Welcome to the winter issue of Las Vegas Woman magazine. This issue celebrates the year we’ve had and excitedly welcomes the year ahead.

In looking back on 2018, some words come to mind: change, motivation, fear, success, failure and leadership to name a few. All of those words have had a big part in the articles we featured this year.

It was not only a year of tremendous growth, but also a year of challenges. One of the things that keeps me going is being able to connect with our community and our readers. The hope that our articles resonate with someone and can motivate or inspire them, knowing that our events can help people network and make connections that they otherwise would not have been able to make; that is what motivates me each day. Being able to have a voice and a platform to bring people together is a powerful tool, one that I do not take lightly.

The articles in this edition of Las Vegas Woman magazine will guide you as you celebrate this season. From our annual gift guide featuring novelties, beauty and organization to our spirited cocktails and seasonal wines. There are articles that will motivate you when it comes to your career, your closet and your intentions for the upcoming year. There are articles that inspire, including our cover feature on Virginia Toalepai, who pursued her dreams, despite having odds stacked against her.

As I look forward to what 2019 holds, there is much excitement within me. I look forward to continuing to build our community, to be able to touch more lives and connect with more of you. I encourage you to enjoy what this time of year has to offer from the joys of the season to the excitement of the new year …

Thank you for allowing us to lead, motivate and celebrate you … one issue at a time.


It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.Sheryl Sandberg