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Leading Ladies and Leading Workplace for Women Honored at Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama Fundraising Event

Montgomery, AL — Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama (GSSA) held its eighth annual
Leading Ladies Awards Brunch on, Tuesday, June 18. The Leading Ladies awards recognize
outstanding women who are making an impact in their community, as well as organizations that
are advancing women in the workforce. Leading Ladies also serves as an important fundraising
event for GSSA to continue to offer programming for the next generation of female leaders.

This year GSSA recognized six outstanding women: Stephanie Bryan, Tribal Chair and CEO for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians; Lindsay Cline, Gulf Coast Workforce Lead for the United States Navy’s Submarine Industrial Base; Allison Ingram, Of Counsel with Ball, Ball, Matthews
& Novak; Marché Johnson, Montgomery City Councilor, District 3; Azzie Oliver, Chief Deputy District Attorney for Montgomery County; Amanda Salazar, Vice President, Communications &
Membership for Manufacture Alabama.

Associate Justice, Sarah H. Stewart, of the Alabama Supreme Court, gave the keynote address,
referencing the Girl Scout Law to highlight the values that are central to the Girl Scout Mission.

Stephanie Bryan was named the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama 2024 Leading Lady. In 2014, Chair Bryan became the first woman elected to serve as the Tribal Chair and CEO of the Poarch
Band of Creek Indians. She is deeply committed to providing quality healthcare, education, and employment opportunities to Poarch Tribal members, as well as citizens of the larger Atmore community.

In her remarks, Chair Bryan generously issued a donation matching challenge in support of GSSA. All donations made to Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama using THIS LINK will be matched up to $25,000! Christina D. Crow, partner in JinksCrow Trial Lawyers, was inspired by Chair Bryan’s gift to also match donations – quadrupling the potential impact. Individuals are encouraged to take advantage of this amazing opportunity to double your investment in Girl Scouting before it ends at 5 p.m. Friday June 21, 2024.

GSSA named exploreMedia as the Leading Workplace for Women Award recipient for 2024. exploreMedia is female-owned and boasts a 100-percent female team. Lead by Founder, Pam Mashburn, these women work together to deliver a comprehensive suite of solutions—including
digital marketing, graphic design, website development, social media management, media consulting and more—to meet clients’ diverse needs.

Sponsors for the Leading Ladies event included: BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama, Publix,
Trustmark Bank, and Bacheler Technologies.

Girl Scout Junior, Ruby B., grew all the flowers with the help of her mom and Troop
Coordinator, Robin Simms of Ruva Roots.

To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutssa.org.

Contact:

Kristin Hellmich
communicationsinfo@pci-nsn.gov
(251) 359-8554

About the Poarch Band of Creek Indians:

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized tribe in Alabama. From hospitality to aerospace, we continue to operate in a variety of industries across the World. Read more about our Tribe here.

About the Girl Scouts of South Alabama:

Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs in 30 counties in southern Alabama, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges— whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. To join us, volunteer, reconnect or donate, visit girlscoutssa.org.

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