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2021 Women of Distinction

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Aloha and welcome to the 2021 Women of Distinction virtual recognition event. As we celebrate 104 years of delivering leadership development programs to girls in Hawai`i, we salute the leaders in our community who have helped to make a difference during a challenging year:

Dr. Jill Hoggard Green, President and CEO, The Queen’s Health Systems

Sherry Menor McNamara, President & CEO, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

In addition to our two Women of Distinction, Girl Scouts of Hawai`i will also honor:

Dr. Mark Mugiishi, President and CEO HMSA

along with his Senior Executive team for their work in mentoring and advancing women in the workplace and for their outstanding community service.

We look toward the future with the vision and commitment of these role models, who along with our dedicated volunteers and council team members, provide young girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem.

GIRL SCOUTS at HOME – Meeting the challenge of a pandemic Girl Scouts of Hawai`i (GSH) met the unique challenges brought forth by the pandemic through our new virtual program, Girl Scouts at Home. We ensure that girls had access to quality educational programming, increased time in a social setting, and the tools to understand and thrive in the pandemic.

Within one week of the initial stay-at-home order, we launched Girl Scouts at Home. Videos and live webinars delivered quality hands-on programming five times a week. GSH has offered over 500 virtual programs and activities since March including: Start your own Business, Photography Virtual Camp, Mechanical Engineering, Crowd Sourcing the Cure, Coding, Living our Faith in Uncertain Times, Civic Engagement and so much more. We have seen an increase of over 1000 badges over the same time period last year and Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 41 states and 11 international countries have registered for our programming proving the engagement that we have received.

Girl Scouts is the place where girls can explore, discover, and just be themselves! From adventuring outdoors or experimenting with science to saving a park or developing new skills, Girl Scouting prepares girls for a lifetime of leadership.

Thank you to our event sponsors! 

Platinum Sponsors

First Hawaiian Bank


Gold Sponsors

Bank of Hawaii

Central Pacific Bank

DTRIC Insurance Company

Hawai'i Pacific Health

Hawaiian Electric Industries 

Hawaii Medical Service Association

Island Insurance Company, Ltd.

North Hawai'i Community Hospital

R.M. Towill Corporation 

The Queen's Health Systems 


Silver Sponsors 

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.

American Savings Bank

City Mill

First Insurance Company of Hawaii Charitable Foundation

Foodland Supermarket, Ltd.

Hawaiian Electric

Hawaii Medical Assurance Association

'Iolani School

iQ 360 

Jason T. Higa 

Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.

Pulama Lana'i

Servco Foundation

UHA Health Insurance

Watanabe Ing LLP


Bronze Sponsors 


Aon Risk Services, Inc. of Hawaii

Architects Pacific, Inc.

Becker Communications

Brownlie & Lee

Commercial Plumbing, Inc

Dennis and Brenda Teranishi 

Dentons US LLP

element environmental llc


Friends of Sherry Menor McNamara




Hirata & Associates 

Lynn Babington, PhD

Ohata Chun Yuen LLP

Omnitrak Group, Inc.

Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd

Ronald N.S. Ho & Associates

The RMR Group 

Yogi Kwong Engineers, LLC