Girl Scouts of Central Md. announces the 2021 Distinguished Women honorees

May 27, 2021

Girl Scouts 2021 honoreesGirl Scouts of Central Maryland will honor the professional accomplishments and community contributions of their 2021 Distinguished Women honorees: Maria J. Darby, Chief Operating Officer, Keswick; Dr. Frances Draper, Publisher, Afro-American Newspapers; Cheryl Mickel, Portfolio Manager, T.Rowe Price; Dr. Kim Schatzel, President, Towson University; and Doris Zografos, President, Ease Painting and Construction, during a virtual celebration on July 22, 2021. The program begins at 6 p.m. Tickets for this annual fundraiser can be purchased at gscm.org. Proceeds from the event support leadership programs for girls in grades K-12 residing in central Maryland.

Each of the honorees exemplify the qualities that Girl Scouts hopes to instill in every girl — courage, confidence and character. To that end, five high school age Girl Scouts are selected to spend a day with an honoree to get an up-close and personal view of women’s leadership in action, an experience that helps them envision their future as leaders. On a national level, Girl Scouts serves as the pipeline for women leaders:

  • 56% of women in the 117th Congress are Girl Scout alumnae
  • 71% of current female senators are Girl Scout alumnae
  • 53% of female delegates and representatives in the House of Representatives are Girl Scout alumnae
  • Five of nine current female governors are Girl Scout alumnae
  • Every female Secretary of State in U.S. history is a Girl Scout or Girl Guide alum: Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton

In addition to WYPR, Girl Scouts is proud to have three of the Baltimore area female-led news entities as their media sponsors for this event: Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record and the Afro-American Newspapers.

For more information about Girl Scouts of Central Maryland visit: gscm.org.

Source: Girl Scouts of Central Maryland