CARROLLTON, Texas, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gina Grant, founder, CEO and creator of the Women That Soar Awards, announced that Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., a leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchisor with more than 640 centers worldwide, will be honored with the prestigious Leadership Award at the 2016 Women That Soar Awards event on Sunday, November 13 at The Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas.
"Catherine is a wonderful role model for women," said Grant. "She has such a story to tell. She has never let personal or professional obstacles keep her from achieving her goals and she exemplifies all that a leader should be." The Mission of Women That Soar is to empower and encourage all women to feel confident in their unique talents and capabilities, to understand the power of unity and to be strong in their journeys to productive, enriched lives. A 30-year veteran of the print and visual communications industry, Monson is an accomplished executive and leader. Since joining FASTSIGNS in 2009, she has advanced the brand to be "More Than" and helped it evolve into a leading visual ideas and comprehensive graphic communications solutions provider. "I am truly honored to be selected as a 2016 Leadership Award recipient and I am committed to doing all I can to inspire, motivate and help other women achieve success," said Monson. "Regardless of the challenges we may face in life, choosing to have a positive outlook, striving to learn new things and to make the most of each day helps us to reach our full potential."