Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast will be honoring seven local women at the Girl Scout Famous Formers Luncheon on Thursday, November 29 at Hilton Norfolk The Main. The honorees are leaders in their field who serve as role models for girls today—the future leaders of tomorrow. Everyone is invited to attend the Girl Scout Famous Formers Luncheon to honor these influential women, meet like-minded professionals and connect with Girl Scouts, the premier leadership organization for girls.
This year’s Girl Scout Famous Formers honorees are:
Stephanie Adams, dean of Old Dominion University’s Batten College of Engineering and Technology
Kim Curtis, CEO/president of Tidewater Homefunding
Michelle Ferebee, computer engineer at NASA Langley Research Center
Daun Sessoms Hester, City of Norfolk treasurer
Vicki Kearn, executive editor of mathematics and computer sciences at Princeton University Press
Lisa Schulz, director of operational logistics with the U.S. Coast Guard
Charity Volman, market president and commercial division sales team manager with SunTrust Bank
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast will also be honoring a 2018 Future Famous Former. Sarah Buck, public affairs manager at Cox Communications is this year’s honoree.
Jennifer Boykin, executive vice president of Huntington Ingalls Industries and president of Newport News shipyard will be this year’s keynote speaker. Boykins is the first woman to serve as president of the Newport News shipyard where she is responsible for more than 20,000 shipbuilders who design, build and maintain the world’s most complex ships. She is committed to workforce development and is a strong advocate for science, technology, engineering and math programs.
Tickets are $40 until October 21, and $50 after. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gsccc.org. For more information, call 757-547-4405.
This event is sponsored by Strategic Solutions by Trish LLC., Newport News Shipbuilding, WHRO, Coastal Virginia Magazine, Tidewater Women and Inside Business.
About Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, a United Way agency, serves nearly 11,000 girls in grades K through 12 with the help of nearly 5,000 adult volunteers in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Girl Scouts offers a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, unleashing the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in every girl. Since 1912, Girl Scouts has been building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.gsccc.org or call 1-800-77SCOUT.
Photo caption: From left to right: Daun Sessoms Hester, Sarah Buck,
Lisa Schulz, Charity Volman, Vickie Kearn, Stephanie Adams