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Thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate at the 21st Annual Women of Distinction Gala and honor Dr. Laura Thompson on December 7. It was so inspiring to see our community partners join together to celebrate the power of girls!

Be sure to check out the awesome photos of the event from Tammy Murray Photography.

Nominate the next Woman of Distinction
We invite you to be part of the 22nd Annual Women of Distinction Gala by nominating a woman of courage, confidence, and character to be our next honoree. The nominee should be a woman whose accomplishments, leadership, and community involvement make her an outstanding role model for girls.

Send us an email telling us about a woman you know who is a leader of vision and a woman who inspires others by her actions. Email your nomination by March 1 to Darcy Foerster, Community Initiatives Developer, at

Women of Distinction honorees include Eileen Skinner, Gena CanningMeredith Strang Burgess, Melissa Smith, Pamela Hurley-Moser, Betsey Timm, Brenda Garrand, Senator Olympia Snowe, Erin Hoeflinger, Dr. Sandra Featherman, Meg Baxter, Beth Newlands Campbell, Judith Magyar Isaacson, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Sara Burns, Carol Mitchell, Maddy Corson, Eleanor Baker, and Jana Lapoint.


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Thank you to our Media Partner!

Maine Women Magazine

Thank you to our Community Partners!



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