Announcements, Member Connections Newsletter

July 2015 Announcements


Stay current and in-the-know about NAPW announcements, upcoming events, social media
and more!


Attend the NAPW Networking Summit Series
Chicago, IL │Los Angeles, CA │New York, NY

Our Three-City Summit Series kicked off in CHICAGO and it was a huge success!



Summit attendees planned their day with a jam-packed agenda of powerful networking opportunities, unique meet-ups, live coaching sessions, seminars and so much more. Members and guests met exhibitors from Cargill, Insight, Manpower Group, Owens Corning, Professional Diversity Network, TEKsystems, the US Navy and University of Phoenix, learned about great products and services at our VIP Member Showcase, and shopped ’til they dropped
at the NAPW Mall.


Our “Whole Woman Power Panel” moderated by NAPW President Star Jones, featured an informative Q&A session with 10 distinguished industry professionals from a diverse range of industries which included health and wellness, entrepreneurship, executive coaching, continuing education and finance.

The panel included (in no particular order):
Diane Alexander, Director of Human Resources, Life Cycle Foundation; Sarah Baker, President, StyleBodySoul, LLC; Heidi Barker Sa Shekhem, Vice President of Global Media Relations and Issues Management, McDonald’s Corporation; Yuri Brown-Cruzat, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion and Deputy Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago​;  Freida Curry, Managing Director, Established Business Services, Women’s Business Development Center; Lisa Rosenzweig, Director of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, myFootpath LLC; Melissa Dawn Simkins, President, Velvet Suite® – Leader of Brand Your Influence Seminar and Brand Your Style Live Coaching Experience; Megan Wessels, Central Regional Manager, National Association of Professional Women; Denise Hansard, Life Architect and Professional Speaker – Leader of Chapter Presidents and Leadership Team Workshop; and Louise Newsome, National Director of Chapters, National Association of Professional Women.

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“Photos For Philanthropy” inspired the afternoon. For $20, attendees were invited to take a professional photo with NAPW President and Event Host, Star Jones.
Proceeds were donated to the NAPW Foundation’s four philanthropic partners: the American Heart Association, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Dress for Success and Girls Inc.
With your help, we raised 1,000

A very special thank you to our inspirational speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and vendors for their generous support. And most of all, Thank YOU for attending and allowing us to Power your World with unlimited connections and networking opportunities!

We’re Ready for Part II! Who’s joining us?

Registration for our LA Summit is Coming Soon!

Skirball Cultural Center
Friday, August 7, 2015
11am – 5pm

Metropolitan Pavilion
Friday, November 6, 2015
11am – 5pm

Check your inbox soon for more information!


NAPW is Enhancing Your Learning Opportunities with NEW Educational Benefits!

Create Your Pathway to Success with our Operation Graduate Program!

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NAPW members now have the opportunity to advance or complete their education at a fully accredited, nonprofit college or university through our new educational partner, myFootpath, and their Operation Graduate program – with exclusive features, including:

  • Free Education Counselor – Gain one-on-one academic advice and access to helpful education resources.
  • Career Credit Assessment – Convert professional experience and training courses into academic credits.
  • Unique Scholarship Opportunity – Apply for a scholarship for you and your family members.
  • Flexible Learning Options – Learn online or onsite at traditional campuses across the country.
  • Career-Focused Education – Select from a wide range of degree programs and fields of study.
  • Save Time and Money – NAPW members may complete their degree 40% faster and save as much as $6,500 in tuition.

Learn more now or Call 1-844-OPGRAD2 (674-7232).


Success is Just a Click Away…

Empower Your eLearning Experience with 360training!

360 Training

Coming Soon!

Get ahead in your career or make a fresh start! NAPW’s new partnership with helps create learners for life by offering our members an exclusive eLearning marketplace with a full circle of virtual learning programs.

Our NAPW 360training program features:

  • One-stop training and certification for business professionals
  • Innovative education technology used by 3 million users worldwide
  • Over 6,000 online courses, including professional development, career certification, workplace safety, real estate education and much more!
  • Access to an extensive course library with industry-specific programs


Attend a Diversity Career Fair

The Diversity Career Fair—where professionals netWORK for success—is your chance to explore new career opportunities, meet with top local and national organizations and experience the career success you want. Employers are looking for diverse professional candidates just like you!

 Register now!

NAACP National Convention Diversity Career Fair
Experience a casual ‘Open House’ environment with employer representatives recruiting onsite. Candidates are encouraged to bring résumés and search employers’ careers page to pre-apply to jobs of interest.

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
12pm – 6pm
RSVP now!

National Urban League (NUL) Conference and Career Fair
Annual three-day event that brings employers and job-seekers together, featuring direct recruitment, on-site interviewing and professional development workshops on a variety of topics.

Broward County Convention Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Thursday, July 30 – Saturday, August 1, 2015
RSVP now!


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You’re Looking. They’re Hiring. It’s the Perfect Match!

NAPW Career Center Introduces
Hire AdvantEdgeTM
All-New Job Matching and Placement Technology

Introducing the all-new NAPW Career Center, featuring the cutting-edge job matching and placement technology of Hire AdvantEdgeTM.

Yes, our new Career Center is more than a job board! Whether you’re looking to make a power move into the executive suite, advance to senior management or seeking a higher-level position, NAPW’s award-winning, skills-matching technology helps you achieve your goals. We personally match you with a position that is perfect for you.

Our trusted NAPW partners, including top brands such as Accenture, GlaxoSmithKline, Xerox and hundreds more, are seeking qualified senior managers and executive women to join their teams.

Here’s how it works:

Simply complete your NAPW Career Center profile for maximum exposure…

  • We instantly search hundreds of thousands of jobs against your profile to find opportunities that are right for YOU.
  • Upon being matched to an eligible open position, we’ll contact you via text message and email with your perfect job matches.
  • Our Career Specialist will call you for a qualifying assessment to see if you think the position is really a perfect fit for you.
  • Once our assessment is complete, you’ll apply for the position, and confirm via text message or email to us that you have applied.
  • Then, your Career Specialist will directly contact the employer to notify them that you’re a qualified candidate and provide the employer with your contact information so they can get in touch with you.

Attention NAPW Entrepreneurs – Post Your Job with Us!

If you’re looking to add talented, dedicated, committed professional women to your team, post your job on the NAPW Career Center. There’s no charge. You receive 100 free postings a year – as long as they’re posted one at a time.

Take advantage of your Hire AdvantEdgeTM with your new, free, exclusive NAPW member
benefit now!




Attention All NAPW BizWomen…
Take Advantage of Our Partnership with! delivers the latest news focused on shaping women’s careers, developing your business, improving your bottom line and enhancing your lives. Even better, you’ll find additional NAPW blogs on bizwomen every week! While you’re there, sign up for bizwomen/The Business Journals newsletter to receive the latest news, original reporting, trend analysis and profiles of leading entrepreneurs. With around-the-clock, coast-to-coast coverage, you’ll connect with women who define leadership.

We’re proud to have in NAPW’s family of partners!



Get Connected!
NAPW Foundation Now on Facebook and Twitter

Great News! Now you can connect with the NAPW Foundation and find out all the latest updates, news and information regarding our philanthropic partners — the American Heart Association, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Dress for Success and Girls Inc. — Local Chapter monthly themed charitable initiatives and so much more! Have something you’d like to share? Post it on our NAPWFoundation page on Facebook and tweet @NAPWFoundation. Remember to “like us” on Facebook and follow us on Twitter while you’re there.



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NAPW National Networking Summit Series
Chicago, IL │Los Angeles, CA │New York, NY

Membership in NAPW Pays for Itself!

“Be part of America’s largest, most powerful network for professional women.”
—Star Jones, President, NAPW


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Calling All Bloggers…
Share Your Expertise on Women360

Are you a leader in your industry? Share your expertise, advice, knowledge and tips with NAPW members. Gain exposure for your business and contribute thought-provoking content. Become a guest blogger on NAPW’s blog, Women360.

Contact today.



Join the NAPW Member Spotlight Board on NAPW’s Pinterest Page!

Exclusively for VIP, Elite and Preferred members, this promotional feature offers members highlighted in the Member Spotlight section of our Member Connections newsletter an outstanding opportunity to opt in to have their photo and link to their NAPW profile pinned to the NAPW Member Spotlight board. For more information, email now.

Remember: Follow NAPW on Pinterest, mention us in your pins (NAPW) and make sure to re-pin us, especially if you are featured in Member Spotlight.






Megan Bozzuto