UWSN’s Women United is a network of strong women leaders in the Southern Nevada community. In honor of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting the members who have helped UWSN’s Women United lead the charge and inspired the change in our community. Lisa Shelton is one of our dedicated Women United members, and is also part of NV Energy, one of our biggest supporters. Our partners at NV Energy are dedicated to making a positive impact in our community and we are honored to have members of their team be a part of UWSN’s Women United.
For many volunteering is not enough so they look for other ways to leave their footprint in Southern Nevada, and a path for various women leaders in our community that is becoming a Women United member. Lisa shared with us her ‘why’ for being a long-term Women United member, she says, “I appreciate that Women United provides a forum for empowered women to go out in the community and assist women and kids, thereby empowering them and strengthening our community.” Learn more about Lisa and her journey as a Women United member below.
What is your favorite part of being a member or a favorite memory of Women United?
I really enjoy the suit drive. I love that so many women choose to donate and come together give clothing items, accessories, etc. that are going to help other women get back into the work force. These are not just a bunch of outfits; someone’s “this outfit doesn’t work on me” may turn out to be just the right outfit to give another woman an extra boost of confidence so she goes in and nails that interview and gets that job!
Who is a woman leader throughout history that has inspired you?
There’s a couple of recent women who inspire me. Michelle Obama is one and what I find inspiring about her is her positive outlook in the face of severe public scrutiny. She could stay silent but did not; instead, she drew the line in the sand and said say what you will-go low and I will continue taking the high road as will those who know and support me. And recently, Stephanie Stuckey, the CEO of Stuckey’s has been an inspiration. I have been connected to her on LinkedIn for about a year and following her story as she is in the process of rebuilding and reviving her family’s business and brand.
Tell us about a time when you were kind, wise, brave, or bold?
I like to believe I was wise in going back to school to get my bachelor’s degree and that my current pursuit of my MBA is another wise decision.