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The Leading Ladies Awards Reception  serves as a forum for recognizing outstanding women and organizations in southern Alabama and is an important fundraising event and promotion for Girl Scouting in the southern Alabama service area

The Leading Ladies Award celebrates individuals who are making a positive impact in their professional lives and in their communities, especially when they are directing those efforts to support the advancement of girls and women.

The Leading Workplace for Women Award recognizes an organization that supports girls and women's leadership and success. Equal opportunity in the workplace helps women reach their potential and allows the community to fully benefit. 

Please see our sponsorship sheet for more information about becoming a sponsor. 


2022 Leading Ladies
Cyndy Baggett, VP of Development and Marketing, Feeding the Gulf Coast Audra Harper, Operations Manager, Harper Technologies
Ashley Davis-Biggs - Owner, Body Girl Boutique Tiffany Harris-James, Chief Executive Officer, Working with Tiffany Virtual Assistance & More
Khalilah Burton- Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Compliance, Columbia Southern University & Troop Leader Troop 8071 Cami MarloweOn-Air Personality and Promotions Director, Cumulus Broadcasting 97.5 WABD
Elizabeth Byrd, General Manager, Quincy Compressor Ashley O'BrienSenior Relationship Manager, Merrill Lynch – The Richardson Group and Owner, Lights by the Bay, LLC
Stacy CummingsPartner, Wilkins Miller Suntrease Williams-Maynard, Special Counsel, Adams & Reese and President, Maynard 4 Foundation
Evelyn DeAngeloProject Coordinator, Love Your Community/Keep Mobile Beautiful Marina Simpson, Executive Director, Baldwin County United Way
Devin FordFounder, Focus Empowers and Devin Ford Photography Azure Wells, Principal, Eichold-Mertz Magnet School
2022 Leading Workplace for Women
2022 Leading Ladies Sponsors

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2020 Leading Ladies

Leading Ladies is an important fundraising event and promotion for Girl Scouting in the southern Alabama service area. Please consider making a donation to support girls in honor of these Leading Ladies. Their names are hyperlinked to their individual fundraising pages. Thank you for your support.

Beverly Crews, GSSA Honoree   Justine Herlihy, Vice President of Resource Development, United Way of Southwest Alabama
Anitra Henderson, Director of Community Affairs, City of Mobile Commissioner Merceria Ludgood, District 1, Mobile County Commission
Representative Adline Clarke, District 97, Alabama House of Representatives Tina Poiroux, Executive Director, Southwest Mobile County Chamber
Chris Gibson, Director, Mobile United Shannon Sinsel, Troop 9847 Leader, Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama
2020 Leading Workplace for Women
2021 Leading Ladies
Morrell Baxter, Career Coach, Baldwin County Board of Education & Washington County Board of Education  Susan Brigitha, Trials Master, Austal USA
Dr. Bobbie Holt-Ragler,  Community Advocate Sarah Bumgarner, President, Junior League of Mobile
Stacy Wellborn, Owner, Wellborn Strategies, The Container Yard, Professor, Spring Hill College Amanda Gonzales, Development Director, Volunteers of America Southeast
Gayle Guthrie, Founder & Director, Stray Love Foundation Amberly Harris, Co-Owner, Nspire U!
Adriel Brown, Grammar School Principal, Bayshore Christian School Lyndsey Dixon, Manager, Wilkins Miller
Susan Shaw, President & CEO, IMMIX Strategic Sabrina Alexander, Chief Amazement Officer, Proxi Public Relations
Miriam Fry, Government Relations, Poarch Band of Creek Indians Victoria Blackmon, Gulf Coast Content Creator, Co-Owner, Cacti Palm Productions
Trista Stout-Walker, Vice President of Community Impact, United Way of Southwest Alabama  
2021 Leading Workplace for Women
2019 Leading Ladies
Kate Carver, Executive Director, Dumas Wesley Community Center     Cathy Pope, President & CEO, Feeding the Gulf Coast    
Samantha Coppels, Communications Manager, Daphne Utilities     Ann Richardson, Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management    
Carol Hunter, Director of Communications, Downtown Mobile Alliance     Monique Michele Rogers, President, H&S Management
Rhonda Lucas, Information Systems and Technology Instructor, School of Computing, University of South Alabama Ashleigh Simon, Clinical Director, The Bridge
Anne Laurie McClurkin, Shareholder, The Kullman Firm Shellie Teague
2019 Leading Workplaces for Women
Lifelines Counseling Services Feeding the Gulf Coast
Daphne Utilities  
2018 Leading Ladies
Chasity Byrd, Meteorologist, Fox10 Dr. Monica Motley, President, Alabama School of Mathematics and Science
Casi Callaway, Executive Director, Mobile Baykeeper Ashley Rich, District Attorney, Mobile County
Jill Chenoweth, President and CEO, United Way of Southwest Alabama Aimee Risser, Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama
Hayley Hill, Editor in Chief, Access Magazine Elizabeth Stevens, President and CEO, Downtown Mobile Alliance
Ruby McCullough, Co-Founder & Vice President, Thriveway Consulting Chandra Brown Stewart, Executive Director, Lifelines Counseling Services



For more information on the Leading Ladies Reception, how to sponsor, or how to nominate a Leading Lady, contact Chief Development Officer, Alicia Schneider.