2013 Salute to Women of Achievement
This year's event will feature Dr. Tererai Trent as the keynote speaker. We are honored and excited to be inducting H. Elizabeth Lenz into the NWF Hall of Fame.
The Nevada Women's Fund will celebrate the 22nd Annual Salute to Women of Achievement event on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Lunch is 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in John Ascuaga's Nugget Rose Ballroom.
Table of Ten: $1,250
Individual Seat: $125
We are no longer accepting online reservations, please call the NWF at (775) 786-2335 for more information.
An Afternoon with Lee Woodruff
If you enjoyed last year's Salute to Women of Achievement guest speaker Lee Woodruff, here is an opportunity to spend some time with the best-selling author in an intimate, comfortable setting. You'll have the unique chance to listen to her speak about her work, her new novel Those We Love Most, and have your book signed by the author. Her other books are Perfectly Imperfect and In an Instant, about her family's triumph over husband Bob Woodruff's traumatic brain injury.
Wednesday, February 20, 4 pm - 6 pm
Hosted wine and refreshments
Montreux Country Club, 18077 Bordeaux Drive, Reno
Entry is a $100 contribution to the Nevada Women's Fund
Limited seating is available, so reserve your space no later than February 8 by calling 786-2335.
Books will be available for purchase at the event.
(In the event of inclement weather, the event may be canceled with no refunds)
Power of the Purse 2012
Thursday, December 6, 5-9pm
New Location! Downtown Reno Ballroom
2012 Scholarships & Grants Reception
Tuesday, September 18
6 to 7:30 pm
Eldorado Hotel Casino, Convention Center
The Nevada Women's Fund has been a champion of women and children since 1982. We hope you will join us to meet the inspiring 2012 scholarship and grant recipients and the generous donors who share our mission.
Honors begin at 6:30 pm. Beverages and light meal will be served.
Reservations - $20 per person. Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 786-2335.
2012 Salute to Women of Achievement
The Nevada Women's Fund celebrated the 21st Annual Salute to Women of Achievement event on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at John Ascuaga's Nugget. More than 1,000 community leaders join the Fund as we honored 55 of the most passionate, dedicated, confident, energetic and successful women in our community.
The luncheon also featured keynote speaker Lee Woodruff, author and CBS This Morning correspondent. Lee delivered a moving address full of humor, a little bit of sorrow and and overwhelming message of hope.
Additonally, we were honored to induct Mary-Ellen McMullen into the NWF Hall of Fame. Mary-Ellen has been a long-time supporter of the Nevada Women's Fund and served as Board Chair from 1990-1991. A proud alumna of the University of Nevada, Reno, Mary-Ellen has become a dedicated volunteer and advocate for higher education in the state of Nevada.
Thank you to our event Underwriters: EMPLOYERS, IGT, NV ENERGY, NEVADA STATE BANK, RENOWN HEALTH AND NEVADA MINING ASSOCIATION.
2011 Salute to Women of Achievement
On Monday, June 13, 2011 the Nevada Women's Fund held its annual Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon at John Ascuaga's Nugget. The event featured keynote speaker Barbara Corcoran, who shared her rags-to-riches story to a sell-out crowd of over 1,100 people. At this year's luncheon 63 energetic, confident and successful women were honored by their colleagues. The women came from Nevada, California and Arizona and were selected for their passion and dedication in the workplace, community and at home. Additionally, Mimi Ellis Hogan was inducted into the NWF's Hall of Fame. Mimi gave an inspiring speech, sharing stories of her childhood in Elko and the important role that community and her parents played in making her the philanthropist she today.
This highly successful event raised more than $160,000, which will help to support the Nevada Women's Fund's community grants program and scholarships for women in northern Nevada. Thank you to all those who attended the event, as well as to our 2011 Underwriters: EMPLOYERS, IGT, NV Energy, Nevada State Bank, Renown Health, and the Nevada Mining Association.
Pictured Above: Dr. Meggin McIntosh presenting "Women's Stories" to the 2011 Salute to Women of Achievement honorees at the Honoree Breakfast. Honoree Christine Sapeta and Presenter Michonne Ascuaga of John Ascuaga's Nugget.
Pictured Above: Honorees and their presenters proceeding into the Ballroom for the Luncheon. Nevada Women's Fund Hall of Fame Recipients.
About 2011 Keynote Speaker Barbara Corcoran
You may know the 2011 Salute to Women of Achievement keynote speaker, Barbara Corcoran, from her appearances on NBC's TODAY Show or the ABC hit Reality show the Shark Tank. But, life wasn't always so sweet for Corcoran, who earned straight D's in high school and college and held twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. Her rags-to-riches story includes her parlaying a $1,000 loan into a five-billion-dollar real estate business. Barbara Corcoran's inspiring story and timely subject matter are sure to entertain and educate audiences at this year's luncheon. Special thanks to our 2011 Speaker Underwriter EMPLOYERS for supporting our efforts to bring Ms. Corcoran to northern Nevada.
Professional Development Workshop
Strategies for When You Are Seriously and Scarily Behind
Presented by Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
8:00 am to 12 Noon
Silver Legacy Resort Casino - Silver Baron Room C
Proceeds benefited the Meggin McIntosh Emphasis on Excellence scholarship to be awarded to a northern Nevada student in 2011.
2010 Power of the Purse
December 9, 2010
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Silver Legacy Resort Casino - Grande Exposition Hall
19th Annual Salute to Women of Achievement
More than 1,000 community leaders attended the Nevada Women's Fund's 2010 Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon. This annual event was held at John Ascuaga's Nugget on May 20th and featured Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Sheryl UwDunn as the keynote speaker. WuDunn co-authored Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide in 2009 with her husband, Nicholas Kristof, and has reported from inside some of the toughest regimes in the world as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. Also at this year's event, Joni Kaiser received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her more than 30 years of service to women and families as the Executive Director of the Committee to Aid Abused Women.
In addition, this year's luncheon recognized and celebrated the achievements of 48 women who inspire and support all those around them.
Professional Development Workshop
Featuring Joelle Jay, Ph.D.
Friday, January 29th
8:00 am to Noon
Silver Legacy Resort Casino
Silver Baron Room C
$75 / $65 NWF Members
(includes all workshop materials and continental breakfast)
Joelle Jay, Ph.D., is an executive coach, speker and the author of The Inner Edge: The 10 Practices of Personal Leadership. Joelle works with business leaders and Fortune 500 companies to enhance their performance and maximize business results. Joelle was recently recognized for her accomplishments by the Reno Gazette-Journal and the Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network as a Twenty Under 40 award winner.
This interactive workshop targeted leaders of all levels. Drawing on her experience with top executieves, and highlighting the ten practices of personal leadership laid out in her book The Inner Edge, Joelle showed that leadership is not just a label; it is a way of life.