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Many know her as the founder and visionary behind Project Dinner Table, a purpose-driven platform rooted in community engagement and social responsibility.
Watkins has also dedicated the past 16 years of her life to volunteering and advocating for financial literacy through Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. The nonprofit provides business, economic and life-skills programs.
Las Vegas native Brandi K. Cassady and her husband Jasen are partners of Cassady Law Offices, P.C., which focuses on wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, trust administration, asset protection and prenuptial agreements. As a mother of four, Cassady understands the need for women to protect their families in all circumstances.
Las Vegas attorney Paola Armeni is a partner at Gentile Cristalli Miller Armeni Savarese, a litigation firm. Formed just over a year ago, Armeni is proud of what the firm has become in such a short time. Armeni practices primarily in criminal and civil rights litigation, which often overlap and are a natural fit, because she “wanted to be the voice of people who often cannot be their own voice.
Gwen Rutar Mullins joined the law firm of Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC as a partner in 2007. Howard & Howard provides specialized legal services to businesses and business owners. Mullins is a versatile attorney with special concentration in the areas of construction law, commercial litigation, probate, estate planning, business planning and litigation, corporate, contracts and real estate.
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.
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.
These Fearless Females demonstrate that taking a risk and accepting a challenge can help a person grow and impact a community.
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.