We are the “Ladies Leading Right” – a group of dynamic women volunteers focused on building a stronger community in Cape Coral and throughout Lee County.  The Ladies Leading Right launched In 2016, and we have been busy ever since.

The idea for Women of Distinction came from our President, Missi Lastra, and her desire to acknowledge all the amazing women who live, work and play in our community.  In 2017, a group of women came together and formed the committee to plan and execute our first Women of Distinction Gala.


We are now working on our 4th annual event.  Each year, we strive to recognize more of the amazing women that we are privileged to have in our community. Hometown Heroes, Educators, Elected Officials, Trailblazers, and those women with a Legacy of Leadership are just some of the women we are proud to know.


Do you know a woman in Lee County who you think deserves the title of Woman of Distinction?  Please nominate her.  We’ve made it even easier this year.  Just click on the link to nominate her and give us one paragraph on why she deserves this recognition.  Then plan to join us on Friday, July 31st for the exciting event where we crown 6 Women of Distinction and the Woman of the Year!