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Women of Achievement Luncheon, Thursday, May 24, 2018

Published by Christina on February 27, 2018, in Charitable Giving, General, Recent Projects

The Nevada Women’s Fund invites you to recognize an outstanding woman in your organization, field of work or community for her inspiring contributions at this year’s Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon on May 24, 2018. This unique event celebrates the determination, passion and dedication of women in our community and the businesses that support them. Coming from all walks of life, we will celebrate women who meaningfully contribute to their workplace, families and community.

Since 1983, Nevada Women’s Fund has made a huge impact on women’s lives, raising and awarding $7.4 million in local funding to support local education scholarships to individual women; and funding grants to local non-profits for needed family services. This annual event raises funds to support our mission of inspiring achievement in women and families with 100% of the funds raised from the luncheon staying in northern Nevada.

Photos from 2018 WOA Luncheon:

Event Details:

Thursday, May 24, 2018 ~ 11:30 am to 1:30 pm ~ Grand Sierra Resort ~ Grand Ballroom

About the Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon: Local corporations recognize individual women for their community service, career and personal achievements. Last year 95 organizations supported the event with nearly 1,400 attending the luncheon. We invite you to honor a deserving woman in our community while supporting the Nevada Women’s Fund’s mission of inspiring achievement in local women and their families.

2018 WOA Event Chair, Kerri Garcia and 2018 WOA Recipient Christina Stoever-Young (life-long friends)

Salute champions in your company and the community: The luncheon is an excellent opportunity to honor women inside and outside your organization. Honor a key employee in your company or maybe think about recognizing a woman in the community. Identify teachers, caregivers, faith workers, non-profit professionals or volunteers – the choice is yours.

Keynote Speaker: Raised in Reno-Sparks, Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney is an F-16 fighter pilot based at Andrews Air Force Base. She will share her experience of being ordered to take down United Flight #93, the 9/11 hijacked plane that was originally headed toward Washington, D.C., before it crashed in Pennsylvania.

Please contact (775) 786-2335 for more information. Thank you for your support of Nevada Women’s Fund.

What is your Heart Stone?

Published by Christina on September 17, 2013, in Career Advice, Case Studies, Recent Projects

What is your heart stone?

For the past seven years I have had the absolute pleasure of attending a very special event, Trails & Vistas. As an experienced marketer, I still have difficulty explaining the event. Those of you that have attended Trails & Vistas often say the same when you leave the trail, all you know is that you are encouraged to “let go” of daily life and “check-in” to nature.

This year’s journey included a special devotion to heart stones. Every attendee was invited to open a vessel, look at the heart shaped stone inside that’s settled in the sand. Then everyone looked even further as each heart had a very small colored stone inside. We were asked to remember the color of this tiny stone, close our eyes and hold the heart stone close to our own heart.

We all received different colors and for different reasons, none of which I can explain. As we closed our eyes and held our individual stone to our heart, the definition of the color of the stone was read aloud – the silence was deafening.

Purple means protection and purification, blue means mood uplifting, orange means courage and vitality, yellow means optimism, green means prosperity, pink means love and gentleness. As the colors continued to be read, I was surrounded by tears, smiles and a whirlwind of emotion. When my color was read aloud, I immediately knew it WAS the right stone for me and I’m confident I wasn’t alone.

As we proceeded, I was excited and exhilarated and I couldn’t wait to share the color of my stone to my husband. When we shared our different colors and their individual meaning, they each made perfect sense in our life as it is today.

I wouldn’t say it changed me or even made me a different person, quite honestly, it was the contrary. The experience reminded me of exactly who I am, and I intend to stay like this.

Please remember, all well-intended efforts start from the heart… so why not allow them to end with your heart as well?

edited by: Maura Connor