Awards & Mentor Program

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AZTV Daily Mix with Cathrine Anaya – Segment on the 6th Annual BBB Role Model Nominations
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Welcome to our 6th Annual
Brilliant, Beautiful and Bold ROLE Model Awards & Mentoring Program.

Each Fall we celebrate all of the nominees at our Annual BBB Nominee Reception in November, where we
award 4 winners with $500 to further their dreams, a prize basket full of goodies and 1 year
of leadership mentoring with our amazing mentors Laurie Sliva and Lori Severson, plus many extraordinary opportunities throughout the year.

Nominations for 2019 will open Sept 13 2019 and close Oct 16 2019. The Nominee Reception will be Nov 9 2019.


We are proud of our 2018-2019 Brilliant, Beautiful and Bold Role Model Award WINNERS:

Aleena Valdez, 9th grader, Tolleson Union High School
Lainie Camou, 9th grader, Desert Ridge High School
Grace Johnson, 10th grader, Hamilton High School
Macy Velky, college freshman, Yavapai College

See all the pictures from the 2018 Awards Ceremony here.


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Nominees must meet these requirements:

    • Be between 12 and 18 years of age  and a U.S. citizen.
    • Be a role model in her community or school and exhibiting leadership and positively impacting others in some ways.
    • Provide her name, email, phone, age, grade and name of her current school.
    • Provide name, email and phone of parent and nominator.
    • The nominee, if she wins, will win $500 cash and be accountable for one 60 minute call per month w/ her success mentor who will help her work on her goals and dreams.
    • We will announce the winners AT the Nominee Reception in November where the winners will be awarded. All nominees are encouraged to attend. 
    • Each nominee gets two complimentary tickets to the reception, additional tickets are $20.

What does it mean to be a Brilliant, Beautiful and Bold Role Model?….

  • Brilliant – A girl who solves problems, fosters positive relationships, advocates for solutions not drama, she lives for ‘we’ instead of ‘me’. She creates solutions and makes her school or community a better place through her ideas and talents. She is a role model of solutions.
  • Beautiful – A girl with a beautiful heart who often use her time, money, voice or energy in local community involvement, volunteerism or making a difference for others in her family or school. She is a role model of kindness.
  • Bold – A girl who shows courage and bravery in her actions, choices or leadership. She is not only pursuing her dreams and goals, but often helps others to succeed too. She has the boldness to take risks and has the confidence to win or lose with grace. She is a role model of bravery.



Past Winners:

The 4 winners for 2017:



Pictured above with the Girls Rule CEO and Cofounder Dena Patton (far right) and Tish Times the BBB Award Chair (far left) with mentors: Lori Severson (back) and Laurie Sliva (second on right)..




2016 Brilliant, Beautiful and Bold Role Model Award WINNERS are:


• Amaiya Brown, 8th grader, Odyssey Institute of Advanced International Studies
• Elizabeth Cameron, 9th grader, Pinnacle High School
• Macy Maine, 12th grader, Buena High School
• Hannah Mason, 8th grader, Pusch Ridge


2015 Brilliant, Beautiful and Bold Role Model Award WINNERS are:

  • Annika Jackson from BASIS Scottsdale
  • Jazzlyn Urenda from Bagdad High School
  • Jessica Symmes from Desert Vista High School
  • Rimona Rouf from Altadena Middle School


2014 Brilliant, Beautiful and Bold Role Model Award WINNERS:









  • Zoe Berk from Xavier College Prep
  • Nia Duplai from Verrado High School
  • Leslie Schutte from Youngker High School
  • Kate Whelty from Xavier College Prep



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encouraging more girls to get the skills they need to know their worth and achieve their dreams.
“Empowered girls become empowered women who change the world”.
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About Girls Rule! Foundation:
Girls Rule Foundation is a leader in empowerment, leadership and educational programs for girls ages 12-18. We are an Arizona based 501c3 nonprofit that helps girls build leadership, self-confidence and bright futures through our 4 educational programs.

Read more about our programs here.