Ronda Walker, Vice Chairman, Montgomery County Commission
The Leading Ladies Awards Brunch 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 girl and women's leadership and success. Equal opportunity in the workplace helps women reach their potential and allows the community to fully benefit.
Major General Gordon assumed her duties as the Adjutant General of Alabama, August 1, 2017. As Adjutant General, she advises the Governor on military affairs and commands the Alabama Army and Air National Guard and its more than 12,300 citizen Soldiers and Airmen. During her many years of service, MG Gordon has been decorated with many awards, including the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters and other various federal and state awards. MG Gordon made history in 2009 when she became the Alabama National Guard’s first female general officer. She was promoted to Major General in 2011. MG Gordon’s priority is ensuring that soldiers and airmen are prepared with the proper training and equipment to be ready for anything. She is also a proponent of young women entering the National Guard, encouraging them to always behave in a professional manner.
River Region Dermatology was founded by Dr. Porcia Bradford Love in 2016. The practice employs fifteen medical professionals, all of whom are women. Due to a shortage of dermatologists in the area, Dr. Love decided to start her practice here in her hometown. Inspired by a true servant’s heart, Dr. Love infused this leadership component into the practice and encourages all her employees to give back on a regular basis. The practice works with many other non-profits in the community by providing free medical services to those without insurance. In addition, Dr. Love and her staff are serving as mentors and training medical students and resident physicians. When the women of the practice aren’t busy seeing patients, you will see them in the community involved in Junior League, the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce and serving on various non-profit boards.
For more information on the Leading Ladies Brunch, how to sponsor, or how to nominate a Leading Lady, contact Chief Development Officer, Alicia Schneider.