The 25th annual Salute to Women of Achievement is tomorrow, Thursday May 26th. This event celebrates women in the area as well as inspires young women to study STEM-science, technology, engineering, and math.
Karen Purcell, founder of PK Electrical, believes individuals who pursue careers in STEM have a bright future ahead of them. Her company has created electric designs for major projects around town, like the University’s Knowledge and Student Achievement centers. Purcell is chairing the Nevada Women’s fund event.
The keynote speaker is ‘Girls Who Code’ founder Reshma Saujani. 14 hundred people are expected to attend the event inside the Grand Sierra Resort. Channel 2 is proud to sponsor this event.
“When you look at women of power. and fitting into professions that are out there in non-traditional for women. It's invigorating and just inspiring," says Purcell.