It was a busy March for making women's "herstory" here in Nevada. There were many events planned and attended throughout the month. In just one week I was present to videotape several women receiving honors for their work and commitment to their communities.
At the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), staff and students received recognition on March 28. During the Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon, CSN staff members Nancy Webb and Michele Fogg accepted awards, as did CSN students Kaity Jellison and Jasmine Gipson. It was emotional for all as they thanked the college, their colleagues and fellow students, as well as their families for the support they receive as they all follow their dreams.
On Friday, March 30, the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Nevada held their event at Cili's Restaurant on the grounds of the beautiful Bali Hai Golf Course. Several women were inducted into the Seventh Annual Women's Hall of Fame. They were: Kim Amato, Gina Robinson-Billups, Mary Beth Hartleb, Jan Jones, Vicki Montgomery, Tiffannie Bond, Chandler Marrs, and Patrice Ross. These women join the many others who have been inducted over the last seven years. Also during the event, Ms. Rose McKinney-James received the Fifth Annual Pioneer Award. To find out more about this event, please visit the Women's Chamber of Commerce website at http://www.womenschamberofnevada.org/
And on the last night of the Women's History month, the Junior League of Las Vegas celebrated Paint the Town Red at the Four Season Hotel in Las Vegas. The night was filled with a parade of men and women dressed elegantly and mingling among many prominent members of the community. A silent auction and a dance contest entertained before and during dinner. When it was time, two awardees were introduced: Ms. Punam Mathur received the Florence Lee Jones Humanitarian Award. Punam was introduced by her dear friend, Ms. Julie Murray. While on stage accepting her award, Punam introduced her children and reflected on how the idea of "humanity" is a part of each and every one of us. Next, Ms. Madeleine Andress was brought on stage after a funny, touching and emotional introduction by her daughter, Ms. Melanie Tobiasson. Ms. Andress received the Junior League's Lifetime Achievement Award. The Junior League's website is http://www.jllv.org/lv/index.jsp
Be sure and check out our YouTube channel to see these and more women being recognized and honored in Nevada.
Posted by Lisa Gioia-Acres