Girl Scouts to hold Famous Formers Luncheon

Published 10:19 pm Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast will honor seven local women at the Girl Scout Famous Formers Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Hilton Norfolk The Main.

The honorees are leaders in their field who serve as role models for girls today — the future leaders of tomorrow. Everyone is invited to attend the Girl Scout Famous Formers Luncheon to honor these influential women, meet like-minded professionals and connect with Girl Scouts, the premier leadership organization for girls.

This year’s Girl Scout Famous Formers honorees are:

  • Kathryn Godby, senior engagement manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprises
  • Janice “Jay” Johnson, community activist for Virginia Organizing
  • Joann Bautti, director of student affairs for Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Lisa Spiller, distinguished professor in the department of management and marketing at Christopher Newport University
  • Tricia Hudson, president and owner of Strategic Solutions by Tricia, LLC.
  • Bonita Harris, media and communications relations manager for Dominion Energy

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The Girl Scouts will also be honoring a Future Famous Former. Michaela Britt, store operations analyst for Dollar Tree, is this year’s honoree.

In addition, for the first time this year, GSCCC will be honoring a company with The Corporate G.I.R.L. Champion of the Year award during the luncheon. The honor is given to a company that has made efforts to better the environment in its community, made efforts toward gender parity in STEM fields, made efforts to provide their employees learning, training and education opportunities to continue to hone its employees’ skills, and made efforts to recruit and retain women in leadership roles. TowneBank will receive the award this year. TowneBank has been a strong supporter of Girl Scouts for nearly a decade and has sponsored many events, including the 100th anniversary celebration of the Girl Scout Cookie Program and previous Famous Formers luncheons.

At the luncheon, guests will hear from Dr. Patricia Turner of The Norfolk 17, the first group of African American students to integrate into Norfolk Public Schools. Dr. Turner, a Girl Scout alum, will share how her life-altering experiences in her youth made her the G.I.R.L. champion she is today.

Tickets are $41.50 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at For more information, call 547-4405.