Sixty-two local women will be honored on Thursday, May 29, at 11:30 a.m. at John Ascuaga’s Nugget for the 2014 Salute to Women of Achievement Luncheon. The annual luncheon, presented by the Nevada Women’s Fund and now in its 23rd year, serves as a recognition event for women in the region for their professional, personal and community achievements.
Honorees of the Salute to Women of Achievement Luncheon are individually sponsored and will participate in a day of professional development and activities and a recognition luncheon to honor them. This year’s honorees represent a broad spectrum of fields ranging from education, government, media, healthcare, business and more.
The keynote speaker, Lucille O’Neal, endured poverty, abuse, addiction and the illness of child. Ms. O’Neal found the strength to fulfill her lifelong dream of achieving an education when she returned to school and graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration from the Adult Education Program at Bethune-Cookman University, and a master of arts in organizational management at the University of Phoenix. Most commonly known as the mother of one of the greatest athletes of all time, O’Neal is much more than “Shaq’s” mom. Through candor and humor, O’Neal will share her life story and the proof that it’s never too late for a new beginning.
“I am honored to serve as chairwoman for the Nevada Women’s Fund 2014 Women of Achievement Luncheon,” said Stephanie Tyler, Nevada state president, AT&T. “Every day the organization exemplifies the mission of championing the educational needs of women and children to help them achieve success in their lives.”
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For 30 years the Nevada Women’s Fund has championed the needs of women and children, helping them to reach their full potential. Our role is to bring together the community’s intellectual, emotional and financial resources to empower women for today and tomorrow. As we work to identify the issues that affect Nevada’s women and families and facilitate solutions, we recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of women in our communities and provide them with the resources they need to become our leaders.
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.