Sunday, June 23, 2024

Girl Scouts of Louisiana recognizes NWLA area Women of Distinction

by BIZ Magazine

Each year, Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf recognizes a class of local women who exemplify the Girl Scout Mission- to build girls of courage, confidence, and character.

The idea behind the Women of Distinction event was simple: create a platform to elevate local women who excel in their local communities. The ultimate goal being that local girls would be given role models to look up to who are making an impact right next door.

These women are chosen through a public nomination and committee selection process. The class boasts women of varying age and career field- these women are elevated as role models for local Girl Scouts and youth alike.

The Shreveport Women of Distinction class includes the following exemplary women:

  • Dr. Markey W. Pierre, LSU Health Shreveport
  • Jeannette Sibley, Keller Williams Realty NWLA
  • Erica McCain, Dress for Success Shreveport-Bossier
  • Lynn Stevens, Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana
  • Carolyn J. Henderson, Shreveport Fire Department
  • Dr. Jayda Spillers, Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College
  • Dr. Julie Lessiter, LSU Shreveport

While this event was established to recognize local women, Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf did not want to overlook the value that men in our community bring to Girl Scouting. Therefore, at each of our events, we honor one ‘Man Enough to be a Girl Scout’. This man is elected through the same rigorous nomination process and is chosen based on how closely his community impact reflects the Girl Scout mission. This year’s ‘Man Enough to be a Girl Scout’ Shreveport award will go to Jeremy Burge, COO of Louisiana Truck Stop and Gaming Administration.

The Shreveport Women of Distinction event will take place on Thursday, July 27th, 2023. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit here.

Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf will be holding a second Women of Distinction event in Lafayette, LA on Tuesday, July 25th, 2023. For a full list of women from both events, visit

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