Accomplishments: Women's Research Institute of Nevada

June 1, 2013
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...
May 1, 2013
Joanne Goodwin (Women's Research Institute of Nevada) received an invitation from the White House to attend a day-long conference focusing on girls' leadership and civic education. She will be joining a select group of educators, scholars, and elected officials to examine how to promote civic learning and engagement, as well as encourage the participation of women and girls in democracy. In addition, the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University will host a meeting of NEW...
April 1, 2013
Joanne Goodwin and the Women's Research Institute of Nevada received a $1,000 contribution to the institute from the National Notary Association (NNA), courtesy of Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada's attorney general. Masto received the NNA's 2012 March Fong Eu Achievement Award for her dedication to protecting homeowners and consumers nationwide and for acting as a model of conduct in the midst of the foreclosure crisis. The NNA makes a $1,000 contribution each year to an educational...
December 1, 2012
Joanne Goodwin (History) has written a chapter for a book, Oral History, Community, and Work in the American West, which will be published next year. The chapter, "Women at Work in Las Vegas, 1940-1980," examines the ways in which the history of the Las Vegas tourism industry and its female workers could not be fully understood without the firsthand accounts offered through the oral history method.
July 27, 2012
Nancy Lough (Educational Research, Cognition & Development), Joanne Goodwin (Women's Research Institute of Nevada), Carol Harter (Black Mountain Institute), and Peg Rees (Educational Outreach) participated in the panel discussion "Equity in Education: Celebrating 40 Years of Title IX" in April. The panel, which included Judith Sweet, codirector for the Alliance of Women Coaches, looked back at the progress and challenges of the 40 years since Title IX passed in 1972. While it is widely...