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Girl Scouts honor two local women entrepreneurs

Girl Scouts of Western New York will recognize two local women for their leadership in their careers at the agency’s annual Women of Distinction Dinner & Awards Ceremony in September.

Linda Clark M.D. and Lori Van Dusen will join seven other Western New York women as 2019 Women of Distinction honorees. Clark is a doctor of preventive medicine and occupational medicine and founder and CEO of Clark Occupational Medicine Services. Van Dusen is founder and CEO of LVW Advisors.

“Our 2019 women of Distinction honorees exemplify the meaning of extraordinary leadership both personally and professionally with a strong commitment to making our world a better place,” Girl Scouts CEO Alison Wilcox said in a statement. “Each of the 2019 honorees serve as inspiration for the type of phenomenal leaders that girls and young women can grow to become.”

The honorees were nominated by members of the community for their demonstrated leadership in their careers and in their communities through public service. The women are considered role models for all girls, and in accepting the award they commit to mentoring the young women involved with the Women of Distinction event.

The program is part of the nationwide Girl Scouts of the USA program and is designed to recognize the achievements of women, provide mentoring opportunities for older Girl Scouts and fund local Girl Scout educational opportunities and programs for girls aged 5 to 17.

The Women of Distinction event will be held Sept. 26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Buffalo. Proceeds from the event will benefit programming for girls throughout Western New York.

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