The YWCA Darien/Norwalk has announced the six honorees for the Women of Distinction Awards and Luncheon on June 9 at Woodway Country Club. The distinguished honorees are Kiki Karpen, Grace Lichtenstein, Lisa Joyce, Susan Daly and Jeanne Marconi. Katie Grozier will be honored as a Young Woman of Distinction, recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of a woman under 21 years of age.

The Women of Distinction Award is bestowed in recognition of the outstanding achievements of a select group of women. Local residents and business owners nominate women whose significant and unique contributions have made a difference in the Darien and Norwalk communities.

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The YWCA Darien/Norwalk Women of Distinction Nominations Committee reviews the nominations and selects the honorees.

"These six women, each in her own unique way, embody important traits embraced by the YWCA: leadership, perseverance, courage and service. They are trailblazers and we are proud to hold them up as role models for us and for our daughters," YWCA Interim Executive Director Nancy Coughlin said.

"Women frequently work behind the scenes to forge stronger families and communities," Dawn Crouch, nominating chairman, said. "We at the YWCA are grateful for the opportunity to shine a light on these women and celebrate the differences they make every single day."

Tickets for the luncheon will go on sale the first week of May and can be purchased in person at the YWCA Darien/Norwalk office at 49 Old Kings Highway North in Darien, by calling 203-655-2535 or visiting www.ywcadariennorwalk.org. To reserve a table, or for more information about event sponsorship, contact Kristin Calve at 203-722-1188 or kristincalve@gmail.com.