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Las Vegas’ Top 100 Women of Influence


Readers Choice

Caitlin Shea is a native of Las Vegas with a passion for giving back, Caitlin was named Executive Director of HomeAid Southern Nevada in February of 2014. The organization builds shelters and facilities for homeless populations in the local community. She has worked with many organizations including Rotary International, The RUDY Foundation, CCFA & Delta Zeta.

Esther Rodriguez Brown founded The Embracing Project, a non-profit that promotes Peace and Global Consciousness through programs that helps children, youth, and families around the world that are affected by violence. She created The Center 4 Peace to bring non-profits together to provide integration of services. She owns Ego Friendly Living, where she organizes yoga, meditation, and spiritual retreats. Esther’s efforts are vast, and have been recognized by many.

Radha Chanderraj, owner of Chanderraj Law Offices has served on the Nevada Gaming Commission, is a member of the Nevada Commission on Minority Affairs, member of the State Bar of Nevada, and holds a CPA’s license in Nevada. She is President of United Citizens Foundation, Legal Counsel for the Las Vegas India Chamber of Commerce, and Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Hindu Society of Nevada.

Virginia Adams is the Managing Director of the Polka Dot Powerhouse Chapter in Las Vegas. In addition, she is an Independent Ruby Distributor with Nucerity International, a revolutionary skin technology company. An avid tennis player, she is a multiple medal winner through the Nevada Senior Games and she is ranked nationally.

Eve Jensen is both a licensed travel agent and travel expert, having been in both the travel and hospitality industries for over 30 years. Her passion in Humanitarian Services includes being a member of several charities and nonprofits in which she has taken an active role both in Las Vegas and worldwide.

Jan L. Jones Blackhurst, Executive Vice President of Communications and Government Relations for Caesars Entertainment. Served two terms as Mayor of Las Vegas, Regional Vice Chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Committee, a member of the Women’s Leadership Board at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Nevada Public Radio, Women’s Campaign Fund in Washington, D.C., and Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund.

Kim Wagner is co-host of “Wake Up With the Wagners” and News 3 at Noon. Kim is a Board Member for Safe Nest and the new face of the Make-A-Wish Run with her husband Dana. Kim loves watching college football (especially Gator Football) and participating in all water sports. Her biggest adventure so far was “Running With the Bulls” in Pamplona, Spain during the Festival of San Fermin.

Leah Soares, Real Estate Broker/Owner of Realty Investments of Nevada has more than two decades of business experience. Leah stresses the importance of educating her clients by providing Free Home Buyers Education, Credit Coaching, and Investors Edge Programs. She is also a devoted wife, mother of 3 amazing adult children, and a new grandma. Family is very important to her and she is enjoying her expanding family.

Michele Fiore, Assemblywoman, Clark County Assembly District 4 has over 24 years of business and entrepreneurial experience. She owns a healthcare company that provides care to the sick and elderly, has created jobs for more than 1,800 Nevadans, has volunteered thousands of hours to the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP), sat on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Use of Force Board, and worked with our elite Metro SWAT team.

Sophia Konstantinovna is a Professional Ballroom Dancer, National Competitor and Entrepreneur. She brings sophistication to the Vegas Nightlife by facilitating “Dine, Dance and Date” events, through her company Sophia in Sapphire, voted Top 10 things to do in Las Vegas. Sophia partners with local charities and transforms people’s lives through dance, helping locals feel alive and reconnected.

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