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BeConnected – NAPW eChapter Roundup with Louise Newsome


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Welcome to ‘BeConnected,’ where I’ll discuss important details from our most recent eChapter events and keep our members informed on upcoming events before they happen.

The NAPW eChapter is our fastest growing Chapter! More than 1,000+ professional women from all over the country register for our bi-weekly events. Register now for our next eChapter meeting on Wednesday, June 15th at 4pm where we’ll discuss The Art of Negotiating.

NAPW President Star Jones and I enjoy connecting with members from all over the country and discussing important topics that impact professional women. At our latest events, we discussed the hows and whys of networking and how to get a seat at the table.

Here’s a quick roundup of recent events:

Networking: How and Why – May 18, 2016

Marti MacEwan, MA

Marti MacEwan

Therapist and Stage Fright Coach

Marti showed us the “Rapid Release Process,” a simple exercise to help alleviate insecurity and fear from stage fright. Watch the full replay here.

Recommended Read:
Networking for People Who Hate Networking by Devora Zack

Dawn Stebbing AICI CIC
Dawn Stebbing
Chief Executive Offer & Executive Presence Coach
Dawn Stebbing, LLC.

Dawn’s 3 Tips on How to Dress for a Networking Event:

  • Know your Audience: Call the event facilitator and ask about dress code
  • Dress with Confidence: Wear something that makes you feel great
  • Coordinate Color: Black hides a lot, but don’t be afraid to add a pop of color; e.g., a necklace, earrings, scarf, camisole, etc.

Recommended Read: How to Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Leann Ferry, MPA, CPC
Leann Ferry
Women’s Empowerment Coach

Leann’s 3 Key Elements to Successful Networking:

  • Relationship Mindset: Build genuine relationships over time
  • Personal Presence: Show up with confidence and humility
  • Be Curious: Ask open-ended questions and be an active listener

 Recommended Read: The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

Getting a Seat at the Table – June 1, 2016

Kathie Brady - Growth Strategist
Kathie Callahan Brady
President & CEO
Frederick Innovation Technology Center Inc.

 “Getting at the table happens behind the scenes before you actually get there.”

Kathie’s 3 Behind-the-Scenes Tips:

  • Join a Peer Group
  • Enhance your skillset with Continual Learning
  • Develop Relationships

Recommended Read: The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller

LaQuita (LaQuita Taylor) Jewett, CPA
LaQuita Jewett
Director, Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) Practice
Citrin Cooperman

“Getting a seat at the table means being an essential player on the team.”

LaQuita’s 3 Tips to be an Essential Player:

  • Tap into the issues and offer solutions to problems
  • Actively refresh your skills with continual learning
  • Look for creative ways to do things differently

Recommended Read: The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey

Silvia Espino
Silvia Espino
Director, Human Resources
Zodiac Aerospace 

Silvia’s 3 Tips on How to Keep Your Seat:

  • Know your Business: Understand your industry and your company
  • Make Decisions with Data: Prove with numbers that your ideas will work
  • Be Coachable: Be willing to learn more from the people you work with

Recommended Reads: The Trust Edge by David Horsager; Good to Great by James Collins; Leading from the Front: No-Excuse Leadership Tactics for Women by Angie Morgan & Courtney Lynch


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Louise Newsome
NAPW National Director of Chapters
NYC Local Chapter President

Network with more than 17,000 members at NAPW eChapter events.
Join the NAPW eChapter today. Our bi-weekly virtual meetings are connecting professional women across the country and around the world – bringing the power of networking directly to their desktops, tablets and mobile devices.



Megan Bozzuto