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Arlington to Honor 2013 ‘Women of Vision’

by ARLnow.com | March 4, 2013 at 12:15 pm | 1,219 views | 15 Comments

Arlington County will honor its 2013 Women of Vision award winners on Thursday.

Four women were selected to receive the annual award this year. Among them:

  • Dr. Katharine Panfil — Former APS educator and principal of Key and Randolph Elementary schools, now retired.
  • Denise Hart — Co-founder, The Leadership Foundry, which promotes the goal of more women serving on corporate boards in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • Linda Denny — Former executive of for-profit and not-for-profit companies. Now a consultant and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Women’s History Museum.
  • Angela Guzman — Director of Fundraising and Constituent Relations at Integrated Direct Marketing. She has also chaired a women’s health organization and helped launch a scholarship program.

“Each year, the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women honors women recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to improving the lives and opportunities for Arlington residents, especially women,” the county said in a press release. “The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) works to advance initiatives and policies that empower women and serves as a community advocate and resource on the social and economic interests of all Arlington women. The CSW is an Arlington County Board advisory group and members are appointed by the County Board.”

The Women of Vision ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (4301 Wilson Blvd) in Ballston. Tickets are not required but a $25 donation to the Commission on the Status of Women.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Anna Maynard at amaynard@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-7096.

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  • SomeGuy

    Props to these ladies on their contributions. However, I’m saving my $25 donation for when the county board appoints members to a “Commission on the Status of Men” and honors the local “Men of Vision” with a ceremony. Gender neutral initiatives would be even better.

    • novasteve

      This award is an equal protection violation. There’s no important government interest being served by not having a similar award for men, or just having a gender neutral one.

    • jackson

      Thanks for making the comment that this post was going to get and getting it out of the way. Maybe it won’t be repeated 100 times now.

      • novasteve

        Yes, equal protection violations don’t matter if it’s politically correct. So only one complaint about it, no more.

        • wilson

          You’re just mad someone took the words out of your mouth.

          • novasteve

            Wrong I posted it first, It didn’t get approved until later. Look at my comment below, it’s older than the ones above.

          • Louise

            Now THAT is the statement of a mature, balanced adult.

      • Some Guy

        Props to these ladies on their contributions. However, I’m saving my
        $25 donation for when the county board appoints members to a “Commission
        on the Status of Men” and honors the local “Men of Vision” with a
        ceremony. Gender neutral initiatives would be even better.

        • jackson

          97 to go.

      • QTR

        Props to these ladies on their contributions. However, I’m saving my
        $25 donation for when the county board appoints members to a “Commission
        on the Status of Men” and honors the local “Men of Vision” with a
        ceremony. Gender neutral initiatives would be even better.

  • Mike

    I am just surprised that none of these “women of vision” are eye doctors.

  • Irv

    Sorry, I already gave my $25 donation last month for Arlington’s African-American of Vision ceremony.

  • flux

    So the event is at 11:00pm?

  • A Real Attorney

    Nova should not be complaining because the “Vision” portion wholly disqualifies him from any chance of winning.

    • novasteve

      Would you care to, as a “real” attorney, like to give your equal protection intermediate scrutiny discussion about why this gender based distinction is permissible? Or will you just personally attack me?

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