- Nov. 29, 2016
-- Christina Aldan has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the "Women Helping Women" category in the 13th
annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2016 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the awards were presented to winners last night during a dinner event attended by more than 500 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The event was broadcast on Livestream.
More than 1,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year, among others. Christina Aldan won in the "Women Helping Women" category for Women in Business.
Ms. Aldan enjoys outreach as well as corporate and small business education - offering workshops from mentorship to social media to disruptive marketing. She has been a leader at Girls in Tech, a global non-profit focused on engaging, educating and empowering women and girls passionate about technology. Christina also mentored youth through her partnership with the Girl Scouts of America where she co-created the education campaign "She's Geeky," a series of classes that allow girls between 4-16 years of age to earn badges in Computer Basics, Graphic Design and 3D Printing to Programming, Web Design, and Online Safety. She has mentees around the world; several have become TEDx speakers, award winners, and accelerator recipients. Christina helped secure a $10,000 prize for "Women in Technology" via a partnership with AT&T at their CES Developers Hackathon in 2015. She collaborates with the Las Vegas Urban League to offer training about entrepreneurship and she assisted in the implementation of a $3 million BTOP grant that created 23 public computer centers in underserved neighborhoods in Las Vegas. Additionally, in late 2015 Christina had the privilege to interview at Devoxx Morocco, including female STEM professionals and entrepreneurs from Africa, France, and The Middle East.
Christina's rare blend of experience, as a self-made entrepreninja along with her years in sustainability;
working in the education and implementation of environmentally sound projects, makes her a good mix of what the business sector seeks in today's marketplace;
a passionate, multidimensional expert, adept at handling both traditional and outside-the-
box approaches, who is able to adapt and pivot on the fly. Standing on the shoulders of those who have mentored her, Christina uses her charisma and expertise to inspire others, through her speaking engagements and mentoring women in business like herself.
A speaker for corporations, conferences, and specialty groups, Christina has appeared at such prestigious events/publications as: TEDxFremontEastWomen, (I'm)Possible Conference, The Good Men Project, DT Zen, Phoenix Startup Week, Imagine2016, CataylstCreativ, The AT&T DevSummit, Geek Girl Conference, DevUp, KalamazooX, CodepaLOUSa, KCDC, Music City Code, 1 Million Cups, The Sage Summit, Bloomberg Radio, Fox 5 News, Channel 8 News, Channel 13 Action News, Lotus Broadcasting, BCN Talk, PR Connections, The Crown Me Queen Conference, and The Downtown Podcast. She also makes time to serve local community organizations, including Project AngelFaces, Never Give Up Foundation, OCA Las Vegas, ACDC Nevada, A-Tech High School and Southwest Career and Technical Academy. Tune in to her podcast on iTunes: "Luckygirl, A bite-sized podcast for solopreneurs."
Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 professionals worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.
"Each year we think the quality of achievements portrayed in Stevie-winning nominations couldn't possibly get any better, and each year the amazing women who are recognized in this program prove us wrong," said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president. "We are thrilled and humbled to be able to recognize so many outstanding women in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and to share the stories of their achievement with the world."
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women
About Christina Aldan
Christina Aldan is a TEDx Speaker and Entrepreninja whose company, LG Designs, offers small and micro businesses brand consulting and creative content for everyday media. With a decade of experience in the digital advertising realm, Christina is highly regarded for her approach to business, partnering with clients to find unique strategies that ensure their advertising goals are met. Christina builds connections through her keynote addresses, workshops, and technological education. She uses these tools to help individuals and businesses cultivate value in everyday media. She is also served as Chief Marketing Officer for PrayerSpark and currently serves as Marketing Coordinator for Starmark1. Christina uses her charisma and expertise to inspire others by mentoring women in business like herself. She also sits on state and local boards supporting women in tech, entrepreneurship, and children with learning disabilities.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com