NAPW Power Networking Events

Highlights from the NAPW Power Networking Event in NYC


Chic atmosphere, great energy, hundreds of like-minded professional women making connections…what more can you ask for?

Our Power Networking Event at the Midtown Loft and Terrace in New York City was AMAZING…and we’re not just saying that because we work here!  It was great seeing how much our members enjoy networking and getting to know each other.

National Director of Chapters, Louise Newsome

Members and Guests Speed Networking

At networking events, it’s important to break the ice right away—so that’s exactly what we did. National Director of Chapters, Louise Newsome took the stage to host some fun, interactive speed networking sessions, where attendees made quick and valuable professional connections. You can learn a lot about another person in 30 seconds!

NAPW President, Star Jones

Louise introduced the fabulous host of the evening, NAPW President Star Jones. Star brought everyone up to speed on what’s new and exciting at NAPW, and shared intimate details about her personal and professional networking journey.

Panelist, Jean Shaforoff signing copies of her book

Star Jones (left) interviewing Jean Shafiroff (right) at “The Power of One” panel

Time for the special guest of the evening!

Star introduced, “New York’s First Lady of Philanthropy,” Jean Shafiroff to the stage for “The Power of One” panel. Special thanks to Jean for enlightening, inspiring and educating us on ‘how to make a life by what you give.’ You can purchase a copy of Jean’s book on and

Top Left: Rita Goldberg, Founder and CEO of British Swim School Franchise, LLC; Top Right: Nancy Palaia-Collier, President and Owner of CRAKROC candy and Louise Newsome, National Director of Chapters; Bottom: Erica Young, Owner of Erica M. bodywear.

After an incredible panel, our VIP Member Spotlights came to the stage to highlight their businesses. They all brought great raffles prizes to give away at the end of the event.

Here are the lucky winners!

download-2From left to right: Lucy (Guest), winner of the CRAKROC candy gift basket; Marilyn Ordonez (NAPW member), winner of the tights from Erica M. bodywear; and Jessica (Guest), winner of swim lessons from The British Swim School.

Thank you to GEICO for sponsoring our Power Networking Event and to all who attended and participated. You made the evening so memorable and we can’t wait to do it again!

Join Star Jones as she hosts our final Power Networking Event of the year in Los Angeles on November 15, 2016. Be inspired as Star interviews Cookie Johnson, entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, advocate for women and wife of NBA legend, Earvin “Magic” Johnson. You can register for the event HERE.

Till next time!

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Megan Bozzuto