Woman of Distinction

Each year, Hawai‘i Girl Scouts salute women who personally and professionally exemplify the values articulated in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Not your typical awards event, the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i Woman of Distinction dinner helps to raise needed funds, while also providing hundreds of girls with a chance to see great role models in action. Hawai`i’s girls have the opportunity to interact with the honorees as well as the community leaders who attend the dinner.

Woman of Distinction 2010

A World of Difference


The Girl Scouts of Hawai`i salutes and applauds our 2010 Woman of Distinction honorees for their commitment and dedication to the people of Hawai`i, our nation, and the world. We are also grateful to the many family-based and corporate foundations that support their inspiring leadership driven work.

Debbie Berger

Pam Omidyar

Nancy Pace

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom

5:30 p.m. Reception & Silent Auction

6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner & Program

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Kristi Cardoso at [email protected].

Woman of Distinction 2009

Foundation for Change


Judith M. Dawson
President,  Atherton Family Foundation

Irene Hirano Inouye
Trustee, The Ford Foundation
Trustee and Past Chair, The Kresge Foundation

Alana Kobayashi Pakkala
Partner and Executive Vice President, Kobayashi Group LLC
Founding Member, The GIFT Foundation of Hawaii

Kitty Sullivan Wo
Owner and Director, Sullivan Family of Companies


Woman of Distinction 2008

The 2008 Woman of Distinction Dinner honored four extraordinary entrepreneurs, whose remarkable talents, skills, and leadership abilities have played an important role in their “Journeys of Success." Watch the women discuss leadership and their own journeys with their Girl Scout interviewers.

Past Woman of Distinction Honorees

Carol Ai May
Jean Ariyoshi
Claire Asam
Joan Bickson
Mary Bitterman
Gladys A. Brandt
Mary Lou Brogan
Melinda Caroll
Vicky Cayetano
Sau Ung Loo Chan
Meredith Ching

Mary Jane Connell

Beadie Kanahele Dawson
Judith Dawson
Barbara Dew
Kathleen M. Donohoe
Bennette Evangelista
Joyce Fasi

Linda Fernandez
Julia Frolich
Veronica Zasadni Froman

Bev Gannon
Donna Goth
Patricia Hamamoto
Sibyl Heide
Pegge Hopper
Irene Hirano Inouye
Kathryn Inouye
Carole Kai

Claudia J. Kennedy
Ann Kobayashi
Constance Lau
Myrtle Lee
Roberta Wong Leung
Linda Lingle
Kathryn Lucktenberg
Dee Jay Mailer
Barrett McCandless

Sharon McPhee
Emma Aluli Meyer
Marie N. Milks
Momi Mo`okini‐Lum
Frances Mossman
Carol A. Mutter
Karen Nakamura

Anne Namba
Gretchen Neal
Ruth Ono
Alana Kobayashi Pakkala
Barbara “Bobbie” Perry
Jackie Liwai Pung
Phyllis A. Richards
Pokey Watson Richardson
Patricia F. Saiki
Catherine Shen
Andrea Simpson
Kalo Mataele Soukop
Kitty Sullivan Wo
Rell Sunn
Patricia Tam
Donna Tanoue
Jane B. Tatibouet
Ann M. Testa
Cha Thompson
Donnis Thompson
Rose Tseng
Laila Twigg‐Smith
Lynne Waihee
Jenai Sullivan Wall
Indru Watumull
Sue Wesselkamper
Nancy White
Colleen Wong

Mary Worrall
Lily Yao




Raising Voices

Keeping Hawaii Beautiful

Adults involved with Girl Scouts provided almost 118,000 hours of volunteer services in their communities last year, valued at over $2.2 million.

Members of the Girl Scouts are active, compassionate and involved citizens within their local, national and global communities.



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