DARIEN, Conn. -- The YWCA of Darien/Norwalk will honor six honorees during the 5th annual Women of Distinction Awards and Luncheon on May 29.
The six honorees are Jenny Schwartz, Mary Genco, Rhonda Kiest, Patricia Phillips, Dr. Maryann Lehmann, and Sloane Bessey, who will be honored as a Young Woman of Distinction. The fifth Annual Women of Distinction Awards and Luncheon is set for May 29 at Woodway Country Club.
The Women of Distinction Award is bestowed in recognition of the outstanding achievements of a select group of women. Local residents and business owners nominated the women "whose significant and unique contributions have made a difference in the Darien and Norwalk communities," according to a press release.
“These six women, each in her own unique way, embody important traits embraced by the YWCA: leadership, perseverance, courage and service. They are trailblazers and we are proud to hold them up as role models for us and for our daughters," said YWCA Interim Executive Director Julie Forsyth.
"Women frequently work behind the scenes to forge stronger families and communities," said MariLu Cleary, Event Chair. "We at the YWCA are grateful for the opportunity to shine a light on these women and celebrate the differences they make every single day.”
William Raveis Real Estate, Darien Rowayton Bank and Darien Times are sponsoring the Women of Distinction Luncheon.
Tickets for the luncheon will go on sale the first week of May and can be purchased in person at the YWCA Darien/Norwalk office at 49 Old Kings Highway North in Darien, by calling 203-655-2535 or by visiting the YWCA Darien/Norwalk website .
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