United Way CEO Keisha Browder Selected As 2021 Girl Scout Woman of Distinction

Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast Celebrates 2021 Women of Distinction

Ventura, CA (April 22, 2021) - Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast honors key individuals who drive lasting change in the Girl Scout organization and beyond. Breaking Barriers to Build Change: Featuring Women of Distinction and Annual Awards will recognize community leaders that advocate for girls at all levels, create opportunities for young female leaders, act as exemplary role models, and help provide girls the skills to be successful in their professional and personal lives. 

On Thursday, May 20, Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast will honor these distinguished individuals for their accomplishments, community leadership, and commitment to make a positive difference. This virtual event brings together and recognizes purpose-driven leaders who, like Girl Scouts, are always ready and willing to serve their communities and pave the way towards a brighter future. 

The 2021 Women of Distinction recognizes six women who have made significant contributions in one or more of the key focus areas for Girl Scouts success: Healthy Living, Financial Empowerment, S.T.E.M., Leadership, and Community Responsibility. As determined by the Girl Scout Research Institute, girls who have positive influences in these areas are more likely to gain essential skills and find success even beyond their years in Girl Scouts. 

Keisha Browder, CEO - United Way of Santa Cruz County

 Keisha Browder -
 CEO, United Way of Santa Cruz     County

Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast announce Keisha Browder as a 2021 Woman of Distinction. Keisha's Girl Scout journey began as a 3rd grader and continued throughout her professional career, serving in senior leadership roles with various Girl Scout Councils throughout the United States. Keisha earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest service award for girls, and serves on the Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast Board of Directors. Keisha is being recognized as a courageous diversity, equity, and inclusion advocate - you can learn more on the Breaking Barriers to Build Change website

Additional honorees include Assistant Chief Denise Shadinger, Michelle Yee, Dr. Amy Fleischer, Karey Muller, and Erika Sintingo. The Women of Distinction honorees represent public servants, engineers, working professionals, community advocates, dedicated volunteers, and much more. Girl Scouts is grateful for their dedication to the success of all girls and the value they bring to the organization.