Decade of honor

A celebration to honor female leaders is set to hit the DECC.

The Duluth YWCA is preparing for the 10-year anniversary of its Women of Distinction event at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center on Oct. 23. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., and the event gets underway at 11:45 a.m.

The Women of Distinction award recognizes women who make significant contributions to the community. Over the past 10 years, 30 women have been honored as Women of Distinction, and six local women have been honored as emerging leaders.

Honorees this year: Ann Busche, St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services; Mary Lu Larsen, CHUM; and Tina Olson, Mending the Sacred Hoop. The emerging leader is Kate Horvath, the Duluth Playhouse.