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Celebrating 20 Years of Empowering Women: The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada

As March unfolds its vibrant hues, it not only heralds the arrival of spring but also heralds the celebration of Women’s History Month. Amidst this commemoration of women’s remarkable achievements and contributions, the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada (WCCNV) and the WCCNV Legacy Foundation proudly announce the 20th Annual Women’s Hall of Fame (WHOF) event. Set to take place on March 22, 2024, at Lawry’s The Prime Rib in The Great Room, this significant milestone promises an unforgettable evening, dedicated to honoring extraordinary women and their remarkable accomplishments.


Las Vegas Corporate Event Photography – Past Event: 19th Annual Nevada Women’s Hall of Fame

As a media outlet committed to community engagement and women’s empowerment, French Quarter Magazine is thrilled to be a part of this prestigious event. As a special gesture, each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of French Quarter Magazine’s latest edition, renowned for its dedication to highlighting events in our community and championing women’s empowerment. Our magazine features weekly articles showcasing the latest achievements of women from diverse backgrounds, celebrating their successes and contributions. Furthermore, we’re excited to announce that our upcoming 2024 Summer edition will feature images capturing the essence of the 20th Annual Women’s Hall of Fame event. Guests can revel in the elegance and excitement of the evening and later reminisce about the magical moments through the pages of French Quarter Magazine.


Honoring Trailblazers: The 2024 WHOF Inductees

Each year, the Women’s Hall of Fame recognizes exceptional women who have made significant strides in their respective fields. This year’s lineup of inductees is nothing short of inspiring:


  1. Top Honor Recipient: Mary Beth Sewald, President and CEO of the Vegas Chamber of Commerce

  2. Lifetime Achievement Inductee: Barbara Wood

  3. Minority Lifetime Achievement Inductee: Justice Patricia Lee

  4. Exceptional Leadership Inductee: Berenice Church

  5. WHOF Leadership Inductees: Colleen Walters Birch, Kimberly Miles, Haith Johnson, Latoya Holman, Blossom Tavares

  6. WHOF Young Professional Leadership Inductee: Mary Elizabeth Bacon, Sabrina Borghoff, Jane Sherlock

  7. WHOF Organizational Leadership Inductees: Leanna Jenkins, Wendi Schweigart, Brook Neubauer, Aynalem Getahun, Anette Logan-Parker Young

  8. Legacy Entertainment, Media, and Venue Inductees: Patranya Bhoolsuwan, Stacey Gualandi, Skye Dee Miles, The Bootlegger Bistro

These remarkable women have blazed trails, shattered glass ceilings, and left an indelible mark on their communities and industries. Their achievements serve as a testament to the power of resilience, determination, and unwavering dedication.


Photo Credit: Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada

Las Vegas Corporate Event Photography

Las Vegas Corporate Event Photography

Las Vegas Corporate Event Photography

Las Vegas Corporate Event Photography

Photos: Past Event — 19th Annual Nevada Women’s Hall of Fame


A Noble Cause: Supporting At-Risk Female High School Students

Beyond the glitz and glamour of the WHOF event lies a noble cause close to the heart of the Women’s Chamber — the WCCNV Legacy Foundation© 501(c)(3) scholarship fund for at-risk female high school students. Proceeds from the event go towards supporting these students, providing them with opportunities for higher education and a brighter future.


The Story of the Women’s Chamber: A Legacy of Empowerment

The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada traces its roots back to May 8, 2002, when it was established as the only Women’s “State” Chamber in Nevada’s 160-year history. Founded by June L. Beland, an esteemed figure in the entertainment industry, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy, the chamber was born out of a desire to empower women in Nevada.


June Beland’s vision was simple yet profound — to create a platform where women could access resources, support, mentoring, and opportunities to thrive in the business world. Despite facing challenges and obstacles along the way, June remained steadfast in her commitment to uplifting women and building a community where they could flourish.


Today, the Women’s Chamber stands as a beacon of empowerment, advocacy, and solidarity for women across Nevada. With its rich history and unwavering dedication to its mission, the chamber continues to pave the way for women to achieve their fullest potential.


Looking Towards the Future

As the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada celebrates its 20th anniversary, it looks towards the future with optimism, determination, and a renewed commitment to its mission. Through its programs, initiatives, and advocacy efforts, the chamber remains steadfast in its pursuit of gender equality, economic empowerment, and inclusive prosperity for all.


In conclusion, the 20th Annual Women’s Hall of Fame event serves not only as a celebration of past achievements but also as a reminder of the limitless potential and boundless possibilities that lie ahead. As we honor the remarkable women who have paved the way, let us also reaffirm our commitment to building a more equitable, inclusive, and empowered world for generations to come.


For more information about the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada and the 20th Annual Women’s Hall of Fame event, please visit www.womenschamberofnevada.org or contact us at whof2@womenschamberofnevada.org.

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