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The 18th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon will be held on May 1, 2018 at The Conference Center of Las Vegas, 6590 Bermuda Road, from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, and will honor 13 dynamic women with the prestigious 2018 Women of Distinction Awards. Nominees need not be members of NAWBO.

NAWBO Southern Nevada has hosted the Women of Distinction Awards since 1998 to celebrate the accomplishments of women. We commemorate the achievements of all our nominees at this event.

This year's program will feature Eileen Moore as the keynote speaker.  Eileen Moore is Regional President of The Flamingo, The LINQ and The Cromwell casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip.  Her region has in excess of 5,000 employees and contributes over $500M in revenues to the enterprise.  Caesars Entertainment, Inc. is a casino entertainment company with over 40 casinos, 70,000 employees and $8.6 billion in annual revenues. Moore also serves as a member of the company’s Capital Committee.

She was previously Regional President and General Manager of the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel in Southern Indiana.  Under her leadership, the property won its first-ever designation as a best place to work in the region by the Courier-Journal, and was named the top Corporate Philanthropist in the region by Business First.  She also had operational oversight over two Illinois casinos. She also served as Assistant General Manager of Harrah’s New Orleans.  She transitioned to that role after serving as Vice President of Slot Revenue Management. In that capacity, she was tasked with increasing overall slot floor profitability through the selection, pricing and placement of slot machines across 40 casinos. She also acted as the chief of staff with her role of Executive Assistant to the CEO, COO and CFO for two years.  Eileen has earned Caesars highest honors as a recipient of both the Chairman’s Award and the Excellence in Leadership Award for the first-ever hotel/gaming revenue management system deployment.  Before joining Harrah’s in 1999, Moore was the National Director of Revenue Management for Fairmont Hotels in San Francisco.  She has also held several revenue management and hotel operations roles with Hilton Hotels at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

The program highlights women whose excellence and dedication sets them apart in their fields and inspires success. Women are recognized in the following categories:

  • Rising Star
  • Glass Ceiling
  • Entrepreneur of the Year 
  • Arts/Entertainment/Media
  • Business/Retail/Manufacturing
  • Corporate/Government Services
  • Education
  • Gaming/Hospitality/Convention Services
  • Medical/Healthcare Services 
  • Philanthropy/Community Service
  • Professional Services/Public Relations 
  • Real Estate/Construction 
  • STEM


  • Nominees must demonstrate a commitment to advocacy for improving the lives of women.  
  • Nominees must live and/or work in the Southern Nevada Region.
  • Nominees do not need to be a member of NAWBO.
  • Nominees submitting for the Rising Star Award do hereby verify that they will be under 40 years old on May 1, 2018.
  • The Nominator for the Glass Ceiling Award must be an employee of a NAWBO Southern Nevada Corporate Partner but not the Nominee.
  • Submitted applications that do not follow the submission guidelines and meet the eligibility requirements may be disqualified.

Applications are due by the end of the day on March 21, 2018. Please setup up a login and use this platform to nominate for WODA 2018. As the nominees are nominated they will receive a link to complete the online application through this same platform. Please direct all questions to womenofdistinction@nawbosnv.org or Sandy Roche at (702) 524-6208.

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WODA 2018 Event Registration

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