NWF President and CEO, Isabelle, and a lucky purse winner at the 2019 Power of the Purse event

Power of the Purse


We are excited to announce that the 2021 Power of the Purse event is Friday, November 19, 2021. Please join us in celebration and support this fundraising event by becoming a sponsor of Reno’s premier holiday event.

The longstanding and sought after annual event and purse raffle returns virtually!

Over 20 designer purses will be raffled during the event.

You may purchase purse raffle tickets beginning November 1 through the night of the event. The raffle will be held live online and you must be watching to win. Click here to visit the event website.


How to Shop and Participate in the Purse Raffle from the Comfort of Your Home

One: Register online (remember registration is free) and get ready to purchase your virtual purse raffle tickets. Preview each purse starting November 1.

Two: Host a view party in the comfort of your home and following safe COVID-guidelines in place. You’ll be able to stream the event from your computer, phone, or smart TV while enjoying an evening with your friends, near and far. Since we are virtual anyone can join in the fun!

Three (optional): Start a fundraising team. This is a great option for businesses and large groups. Contact the Nevada Women’s Fund office for details, 775-786-2335 or [email protected]








Women of Achievement

Dear Friends of the Nevada Women’s Fund,

Although this year’s Salute to Women of Achievement was organized differently due to Covid, we remained very proud to move forward with recognizing and celebrating the determination, passion and dedication of women in our Northern Nevada community, and the businesses and employers that support them. 


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, together we celebrate women who meaningfully contribute to their workplace, families and community.

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

The event is an excellent opportunity to honor women inside and outside of your organization. Honor a key employee in your company or maybe consider recognizing a woman in the community. Identify teachers, caregivers, faith workers, non-profit professionals or volunteers.


 Dr. Jen Welter, Isabelle Wilson,  &  Jamie Gazza