Each year, the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio honors exceptional women who are paving the way for future girl leaders. These women give hope and inspiration to girls through their achievements and passion for our community.
Crystal L. Kendrick, president of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati, was selected as a 2016 Woman of Distinction. She was recognized for her leadership in the arts and sciences, and promoting and advocating for the advancement and recognition of women in these careers. She is a role model, mentor and has demonstrated leadership success in S.T.E.A.M.
Crystal was specifically recognized for her impact on the lives of girls and women through social media. She has an extensive social media network and uses her online influence to educate, recognize and create opportunities for girls and women in the region. In her speech to the girl scouts in attendance, she reminded the young ladies of the importance of having good friends and allowing themselves to be loved.
Four other women were also selected for this incredible honor in 2016:
- Julia A. Heath, Ph.D. – University of Cincinnati
- Nancy Strassel – Red Bike
- Mary Miller – JANCOA
- Linda Holterhoff – Keep Cincinnati Beautiful
The five ladies were recognized at a reception on March 15, 2016, at the Queen City Club in Cincinnati, Ohio. More than 300 persons were in attendance. The photo gallery confirms that a good time was had by all!