQUON, Pa., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) announced the recipients of its 2010 Take The Lead Award, which honors some of the region's most notable women of courage, confidence and character whose leadership and achievements make the world a better place. Take The Lead honorees represent GSEP's three primary Service Center regions:
- Councilwoman-At-Large Blondell Reynolds Brown, City of Philadelphia
- Sharmain Matlock-Turner, President and CEO of Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition
- The Honorable Annette Rizzo, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
- Kim Capers, CHIP Outreach Coordinator for Capital Blue Cross
- Terry Capuano, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services and incoming Chief Operating Officer for Lehigh Valley Health Network
- Debra Frazer-Howze, Vice President of Government and External Affairs for OraSure Technologies, Inc.
- Priscilla Payne Hurd, Philanthropist, Priscilla Payne Hurd Foundation
- Dr. Joan Schork, Principal Engineering Associate for the Chief Engineer's Office at Air Products, Inc.
- The Honorable Elizabeth Ehrlich, Senior Judge (Retired), Court of Common Pleas of Berks County
- Virginia Hand, Director, Holleran Center for Community Engagement at Alvernia University
- Joni Naugle, Principal at Focused, LLC
- Elaine Stanko, Esq., Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP
- Dr. Raquel Yiengst, Interim Executive Director, Centro Hispano Daniel Torres
GSEP also named Judy Spires, president of ACME Markets, Inc. as the recipient of its 2010 Juliette Gordon Low Leadership Award, which the Council introduced three years ago to honor women of extraordinary vision and impact.
Past recipients of GSEP's Take The Lead Award include the Honorable Lynn Abraham, Margaret Chin, Nancy Conrad, Esq., Alice Gast, Anne d'Harnoncourt, Ellen Horan, Lisa Nutter and Sister Mary Scullion. All are role models who support the Girl Scouts mission of developing girls as leaders of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
This year's honorees will be recognized at three events: March 2 at the Four Seasons Hotel (Philadelphia); March 9 at the Reading Crowne Plaza (Berks County); April 29 at the Holiday Inn-Fogelsville (Lehigh Valley).
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania is the largest girl-serving organization in Pennsylvania, with more than 41,000 girl members and 14,000 adult volunteers in Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia Counties. Today, 80 percent of women in leadership and executive roles in the United States and 70 percent of U.S. Congresswomen are Girl Scout alumnae.
SOURCE Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania