Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada “Celebrating a Decade”

October 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada, Women’s Chamber celebrates 10th Annual ATHENA Leadership Awards being held on December 6, 2013, starting with a Red Carpet welcome at 1pm and onto a Champagne Reception during the Silent Auction and Raffle at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Ballrooms 1, 2 & 3. This is the biggest fundraising event of the year and they will be donating net proceeds from the Raffle and Silent Auction to three charities, Baby’s Bounty, Dress for Success and Safe Nest.
This year’s Minority Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Phyllis A. James, 
Executive Vice President - Special Counsel - Litigation & Chief Diversity Officer of MGM Resorts International and Women in Entertainment & Media Award goes to Amie Jo Greer, TV Producer/Host/Media, writer, and performer, and Organization Award Recipient is United Way-Women’s Council.
Presenters for this year’s awards are; Rose McKinney-James will present the Minority Lifetime Achievement Award, June Beland will present the Women in Entertainment & Media Award, Aynalem Workneh will present the Young Professional Leadership Award, Kristin McMillan will present the ATHENA Leadership Award.
The 2013 ATHENA Recipient and Nominees are: Leadership Recipient: Dr. Heather Allen, medical oncologist for Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada Nominees: Dawn Metcalfe, CFO/Vice President, Nathan Adelson Hospice, Jennifer Cooper, Communications Director, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Paige Candee, Communications/Public Relations and Philanthropy, 10e Media, and Gigi Vega, Vice President and General Manager, Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace.
Young Professional Leadership are: YP Leadership Recipient; Patricia Lee, Esq/Partner, Hutchinson & Steffen YP Nominees: Melissa Biernacinski, Director of Media, Imagine Communication,  Kathryn Joy Rineer, Architect, Pugsley Simpson Coulter Architects, Tracy Skenandore,  Area Director of Marketing/PR (Utah-Nevada-Colorado) for Republic Service, Jodi Tyson, Government Affairs Director for Three Square Food Bank.
Leadership Award Sponsor’s American Family Insurance and Caesars Entertainment  who both  support women and enabling the Chamber to offer programs, resources and education programs for  women.
For sponsorship opportunities, underwrite or advertise in the 10th Year Anniversary Souvenir Program, call WCCNV at 702.733.3955 or to donate a Silent Auction item or Raffle item, please contact Karen Scherer, Silent Auction and Raffle Chair at 702.736.7755.
For more details on being a part of this Red Carpet Celebration, call the Women’s Chamber at 702.733.3955 or email athena@womenschamberofnevada.org   for VIP Tables and reservations.


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