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TRIUMPHANT: Celebrating Women In Leadership Awards honors six outstanding women leaders across northern Nevada and northeastern California, who are making a difference in the community and inspiring today's girls to become tomorrow's great leaders. Each honoree exemplifies extraordinary civic, professional, and/or philanthropic commitment and achievement in their industry.

The six women will be recognized in the categories which represent the focus areas of the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada:

Healthy Living
Financial Literacy
STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Environmental Leadership
Community Service

All honorees and nominees will be recognized at the 15th annual 2017 TRIUMPHANT: Celebrating Women In Leadership Awards ceremony on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. 

Past TRIUMPHANT Honorees

Congratulations to all of our amazing TRIUMPHANT Honorees over the past 13 years!

2003 – Mendy Elliot

2004 – Valerie Glenn, Patricia Tripple

2005 – Senator Bernice Mathews, Katy Simon, Karen Ross

2006 – Brigadier General Cynthia Kirkland, Miriam Shearing, Sue Wagner

2007 – Sheila Leslie, Cary Groth, Nancy Bostdorff, Evelyn Mount

2008 – Barbara Vucanovich, State Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, Jan Usher

2009 – Jennifer Satre, Lynn Atcheson, Mary Simmons, Sherri Rice

2010 – Jane Albright, LaVonne Brooks, Chris Cox, Bonnie Drinkwater

2011 – Cindy Carano, Phyllis Freyer, Dr. Trudy Larson, MD, Kathleen Sandoval

2012 – Krys Bart, Dr. Amy J. Khan, MD, Stacey Crowley, Caryn Swobe

2013 – Karen Abowd, Wendy Damonte, Mercedes de la Garza, Mary Fischer, and Laura Zander

2014 – Lynell Marie Garfield, Estela Gutierrez, Season Lapiccolo, Dee Frewert, Heather Reimer

2015 – Nathalie Atwell, Kate Marshall, Shaaron Netherton, Isabelle Rodriguez-Wilson, Dr. Lynda R. Wiest

2016 – BJ North, Britton Griffith-Douglass, Fayth Ross, Daphne D. LaPointe, Mena Spodobalski


To learn more or inquire about sponsorships, please contact Amber Aiton at or (775) 322-0642 ext. 1232.