Power of the Purse

2022 Power of the Purse event will be held Friday, November 18 at the Downtown Reno Ballroom.  The virtual raffle was a great success and we are looking forward to being back in person for this event! 

We celebrate what is inside each woman’s purse- the economic building power that she brings to our local community. Women make up more than half of the U.S. population, and control or influence 85% of consumer spending (Source, Forbes 2019). Our 1000+ guests come to the Reno Ballroom each year to shop local vendors, enjoy food, beverages, and our famous high-end purse raffle. Your support of Power of the Purse allows Nevada Women’s Fund to continue Empowering the Woman who carries the purse!  This premier holiday shopping event raises money to support the Nevada Women’s Fund’s scholarship and grant programs. Since 1983 Nevada Women’s Fund has awarded over $9 million in academic scholarships for women in Northern Nevada and awarded community grants supporting women and children. Our academic scholarships support local women to obtain higher education, resulting in them achieving financial security.


General admission tickets – $75.  Ticket includes: Access to the event from 6-9pm,  2 drink tickets, appetizers and access to shop from our select vendors.

 VIP tickets – $150.  Ticket includes: Early admittance at 5pm for a VIP champagne and shopping hour, with first access to shop from our select vendors, a VIP hour purse raffle, 2 drink tickets and appetizers.

 You may purchase tickets here.


We are no longer accepting vendor applications for this year. Please check back in summer of 2023.


We have several sponsorship opportunities available for this event. Click here for more information.


Women of Achievement

The 2022 Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon took place on June 30. This unique event celebrates the determination, passion, and dedication of women in our community and the businesses that support them. Coming from all walks of life, we celebrate women who meaningfully contribute to their workplace, families, and community.

Event Details:  Thursday,  June 30, 2022 | 11:30 am to 1:30 pm | Grand Sierra Resort ~ Grand Ballroom

About the Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon:  Local corporations and organizations recognize individual women for their community service, career, and personal achievements. Considered Reno’s largest business luncheon, nearly 1,400 attend annually to honor the deserving woman in our community while supporting the Nevada Women’s Fund’s mission of empowering achievement in local women and their families.

Salute champions in your company and the community:   The luncheon is an excellent opportunity to honor women inside and outside your organization. Honor a key employee in your company or perhaps consider recognizing a woman in the community. Identify company leaders, teachers, caregivers, faith workers, non-profit professionals, or volunteers – the choice is yours.

2022 Keynote Speaker: Isabelle Rodriguez Wilson has served as the President and CEO of the Nevada Women’s Fund since 2012.  During her tenure, the Fund experienced exponential growth in funding and engagement through its donor network and its annual signature event, Salute to Women of Achievement.

Before moving to Reno in 2005, Rodriguez Wilson enjoyed a fascinating career working with international dignitaries, members of Congress, high-level federal and state government officials, corporate and special interest groups, and entertainment celebrities. She started her career in our nation’s capital as a legislative analyst developing and implementing marketing and advocacy strategies to lobby the Legislative and Executive branches of government. She then served the White House as Senior Advisor to the President of the United States. In this role, she directed the elaborate details associated with the domestic and international event activities, travel, protocol, and media for President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.

How to Participate:  To reserve a table or purchase individual tickets please check back on this website in February 2023. Thank you for your support of the Nevada Women’s Fund!