On Thursday October 8th, at the GSSNE
Leadership Center, we honored eight
remarkable women built of courage,
confidence, and character who are taking the lead in making the world a better place throughout their careers
in a multitude of ways. We celebrated
virtually by watching the prerecorded
event with the honorees and their
guest followed by the distribution of awards.
Leading Women of Distinction
This year's honorees included:
Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health
Kimberly Anderson, Creator, Co-Founder, PLANT CITY
Kate Brewster, Executive Director, Johnnycake Center for Hope
Angela McCalla, Newport City Council, First Ward
Sandra Pearl, President, Science & Engineering Education Development, Inc.
Carole Ann Penney, Founder, Penney Leadership, LLC
Rachel Prendergast, Owner/Operator, RaNew Salon and The Barbershop by RaNew Salon
Shannon Sullivan, COO, Women and Infants Hospital, Care New England
Our generous sponsors included Signature Sponsor Hebert Foundation through the Rhode Island Foundation; Gold Sponsor Amica Insurance; Silver Sponsors Ruggieri Family Fund and Delta Dental; Bronze Sponsors Locke Lord LLP and Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC; Supporter Sponsors Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, Inc., The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company and Women in Leadership Nexus. A special thank you to Alison Bologna from NBC 10, Holly Viphakone 2020 Gold Award Girl Scout, and our Leading Women of Distinction planning committee.
Click here to view the event recording.
If you’d like to make a donation in honor of our Leading Women of Distinction, visit gssne.org/donate!