The PK office attended the 25th anniversary of the Nevada Women’s Fund Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon yesterday at the GSR. 

PK employees at the Nevada Women of Achievement luncheon

PK employees at the Nevada Women of Achievement luncheon

This years theme was focused on STEM, specifically, women in STEM, so who better to be chair of the event, than PK’s very own Karen Purcell!  As principal of PK Electrical, a 28 person Electrical Engineering firm, with offices in Reno and Denver and founder of STEMspire, a non-profit organization aimed to inspire young women to enter the STEM fields with confidence, the theme of this years’ lunch is something Karen feels passionately about.   
View from the dais of Karen speaking at the Nevada Women of Achievement luncheon

View from the dais of Karen speaking at the Nevada Women of Achievement luncheon

Karen was interviewed by KTVN – Channel 2, regarding her involvement with the Women of Achievement luncheon and her passion for inspiring women to study STEM.  You can watch a clip of that interview by clicking the link below. http://www.ktvn.com/story/32067058/salute-to-women-of-achievement-luncheon-in-reno-Thursday There were over 70 honorees at this years luncheon and PK is especially proud of two of those women!
Over 70 honorees!

Over 70 honorees!

Event Chair, Karen Purcell with Honorees Scott Pruter and Savina Gonzalez

Event Chair, Karen Purcell with Honorees, Scott Pruter and Savina Gonzalez

  Nominated by PK Electrical, honoree, Savina Gonzalez.  Savina is the Production Manager at PK and is responsible for the oversight of all production staff.  She has been a member of the Junior League of Reno for over 10 years and currently serves on the board as secretary.  Savina is a charter member of the Nevada Museum of Art and enjoys hiking and snowshoeing.  She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University and an Associates of Arts degree from TMCC. Nominated by  STEMspire, honoree, Scott PruterScott has more than 38 years of experience in STEM.  Her experience began as an electrical drafter and has advanced to senior electrical designer and project manager at PK Electrical.  She has worked on the electrical design for many complex projects in Nevada.  Her experience includes all aspects of the electrical design process.  Scott has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Texas.  Scott enjoys hiking, kayaking and activities with her dogs.  The Keynote speaker for the lunch was Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization with a mission to close gender gap in technology.  http://girlswhocode.com/  It was a great event and our whole office was proud to attend! About The Nevada Women’s Fund: The NWF works with community donors and supporters to raise financial contributions and other resources to support northern Nevada women and families.  They identify critical social needs and address them through award of individual education scholarships and community grant making to community non-profit organizations that share the NWF mission to strengthen and empower our community.  Learn more about the Nevada Women’s Fund and how you can help, by going to their website, http://nevadawomensfund.org/.  

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