Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada announced today that Linda Bridges, GSSNV Chief Communications Officer, was named a finalist in the Rising Star category of the 2020 Women of Distinction Awards presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Southern Nevada. The 20th Annual ICONIC Women of Distinction Awards will be held virtually October 7, 2020, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, and will honor 12 dynamic women with the prestigious 2020 ICONIC Women of Distinction Award. The recipient of the ‘Rising Star’ award will be announced virtually on October 28.
Bridges, a second-generation Girl Scout alumna, earned a Master of Arts degree from Webster University in St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In her role as Chief Communications Officer, Bridges leads creative strategy, development of internal and external communications, PR and media engagement, and the rollout of strategic marketing programs that further lift the Girl Scouts brand in Southern Nevada and nationwide. Bridges first moved to Las Vegas from St. Louis, Missouri in 2013 joining the leadership team of Catapult Groups, a coaching firm for CEOs, company presidents, and managing partners where she developed marketing strategy and competitive positioning in Las Vegas, Nevada; Phoenix, Arizona; and Palo Alto, California. Prior to Catapult Groups, Bridges held leadership positions with Target Corporation, Jet Aviation, and DNV-GL.
Other finalists recognized in the Rising Star category are Aesha Allums-Goins of Black Joy Consulting and Domenico D’anna of Morgan Stanley.
“We are thrilled that NAWBO Southern Nevada has nominated Linda in the ‘Rising Star’ category,” said Kimberly Trueba, CEO of Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada. “Linda has been advocating for girls in Southern Nevada for more than 4 years and she demonstrates courage, confidence, and character while mentoring girls to be Rising Stars in their own lives. She truly embodies positivity, determination, and ambition showing younger generations “what you see, you can be”.
About Women of Distinction Awards:
NAWBO Southern Nevada has hosted the Women of Distinction Awards since 1998 to celebrate the accomplishments of women. We commemorate the achievements of all our nominees at this event. The program highlights women whose excellence and dedication sets them apart in their fields and inspires success. Women are recognized in the following categories: Rising Star, Glass Ceiling, Entrepreneur of the Year, Arts/Entertainment/Media, Business/Retail/Manufacturing, Corporate/Government Services, Education, Gaming/Hospitality/Convention Services, Medical/Healthcare Services, Philanthropy/Community Service, Professional Services and Real Estate/Construction.
About Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada:
Founded on April 14, 1932 in Boulder City, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSNV) is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. GSSNV focuses on four key pillars: STEAM Education, Outdoor Experiences, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship Opportunities. GSSNV serves the four Southern-most counties in Nevada: Clark, Lincoln, Nye, & Esmeralda, as well as the Southern California counties of Inyo and San Bernardino (eastern border).
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