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8th Annual Girl Scout luncheon to celebrate contributions of women in leadership, recognizes University of Houston student


Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) will recognize University of Houston student Angela Shipman during its 8th annual Success to Significance event Thursday, May 3 at the Hilton Americas (1600 Lamar St. Houston, TX 77010) from 11:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. The luncheon, which serves as the council’s signature fundraiser for Girl Scouting locally, will highlight Shipman for being selected as a 2017 National Young Woman of Distinction by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), the organization’s most prestigious honor. GSUSA selects 10 National Young Women of Distinction annually among candidates who have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award®, which represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouts.

During the event, GSSJC will also host its first-ever panel on Women in Leadership featuring:

  • Andrea Bastiani Archibald, PhD, developmental psychologist, and chief girl and family engagement officer for Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Kathryn Sanders, resources industry managing director, southwest for Accenture
  • Duy-Loan T. Le, global technology executive and board director
  • Marguerite Woung-Chapman, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc.

“It is an honor to have one of our Girl Scouts recognized as a National Young Woman of Distinction and we are excited to celebrate her during our Success to Significance event," said Mary Vitek, CEO of GSSJC. “Through Girl Scouting, girls like Angela discover their strengths and passions and use the leadership skills they learn to make a difference in our society. They become the next generation of women leaders and pave the way for other girls to follow.”

Sponsors of Success to Significance 2018 include: HEB, Insperity, John P. McGovern Foundation, LGI Homes and Comerica Bank.

Individual tickets start at $150. Table sponsorships start at $2,500. To learn more about Success to Significance or to purchase tickets or sponsorships, visit