Phyllis Stibler honored with women’s leadership award

MANCHESTER – The Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America, held the second annual Women’s Leadership Reception to recognize some remarkable women for their commitment to youth character and citizenship development. The event was held on Nov. 1 at Camp Carpenter in Manchester.

Phyllis Stibler, founder of Stibler Associates, LLC in Bedford, was presented with the 2017 Granite State Outstanding Women’s Leadership Award for her passion and commitment in serving the community. During her 45-year career, Stibler has helped hundreds of businesses and nonprofits develop environments that enhance productivity and effectiveness. She has also volunteered countless hours for many nonprofits, including youth serving organizations such as the YMCA and the Girl Scouts.

The Daniel Webster Council produces the reception to highlight the role of women in the Scouting program. In New Hampshire, 1,800 women are registered Scout leaders and more than half of the youth participants in the Scouts’ “Venturing” leadership development program are young women.

In addition to presenting the Granite State Outstanding Leadership Award at the reception, Golden Doe awards were bestowed for excellence in Scouting. Forty-seven women were selected for going above and beyond in supporting their respective programs.

“Many people don’t realize that women are integral to the success of Scouting in New Hampshire,” said Elizabeth Stodolski, Daniel Webster Council board member and event co-chair. “The Golden Doe Award elevates awareness of the many contributions women make to the individual Scouting units across the state.”

There was strong community support for the event with close to 200 guests in attendance and local businesses represented. Leadership sponsors included St. Mary’s Bank and Stibler Associates, LLC; JPA Management, LLC was a patron sponsor; Benefactors were Creative Office Pavilion and Lavallee Brensigner Architects; and the media sponsor was Talient Action Group. Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Director of Community Health, Mary Ann Aldrich, presented the key note address.

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