55 local women were recognized Thursday for their contributions to our community. The 2012 Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon was held at John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks. The event is sponsored by the Nevada Women's Fund and highlights women doing outstanding things to help improve our community.
This year's key note speaker is author Lee Woodruff, who says she was honored to be asked to speak a the event because women just “get it.” “Women are the ones who tend and befriend one another. They are typically the people in the community who are nurturing everyone else,” she says. Woodruff is no stranger to overcoming challenge. Her husband, reporter Bob Woodruff was critically injured while covering the war in Iraq,
In addition to the luncheon this year’s honorees will get additional funding and training from the Nevada Women's Fund to continue their work in the community.