The Courage To Become More

Las Vegas Woman takes a stand.

Until recently, Las Vegas Woman had been part of a larger corporate publishing company.

In early 2012, we decided to part ways with this publishing company and stand as an independent publication. Taking this new path has now proven to be the right decision.

What you hold in your hands is the largest issue in our publication’s history. It gives me great pleasure to present to you the fall issue of Las Vegas Woman.

Branching out on our own, there were a few outspoken critics that questioned our capability.
I’d like to think that’s what courage is all about: taking a risk, stretching ourselves and not letting the judgments of others affect our ambitions. Every now and then, there will be critics who may attempt to tear you down. I urge you to not to take the words of those critics personally, just keep moving forward towards the accomplishment of your dreams.

This issue of Las Vegas Woman is part of my dream … and I am grateful that our publication team, the advertisers, readers and community are all part of this dream.

I would like to send a huge thank you to our supportive advertisers. It’s with their advertising dollars that enables Las Vegas Woman to make a larger impact in our community. This allows us the resources to bring to you insightful articles that highlight individuals in our valley, events, health, families, the arts and so much more.

We have a passion for giving back and have been making strides to continue to raise our involvement with local charitable organizations. Here are a few notable mentions:

• Became members of United Way’s Tocqueville Society, Women’s Leadership Council, Young Philanthropists Society and Templar group.
• Was accepted to sit on the Board-of-Trustees for New Vista. We are continuing the organization’s 28-year mission to empower the disabled community.
• At the Adam & Eve charity auction event benefiting New Vista recently, Las Vegas Woman’s table donated over $7,000 thanks to a generous donor, Christopher Dean.
• Las Vegas Woman sits on the Executive Leadership committee of the Go Red for Women event for the American Heart Association. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in women and we are passionate about building this awareness and finding a solution.
• I personally renewed my membership with the Circle of Red, affiliated with the American Heart Association. This is a dynamic and committed group of women who have made a personal commitment of $2,500 to help find a cure for heart disease. I encourage you to join this amazing group of women.

Along with these organizations, our mommy-to-be editor, Jennifer Florendo, continually contributes to JDRF and sits on the YMCA Committee Advisory Board. In the coming months we are excited about our plans to become more involved with the March of Dimes, a passion of our Vice President, Ruth Lauber.

We are thriving at Las Vegas Woman.
I am humbled by the outpouring support of our community and our publication’s team members. These supporters are contributing to Las Vegas Woman’s mission to educate, entertain and inspire … in a nutshell: they are making Las Vegas a better place for all of us who live here.

Embrace life, community and yourself,
Tammy Shaw
Publisher & Owner
Las Vegas Woman