Carrie Simpson, at the newly renovated Stirling Club, pictured with (L to R) Sandra Roche (Roche Construction), June Beland (Women's Chamber), Ruth Furman (ImageWords), Marie Scrofani (Women's Chamber) and Ricky Navar (Nevada Business Magazine)

Women’s Chamber ATHENA® Award Host Organization for Nevada presents the

16th Annual ATHENA® International Awards and WCCNV Legacy Foundation

7th Annual Legacy Entertainment, Performing Arts and Media Award scholarship Fundraiser “Achieving Your Dreams through Education”

Las Vegas, Nevada, August 8, 2019 – The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada will celebrate the 16th Annual ATHENA® International Leadership Awards on September 27, 2019. The ceremony will be held at The Stirling Club with a VIP Champagne Reception in The Veranda Room sponsored by Laura and Kevin Fairchild, beginning at 11:15am, lunch and awards program will commence at 11:45am in The Stirling Room with extraordinary raffle prizes. Co-Master of Ceremonies John Huck, Award Winning News Anchor with FOX5 News and Kelly Clinton-Holmes, 2015 Entertainer of the Year.  Performance by: Kelly Clinton Holmes, Elisa Fiorillo and Magaly Munoz-Mejorado.

The Athena® International Awards is the main award fundraising event of the year.  All net proceeds benefit “At Risk” female high school students with scholarships for higher education and postsecondary education through the chambers WCCNV Legacy Foundation 501(c) (3) charity and distributed by The Public Education Foundation.

2019 ATHENA® International Women’s Leadership nominees are: Ginger L. Allen, CEO andBusiness Development Consultant for Your MarketingLiaison, Souzan El-Eid, MD, FACS, Breast Surgeon, Comprehensive Cancer Centers,  Ruth Furman, Principal, Image Words Communications Flo Rogers, President/Chief Executive Officer, Nevada Public Radio, Carrie Simpson, CEO, Everywhere Managed LLC and Rita Vaswani, SVP-Senior Relationship Manager, Nevada State Bank.

ATHENA® Young Professional Leadership has two recipients this year:Magaly Munoz-Mejorado, Senior Manager, Community Engagement, MGM Resorts International and Jessica Patterson, Chief Financial Officer, Girls Scouts of Southern Nevada.

ATHENA® Non-Profit Organization Award recipient:  Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas.  Lawrence Wayne Ruvo, Keep Memory Alive.

Minority Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson, is a United States Circuit Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

Legacy Entertainment, Performing Arts and Media recipients: Entertainer of the Year Award: Elisa Fiorillo,singer, songwriter, entertainer, TV Media Award: TV /Internet MediaMaria Ngo & Raymond DuGray, Celebrity Hosts and Producers, VegasNETmedia, Public Television Award:  Vegas PBS (celebrating 50 years) Performing Arts Award:  Nevada Ballet Theatre (celebrating 47 years) and Radio On Air Personality Award: Craig Knight, General Manager, Power 88 Radio (KCEP 88.1).

For more information on sponsorships, tables, VIP seats, regular seats, advertising in the 16th ATHENA® International Souvenir Awards and Legacy Entertainment Program or your name on the Angel Donors page, call Marie R. Scrofani at 702.733.3955 or 702.682.9200. To donate a raffle Item for our charity, call Berenice Church 702.755.9612, Laura & Kevin Fairchild 702.343.4837 or Sandra Roche 702.524.6208 at the chamber office. For Sponsorships, email June Beland at  or call the Foundation line 24/7 at 702.452.2100 and we will call you back. For all other questions call Marie Scrofani at the chamber office.

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