Friday, September 9, 2011

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Honor Two Community Leaders

The Plain Dealer, OH, reports that two Cleveland-area leaders, Girl Scouts during their childhood, were recognized Thursday at the Women of Influence luncheon sponsored by the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio.

Margot James Copeland, executive vice president of corporate diversity and philanthropy of KeyCorp, and Linda Bluso, chair of the division of business administration at Baldwin-Wallace College, were the afternoon honorees.

These women "exemplify not only leadership skills, but also inspire, motivate and give back to our community," said Daisy Alford-Smith, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of North East Ohio. The Guest speaker was Connie Lindsey, national board president of Girl Scouts of the USA.

"It was an honor to be in a room with all these accomplished women who are in positions of leadership to transform the lives of women," Lindsey said after the program.

Both honorees acknowledged the positive impact Girl Scouts had in their lives.