It is an honor to reprise my role as emcee at tonight’s Women of Distinction gala at the Westin Hotel in Jackson. Each year, the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi honor women leaders who are great role models in their fields of work and their community service. This year’s laureates are:
La’Verne Edney, Attorney & Mississippi College School of Law’s Distinguished Alumni Lawyer of the Year ‘18
Pelicia Hall, First Female Commissioner, Mississippi Department of Corrections
Jamie Planck Martin, Attorney and Owner, Providence Hill Farm
Deanne Mosley, Attorney and Executive Director of the Mississippi Bar Association
Sarah Bailey Thomas, First Female NFL Official
Dr. Rhea Williams-Bishop, Director of Mississippi & New Orleans Programs, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
I was honored several years ago to be a Women of Distinction laureate and am so pleased to welcome these prestigious Mississippi women as laureates this year.