Aimbridge Hospitality Executive Opens Nominations for Cinderella to Ceo™awards on Carnival Dream CEO

Nation-Wide Call for Award Nominations Now Open for Women Who Transform, Inspire & Empower

USA, Dallas, Texas. March 13, 2019

Nominations for the Cinderella to CEO™ Awards opened in the Port of New Orleans with a launch party on Carnival DREAM on Sunday, February 10th with Natalie White, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality, serving as co-host of the event with Carnival Cruise Line, Chase Bank and Broussard Global.

"The best advice I received when climbing up the corporate ladder is to always reach back and pull another woman up with you. Nominating deserving women for these awards is a great way to lift up other women," said Ms. White. Celebrating women who have broken through barriers, The Cinderella to CEO Awards encourage women who have transformed a community, business or industry to nominate themselves and others for the inaugural awards.

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, a member of the nominating committee for Cinderella to CEO Awards and founder of Carnival's internal women's program "AspiringWomen," added "these new, breakthrough awards are inspired by the book From Cinderella to CEO, and the classic fairy tales we all know."

Other members of the Cinderella to CEO nominating committee include Samantha Saperstein, head of Chase Bank's Women on the Move and Judy Hendrick, Executive Vice President and CFO of Aimbridge Hospitality and founder of the company's WLEAD leadership program for women.

The organizers of the Cinderella to CEO Awards are encouraging everyone throughout the U.S. to nominate women with real-life, transformational stories who are changing the world for the better.

Beginning February 10th at 12 noon CST, nominations can be submitted on the website: cinderellaceoawards.com - To enter, an Entrant must either 1) submit information, or 2) be nominated by a third party at http://www.cinderellaceoawards.com/nominate/. All entries must be received by May 5, 2019 at the stroke of midnight (all time zones).

"Aimbridge CFO Judy Hendrick, who founded our internal women's program WLEAD, is on the nominating committee for the Awards and our CEO and Chair Dave Johnson was instrumental in mentoring the author of the book, Cary Broussard in her writing of the book, on which the Awards are based. We look forward to encouraging hundreds of nominations in the coming months," added Ms. White. Additional stops to gather nominations currently include New Orleans, Dallas, Miami, Memphis, Nashville and New York. More stops may be added.

There is no cost to enter or nominate women for the nine, individual categories of the Cinderella to CEO Awards. Each category champions an area of transformational accomplishment and empowerment by women. However, there is a category to reward teamwork, the Hansel and Gretel Award, and men can be nominated. See all categories listed here: www.cinderellaceoawards.com

Finalists will be named in each of the nine fairy tale categories. The nine finalists, one from each category, will be flown to Manhattan for the Awards Show on August 8, 2019, and eligible for the Cinderella to CEO Grand Prize Award.

Go to http://www.cinderellatceoawards.com to nominate yourself or someone you know. Tickets for the Awards event will go on sale in April.

The names of the nine finalists will be announced by the Cinderella to CEO™ judges in New York on June 3, 2019.

Finalists' prizes include a commemorative Cinderella to CEO award, a ticket to the Cinderella to CEO Award ceremony in New York, and an assigned network of advisory coaches and mentors from the Cinderella to CEO W.A.N.D. Ambassador team. The Cinderella to CEO™ grand prize package will be announced on June 3rd.

The Cinderella to CEO Awards are inspired by the book, From Cinderella to CEO, How to Master the 10 Lessons of Fairy Tales to Transform Your Work Life, authored by Cary J. Broussard with co-writer Anita Bell, and has been translated into ten languages. Ms. Broussard, owner of Broussard Global Communications, is a New York University adjunct professor and speaker, and is recognized for her award-winning women's marketing programs and inclusive leadership work.


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MCA Group
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