The Girl Scouts of Western New York will hold its Women of Distinction Leadership Breakfast on Friday September 19 at 8 AM at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center (123 East Main Street in Rochester). Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, an impassioned believer in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and former professor of mechanical engineering at Yale will speak about the importance of STEM and how science can be fun for children and adults of all ages. Women of Distinction is the Girl Scouts of Western New York’s signature fundraising event; it honors women throughout Western New York for their strength in character, dedication to community service, and commitment to mentoring and encouraging girls and young women. The cost of the breakfast is $40 (student rate: $30). Purchase tickets via the Girl Scouts’ website,www.gswny.org.