Fearless Females

Fearless Females

It had been a dream of mine to be an executive director for a children’s charity. A few years ago, after a major life change, I realized that putting off that dream until someday was keeping me from fulfilling my purpose and passion.

In November 2014, Dr. Qiong X. Liu became city manager for the city of North Las Vegas during a very troubled time in the city’s history. The city was under the threat of being taken over by the state due to the severe financial conditions associated with the long-lasting impact of the recession on the local economy.

ikki Ferraro, like many women, juggles several facets of her life. She is one of the owners of Pizza Forte with locations in Sunset Station and Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

As vice president finance and treasurer at Caesars Entertainment, she directly manages an operating expense budget of $120 million and oversees treasury, investor relations and risk management.

Barbara Atkinson, M.D., accepted the position of planning dean of the new University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine in May 2014 while on vacation with her husband, Bill. In fact, when she retired in 2012 after a 37-year career that encompassed pathology, research, teaching and administration, moving to Las Vegas wasn’t even on the radar.

While growing up on a potato farm outside of Bath, Pennsylvania, Emily Smith never imagined her life in Las Vegas. Today, Smith is the executive director for Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation, advocating for children with visual impairments and working with their families and the community.

Overcoming Challenges and Living in the Now By Debbie Hall Photos by RLP Photography  Just months after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Las Vegas native and...

Healing the sick and advocating for health care Dr. Florence Jameson has spent her life dedicated to family, health care and community. Along with...

To label Rosie Mercado simply as a plus-size Latina model is an understatement.

Ana Marie Mormando is the vice president of food and beverage at Bellagio Resort & Casino and oversees every aspect of the food and beverage department, including daily operations of Bellagio restaurants, bars and lounges, catering, and banquets.
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