Meet the Amazing 2012 Women of Distinction

May 10, 2012

Registration for the 2012 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) closes on May 16. The Women of Distinction Awards ceremony, which is held during the conference, pays tribute to women leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to their professions or communities.

Don’t miss your chance to meet this year’s six phenomenal award recipients and to listen as they address conference attendees. Register for NCCWSL today to secure your opportunity for unparalleled leadership training and to hear from these amazing women in person.

The following are two of the six outstanding women who will be honored as Women of Distinction. Stay tuned for blog posts that feature the other four honorees.

Noorjahan AkbarNoorjahan Akbar

Co-founder and Assistant Director, Young Women for Change

Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1991, Noorjahan Akbar has had the rare opportunity to receive an education, something not available to the majority of women in her country. She earned scholarships to attend two years of high school at the George School in Pennsylvania, and she is currently a sophomore at Dickinson College. She is a leading women’s activist in Afghanistan.

Alison CohenAlison Cohen

President, Alta Bicycle Share

Alison Cohen is president of Alta Bicycle Share, the only company in the world that is focused on operating urban bike-share systems. She oversaw the launches of Melbourne (Australia) Bike Share, Washington, D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare, and Boston’s Hubway and currently is leading the effort to build a 10,000-bike system in New York City.

The Barbara Fetterhoff Honorary Fund is a platinum sponsor of the 2012 NCCWSL Women of Distinction Awards ceremony and reception. AAUW of Maryland, many generous friends of Barbara’s, and AAUW donors from across the country are contributing to this fund to honor AAUW member Barbara Fetterhoff for her continuing leadership, vision, and commitment.

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