Over 30 top Southern Nevada business women to be featured at May 3 luncheon

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Southern Nevada will recognize top business women at the 15th Annual Women of Distinction Awards (WODA) luncheon on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the recently remodeled Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino.

This year, the following business women were nominated by their peers: Gayle M. Anderson, Olya Banchik, Janelle Barlow, Nikki Berti, Gina Bongivoni, Anne Calarco, Angela Edgewoth, Stacey Escalante, Elizabeth Gallagher, Joanne L. Goodwin, Lisa Habighorst, Karen Haller, Laura Hobbs, Florence Jameson, Laurie Johnson, Kristine Leavitt, Jane Lee, Rhonda R. Lloyd, Brittany Markarian, Brittney Melnick, Kimberly Gyuran-Miles, Alice N. O’Hearn, Kelly Petersen, Florence Rogers, Lynn Rosenbach, Michele Rothstein, Jill Roundy, Florence Shapiro, Tammy Shaw, London Swinney, Sarah Thornton, Ronna Timpa, Gigi Vega and Susan Wolfla.

WODA categories include Communications & Public Relations; Education, Government Services; Human Resources & Training; Philanthropy & Community Service; Real Estate & Construction,; Retail & Business Services; Gaming, Hospitality & Convention Services; Glass Ceiling; Rising Star; and Entrepreneur of the Year.

Tickets are $85 per person and are available at www.nawbosn.org. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser will benefit locally owned women-owned businesses through the Southern Nevada chapter of NAWBO.

National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) is the voice of America’s 10.6 million women-owned businesses. Since 1975, NAWBO has helped women evolve their businesses by sharing resources and providing a single voice to shape economic and public policy. National Association of Women Business Owners is the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries.

NAWBO Southern Nevada is an organization that educates, empowers and promotes women business owners and invites its members to experience success in all economic, political and social arenas. Learn more at www.nawbosn.org.