During the 2013 Girls Scouts of Citrus Council, 16th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Gala Sixty-nine women were nominated in five different categories.
Visionary (Courage) Award
This award is presented to the woman with imagination, insight and boldness. She is a social innovator and an agent of change, seeing the big picture and always thinking of others first. This leader inspired people to be better than they are by requiring core values, clear vision, empowering relationships, and innovative action.
Quote from Giorgina Pinedo-Rolón - “I am deeply honored and humbled to have been selected for this award. My parents always pushed me to set high goals in life, and to always stay positive when facing challenging situations. They also taught me that in life it is very important to also give back, teach, coach, and encourage others to do their best when they are facing some of life challenges. We need to have values, vision and empower our youth. Although I have a busy schedule, I try to volunteer in my community and mentor others whenever possible.
ABOUT WOMEN OF DISTINCTION
The Women of Distinction Awards is the Girl Scouts of Citrus' premier fundraising event. Recognized as one of Central Florida's most prestigious awards for women.
It is 16th year, the WOD Awards pays tribute to women leaders who have made extraordinary contributions in their professions and their communities. The award winners are leaders in their fields, innovators of unique programs and services and lifelong advocates for promoting equality for women and girls everywhere.
The Women of Distinction Awards honors not only excellence, but also ingenuity and the ability to overcome barriers that still exits for women. The women selected for this honor represent a diversity of professional fields, personal characteristics and life experiences.