Let's Award the Girls

By: Nikki W.

The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders is honoring some pretty impressive women at their annual meeting. They call the awards Women of Distinction and use the recognition to “pay tribute to women leaders who have made extraordinary contributions in their professions or their communities. The award winners are leaders in their fields, innovators of unique programs and services, and lifelong advocates for promoting equity for women and girls everywhere.”

Here are this year’s Women of Distinction:

  • Connie Chung, news broadcaster and journalist
  • Marsha A. Guenzler-Stevens, director of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union — Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland
  • Swanee Hunt, Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she founded and formerly directed the Women and Public Policy Program
  • Lisa P. Jackson, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Natalie Randolph, the first female head football coach in Washington, D.C. (at Calvin Coolidge Senior High School)

What would we look for in choosing Girls of Distinction to honor? How can we find them? What kind of award should they receive?

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