Sheila Boyington to be Honored by Girl Scouts at Trefoil Society Luncheon
Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians to Honor Sheila Boyington at Tennessee Valley & North Georgia Region Trefoil Society Luncheon for her long-standing advocacy and efforts to orient young women into careers in science, technology, engineering and math .
Lunch will be held at the Turnbull Building at 1401 Fort St. on Thursday, September 21 at 11:30 am Tickets are $ 30 and are available for purchase at supportgirlscouts.org. Table and ticket reservations can also be made by emailing [email protected] or by phone at 800-474-1912, ext. 2007.
The Trefoil Society Luncheon is named after the shamrock pin that Girl Scouts receive that symbolizes acceptance of ethical leadership values. The Trefoil Society provides financial support to the Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians. Annual breakfasts are held in each of the three regions of the board.
“Sheila Boyington is a tireless advocate for education, women and girls,” said Lynne Fugate, CEO of Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians. “Her career is focused on developing educational technology and her community service includes national leadership in an organization promoting STEM careers for girls and women. It is a privilege to honor him at the Trefoil Society luncheon.
For 20 years, Ms Boyington, a former Girl Scout, ran Thinking Media, a Chattanooga-based educational technology company, as co-founder, CEO and President. Ms. Boyington has served Million Women Mentors, an organization dedicated to encouraging girls and women to explore STEM careers, for over six years and serves as Honorary State President, State President and Board Member in over 40 states. She is also the advisory co-chair of the Women’s Business Collaborative and chairs the WBC STEM initiative. Ms. Boyington has received numerous awards and accolades for her entrepreneurial spirit and leadership.
“Girl Scouts show girls and young women multiple paths to self-discovery, independent thinking and leadership,” said Boyington. “When I was a scout and active troop leader when my two daughters were growing up, I developed a deep respect for the organization. Being honored at Trefoil Luncheon is a lesson in humility, and I appreciate the recognition and placement among all of the women who have been honored in our region.
The Chattanooga Trefoil Lunch is sponsored by EPB and First Horizon Bank.
For those unable to attend the lunch, donations in honor of Mrs. Boyington can be sent to Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians, Attn: Philanthropy, 1567 Downtown West Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37919.