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Valley’s ladies treated to the Women’s Expo

Soroptimist International has one main mission - ensuring women and girls can access the resources and opportunities they need to be able to reach their full potential and live their very best lives.

In pursuit of that ever-continuing mission, the Pahrump Valley chapter of Soroptimist recently hosted an event specifically geared toward the ladies of the community, the 4th Annual Women’s Expo.

Hosted Saturday, April 20 at the NyE Communities Coalition Activities Center, the Women’s Expo brought together a variety of area entities and businesses, all with something to interest the fairer sex, and event organizers were absolutely thrilled with the results.

“The event was a resounding success,” an obviously elated Linda Fitzgibbons raved afterward.

As president of the local Soroptimist club, Fitzgibbons said she was delighted to see so many women with their daughters enjoying a girls-day-out together.

“It was also really a different-feeling event because it had such a variety of vendors focused on women. Our event featured 25 vendors catering to women’s needs, encompassing a diverse range of interests, including family law, financial services, women’s health and interior design, just to name a few. The majority of these vendors were also women-owned businesses or were represented by women at their booths,” Fitzgibbons said, adding, “The vendors have expressed their eagerness to participate again next year, with several highlighting their appreciation for the event’s focus on women’s needs and the reflection of this in the attendee demographic.”

As for the turnout itself, Fitzgibbons said it was quite strong, with an estimate of over 150 residents making their way through on April 20.

“Attendance was high early in the day and remained consistent until the event concluded,” she remarked. “The excellent turnout was likely due to the beautiful weather, which encouraged people to spend the day out! And with a food truck present, many attendees took the opportunity to enjoy lunch while attending the Expo as well. The feedback from the primarily-women attendees was overwhelmingly positive, emphasizing how the event seemed custom-made for them.”

Fitzgibbons offered her immense gratitude to everyone who came together for the event, concluding, “A heartfelt thank-you to all the vendors and attendees for creating such a memorable day and a special acknowledgement to our event chair, Paula Elefante, and her committee for organizing an outstanding program for the women and girls in our community.”

For more information on SIPV visit SoroptimistPV.com

Contact reporter Robin Hebrock at rhebrock@pvtimes.com

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