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By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania will honor three Philadelphia women on Tuesday as part of their Woman’s History Month celebration.

Every year, the Girl Scouts “Take the Lead” to celebrate the area’s most distinguished women leaders.

“It honors women who have taken action in their every day lives to make the world a better place,” GSEP spokeswoman Kim Fraites-Dow says.

She says that for more than 100 years the Girls Scouts has been dedicated to creating an environment that encourages girls to lead.  She says highlighting examples of women who exemplify the mission gives the girls role models and also gives them the opportunity to step up.

“The program is totally girl-run and girl-led, from the emcee, the presenters — they are all girls,” Fraites-Dow says.

Romona Riscoe Benson, Manager of Corporate Relations for PECO (Past President and CEO, African American Museum in Philadelphia), Joan Carter, President of UM Holdings, Ltd. (Formerly the first female President of The Union League of Philadelphia) and Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake, President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, are the honorees.

The event takes place at the Belleuve Hotel in center city.

For more information, go to www.gsep.org.

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