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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.
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.
These incredible women who are residents of Southern Nevada demonstrate their love for their families as well as their community.
There are many misconceptions about homeless teens, but Lisa Preston, executive director at Street Teens, can explain the facts.
Stacey Ranieri, owner of Ranieri Construction, is a licensed general contractor and licensed Realtor who really enjoys building, remodeling and selling buildings in Las Vegas. She followed the path of her father, who was a superintendent for large construction firms.
The Women’s Club of Summerlin held its 20th annual charity event to benefit the Nevada Children’s Center at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. The “Honor the Past, Embrace the Future” included a luncheon, raffles and silent auction. Local celebrities and entertainment featured Frankie Scinta singing the national anthem and a performance by The Australian Bee Gees.