Girl Scouts Names Elianne Ramos Distinguished Woman of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACTS:

Danita Terry,
Director of Communications
Girls Scouts of Central MD
410.358.9711
terry@gscm.org

Elianne Ramos
Speak Hispanic
646.932.7752
eramos@elianneramos.com

Girl Scouts Names Elianne Ramos Distinguished Woman of the Year

Five business women to be honored at 35th annual Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration on April 23, 2015 

Baltimore, MD (February 23, 2015) – Speak Hispanic, a woman-owned, socially conscious communications company, is pleased to announce that its Principal, Elianne Ramos, has just been named a Girl Scouts’ 2015 Distinguished Woman of the Year. The announcement was made earlier this week by Girl Scouts of Central Maryland (GSCM), the official local council for the Girl Scouts organization, the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. The awards will be presented to five area businesswomen for their exemplary civic and professional achievements, at a ceremony taking place on April 23 at the Baltimore Country Club.

The 2015 Distinguished Women Honorees are:  

Karen Evans, Vice President at The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. She is responsible for 25 project managers, project engineers, and superintendents. She is also a Board member of the ACE Mentor program and has been a project team leader to high school students for several years.

Georgette Kiser, Managing Director and Chief Information Officer at The Carlyle Group. She is responsible for leading the firm’s global information technology group.

Janese Murray, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for Exelon Corporation where she is responsible for leading a team in the development and execution of effective strategies to increase workforce diversity and create an inclusive environment.

Mary Ann Scully, President and Chief Executive Officer of Howard Bank. She is a lifelong banker with over 30 years of varied executive experiences in the Maryland marketplace.

Elianne Ramos, Principal and CEO for Speak Hispanic and Founder of Border Kids Relief Project. Known online as @ERGeekGoddess, she is a nationally recognized social entrepreneur and Latino community advocate.

At the ceremony, GSCM will also be giving a special recognition to the senior Senator from the State of Maryland, the Honorable Barbara Ann Mikulski. Past Distinguished Women honorees have included: Sr. Helen Amos, RSN; The Honorable Lynne Battaglia; C. Sylvia Brown; Ethel Ennis, Bea Gaddy; Nancy Grasmick; Erin Moriarity; The Honorable Irma Raker; Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake; Melanie Sabelhaus; and Pam Shriver.

In addition to the awards, the Distinguished Women’s Award program provides five high school Girl Scouts an opportunity to spend a day with one of the honorees. The experience allows them to discover new fields, gain insights, learn about corporate culture and leadership as they consider their own career paths.

The Distinguished Women’s Awards event is open to the public; for tickets, sponsorships or general information, contact Berit Killingstad, Major Gifts Officer, Girls Scouts of Central Maryland, at bkillingstad@gscm.org.

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ABOUT GIRLS SCOUTS OF CENTRAL MARYLAND
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland provides leadership programming for nearly 25,000 girls in central Maryland residing in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties. For more information about the Distinguished Women awards, visit http://gscm.org/for-donors/distinguished-women-award/. For more information about the programs GSCM offers visit gscm.org; follow them on Twitter, and like them on Facebook.

ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.6 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouting is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization strives to serve girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girls Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.

ABOUT ELIANNE RAMOS
Elianne is the Principal and CEO of Speak Hispanic Communications and Founder of the Border Kids Relief Project. Known online as @ERGeekGoddess, she is an award-winning, nationally recognized social entrepreneur and Latino community advocate. She is considered one of the most influential Latinas in social media. Elianne lends her broad expertise to projects that raise civic awareness and participation. She hosts and produces a weekly Google+ show, and for years has hosted Twitter chats on Latin@s, politics, and social justice issues.

ABOUT SPEAK HISPANIC
Speak Hispanic Communications is a 100% virtual, woman-owned and run, socially-conscious company on a mission to help non-profits bridge the gap between awareness and action, in the Latino market and beyond. We believe in the power and potential of online tools to create, support, and sustain individual and group social and civic engagement. We operate at the crux of commitment, community and social activism, helping to build awareness about the organizations, causes and initiatives that share our passion, vision and values.

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