Joanne Goodwin (Women's Research Institute of Nevada) was a nominee for the 15th annual Women of Distinction Award presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Southern Nevada. The association, whose membership represents Southern Nevada's most influential business leaders, helps to educate and empower women business owners in our community. The Women of Distinction Awards recognize women who have distinguished themselves as industry leaders among their colleagues. Goodwin was nominated in the education category for her work in developing numerous resources on the history of women in our region, as well as her leadership of the Women's Research Institute of Nevada and the NEW Leadership program. Over the last 10 years, NEW Leadership Nevada at UNLV has provided civic engagement and leadership training for more than 220 college women.