Mayor | City of North Las Vegas
Mayor Pamela Goynes-Brown, a North Las Vegas resident since 1964, is the first African-American elected to represent the City of North Las Vegas as Mayor. She previously was the first African-American woman to represent Ward 2 and was the first African American woman to serve as North Las Vegas Mayor Pro-Tempore. Goynes-Brown is a retired assistant principal in the Clark County School District, where she dedicated 35 years to education in Southern Nevada. She holds a master’s degree from NOVA Southeastern University in elementary education, with an endorsement in educational leadership. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Prairie View A&M University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Over her years of service, Goynes-Brown has received numerous award and recognitions, including “Woman of the Year” from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. for her dedication and support to the Las Vegas community, “Women in Business and Politics” from the Urban Chamber of Commerce, “Women’s Equality” by the Women's Democratic Club, Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges and the Ella Cullins Weaver Award. Goynes-Brown is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Tau Beta Sigma Band Sorority and Mu Alpha Sigma Music Honor Society and has been a member of the National Association of School Administrators, Clark County Educational Professionals Association, Clark County Association of Schools Administrators and Professional Technical Employees. She is married to Romero and has two children, Bobby R. Owens, III and Michael A. Owens. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, fishing, playing bingo, and watching and participating in various sports.
Overview: Black women know firsthand the energy and toll it takes to navigate workplace toxicity, bias, and systemic inequities. Even when Black women achieve the pinnacle of traditionally defined “success,” we are still not thriving. This workshop will teach its participants how to establish psychological safety and belonging in organizations that are not necessarily designed to support Black women. The session will also offer proven strategies and practical tips on how to use your personal power and leadership abilities to influence culture shifts around equity in compensation, performance, and access to support/resources that will help advance their careers.
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