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Nevada Women’s Fund announces real estate expert as keynote for 2011 Salute to Women of Achievement event



RENO, Nev. – The Nevada Women’s Fund (NWF) announces that renowned real estate mogul, reality TV star and author Barbara Corcoran is the keynote speaker for the 2011 Salute to Women of Achievement event.

Corcoran’s credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and 20 jobs by the time she turned 23.  It was her next job, when she took a $1,000 loan to start The Corcoran Group, which would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country. She parlayed that loan into a $5 billion real estate business, which she sold in 2001 for $70 million.

As the real estate contributor to NBC’s “TODAY” show, Corcoran comments weekly on trends in the real estate market. She is also an investor/shark on ABC’s reality hit “Shark Tank.” In the first season, the businesswoman bought eight young businesses that she is shepherding to success.

The author of “Shark Tales,” Corcoran details her inspiring true story through humor and her best advice for anyone starting a business.  She has also written “Nextville” and “Amazing Places to Live the Rest of Your Life.”

The Salute to Women of Achievement, scheduled for June 13, 2011, is the NWF’s signature event that honors women of the region nominated for recognition of their professional, personal and community achievements. Honorees participate in a day of professional development and activities, and a recognition luncheon honoring them. For information on the event contact the NWF at 775-786-2335 or visit www.nevadawomensfund.org.

About the Nevada Women’s Fund

Established in 1982 The Nevada Women’s Fund (NWF) supports women and families through the allocation of scholarships to individual women to help them complete their college educations and attain self sufficient futures, and grants to organizations that serve women and families in our community. NWF works to works to inspire achievements for women of all backgrounds and walks of life and regularly recognizes those achievements through events like The Salute to Women of Achievement and other community activities.

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