(EMAILWIRE.COM, July 16, 2010 ) LAS VEGAS, NV Jo Cato, President and CEO Periwinkle Media Group and event chair today announced the recipients of the 2010 Power of an UNSTOPPABLE Woman Award. This award will be bestowed upon ten (10) remarkable women highlighting their extraordinary legacies of service and contributions to community, business, and family.
The 2010 UNSTOPPABLE WOMAN Award will be presented to the following women:
Dr. Rochelle Hooks has been an educator for over 30 years. She has taught special education, elementary and high school levels in the public school system and both undergraduate and graduate level teachers' education courses.
Alicia Gibbs envisioned a resource guide that would inspire and empower her community. In July 2004, she launched Vegas EVibe, Las Vegas' premiere online Social Calendar targeting a multicultural audience. Gibbs launched Celebrating Phenomenal Women" in 2006. The annual event brought together women from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicities and was the first of its kind in Las Vegas.
Janice Barr is Vice President of Human Resources, Diamond Resorts International. An advocate for various causes, Janice is deeply rooted in the community.
Debbie Banko is the owner and managing partner of Link Tech, LLC (dba Link Technologies). Ms. Banko has been the driving force behind the years of growth and success realized by Link Technologies.
Judge Karen Bennett, Justice of the Peace in Department 7, is a Las Vegas native, and the first African American female to serve in the Nevada Judicial System. Judge Bennett is affiliated with several organizations. She is a member of NAACP and the Las Vegas Chapter National Bar Association and many others.
Tiffany Smith-Anoi'a, Vice President, Diversity and Communications. She is responsible for initiatives that foster and celebrate diversity across the company, including new and existing programs that recruit, nurture and hire diverse talent to work in front of and behind the camera of CBS programming.
Rolonda Watts, journalist, talk show host, actor, producer, novelist, and voice-over talent currently serves on the boards for the Little Black Pearl Workshop Arts School and the Tom Joyner Scholarship Foundation. Her community service spans several states, in New York City and Newark, NJ each established an official ROLONDA DAY for her journalistic, community, and humanitarian works. And the McDonald's Corporation just honored Rolonda as a Broadcast Legend.
Dr. Sandra Owens, President's Fellow to UNLV President, Neil Smatresk, she serves on the national editorial board for AFFILIA: The Journal of Women in Social Work, The Western Regional Advisory Board of the Alzheimer's Association, and various local advisory committees and councils.
Richelle Shaw, entrepreneur has mentored over 6,400 women through her international coaching program and mentors for Make Mine A Million, an expert content contributor on multiple internet sites and author, How to Make a Million Dollars Without the Casinos.
Vincenta Montoya, Esq.. is an attorney and an advocate for social change. She is active in the community leading several causes for the underserved especially in the area of Immigration Reform. She serves as Chair for S SE PUEDE LATINO Democratic Caucus and Vice Chair of the Southern Nevada National Organization for Women (NOW) among other organizations.
This year's Inaugural Award honorees are women who live with a deep sense of purpose and who are passionately dedicated to serving others or have shattered the glass ceiling in their respective profession, said Jo Cato, President/CEO Periwinkle Media Group and event chair. These women work tirelessly as business leaders and community advocates, by honoring them, we hope to inspire and empower others to be just like them.
The Las Vegas Women's Leadership Conference is supported by generous sponsors Forest City Enterprises, Findlay Toyota, Link Technologies, Cox, and CBS Television, companies that share its mission of empowering, inspiring, and educating women.
Conference registration is $75 and includes tickets to the Networking Breakfast, Power of an UNSTOPPABLE Woman Awards Luncheon, workshops, vendor and health village, and our Empowerment Mixer. Lunch only tickets are $45 and vendor opportunities $175.
Interested attendees or for vendor and sponsorship opportunities visit http://www.LVWLConference.com for more information or call Chastity Trudo at (702) 642-3500.
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