Join us on June 6th for our next Changemaker Chat with Dr. Joanne L. Goodwin at the Student Union Theater on the UNLV campus.

Las Vegas is known to be able to do anything you might have in mind. Anything and everything includes being a Professor at UNLV, publishing a book and why not try launching a women leadership program. Those are just some of Joanne’s accomplishments. Our theme this month is CONNECTIONS. As we think about the bonds that tie us and the power of those bonds – whether it be as a student, a friend, a peer, an aunt, a manager or even a mentor. We are going to explore how some of Joanne’s strongest ‘connections’ have influenced her journey. What has that connection meant to her, how has it influenced her journey and/or her work today?

Reserve your spot today!


Jun 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Admission: Free or Donation


Joanne L. Goodwin is a Professor of History and Director Emerita of the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada (WRIN) at UNLV. She received her doctorate from the University of Michigan and published a book and several articles on the intersection of gender and welfare policy. Since arriving in Las Vegas in 1991, she has developed numerous resources on the history of women in the region, including the Nevada Women’s Archive (Lied Library at UNLV), the Las Vegas Women Oral History Project, and the Women in Nevada History digital resource ( She has numerous articles and chapters that explore women’s history in Las Vegas and her book, Changing the Game: Women at Work in Las Vegas 1940-1990, was published by the University of Nevada Press Oct 2014. Public history provides a new audience for her research as illustrated by her latest project. She co-produced MAKERS: Women in Nevada History (first aired Oct 2014), a collaboration between the Women’s Research Institute, Vegas PBS and the UNLV History Department.

Her commitment to the women of this area is not only demonstrated by her professional research, but also by her work developing leadership training among college-age women while director of WRIN. In 2001, she developed a relationship with Rutgers University to bring the award-winning program N.E.W. Leadership to Nevada and offered it to college-age women around the state. Over 325 young women have gone through the training and are working in business, government, and non-profit sectors today. Through the research institute, Dr. Goodwin also helped to produce the report Status of Women in Nevada(2005). She is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in the state, through research and education. (280)


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