Local Chapters, News

June 2015 Local Chapter News


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Extraordinary! Motivating! Inspiring! The NAPW National Networking Summit Series provides unlimited connections to power your world for professional and personal success. Our Summits feature some of the most influential and accomplished women in the country, our “Whole Woman Power Panel” moderated by Star Jones, and unique networking opportunities with 500+ professional women. Visit “Photos for Philanthropy” and take a picture with Star to support the NAPW Foundation; find your next big opportunity at the Career Fair Pavilion and so much more!

Attend the NAPW National Networking Summit Series

Chicago, IL │Los Angeles, CA │New York, NY

Navy Pier (Lakeview Terrace)
Friday, June 26, 2015
11am – 5pm

RSVP now!

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 its 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).


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Coming Soon!

Get ahead in your career or make a fresh start! NAPW’s new partnership with 360training.com 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
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  • Access to an extensive course library with industry-specific programs


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Professional Diversity Career Fair

The Professional 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


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




NAPW Local Chapters lead with inspiring LGBT initiatives and raise Hunger awareness. June’s Message from Louise motivates NAPW members to embrace diversity and inclusion personally and professionally. In her Q&A, Louise answers your questions about how NAPW members can create unlimited opportunities within our diverse organization. Our President Spotlight links you to Marna Proscia, Putnam County Chapter President, who speaks about how NAPW has impacted her success and her journey transitioning into the role of Chapter President.

Make sure to read The Link every month for more news, views and updates!

Calling all Chapter Presidents! We want you to appear in our Spotlight feature in the following formats of your choice: Q&A Interview, Podcast or Video, “My NAPW Story” or Expertise Article.

It’s your chance to get Link-ed! For more detailed information and to be featured in the
President Spotlight, contact Louise Newsome at lnewsome@napw.com today.


NAPW Local Chapters Worked it Out
for Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May was a motivational month of fitness and healthy exercise.  Local Chapters kept it moving with exciting physical activities, nutrition education and professional networking to power their bodies and minds. NAPW members learned the benefits of exercise and empowered each other and themselves to stay active, be healthy and live happy.

It’s always a great time to join a Local Chapter or even an additional Chapter in your area to expand your connections even further!

You can find a Chapter here.

Live Out Loud!
Support the LGBT Movement
with NAPW’s St. Louis Chapter

Fairness and equality for all . . . That’s the mission of the Human’s Right’s Campaign (HRC) which envisions a world where LGTB people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, work and in every community. St. Louis Chapter President Hania Bednarski and her team of professional women support the same mission and focus their Chapter meeting on LGBT pride. An inspiring representative from the National Board of Governors for HRC is featured to speak about her role on the Board and how NAPW members can get involved in the movement.

Some Food for Thought…
Hunger Awareness with NAPW’s Newport News, VA Chapter

This data is difficult to digest: In 2013, hunger in America effected 45.3 million people in poverty, including 14.7 million children under the age of 18. Newport News, VA Chapter President Marlo Calloway hosts an important meeting for NAPW members to discuss how to stamp out hunger in their local community. The meeting features the Food and Fund Drive Manager of the Peninsula Food Bank, a community leader in providing food to residents across the Virginia Peninsula. NAPW members and guests are invited to donate canned foods or meetup together and shop for items to donate. Their goal is to collect 800 pounds of food donations.

Take a Field Trip to Girls Inc.
with NAPW’s Birmingham, AL Chapter 

Strong, Smart and Bold! The NAPW Birmingham Chapter is going on a field trip . . . No permission slips needed! Chapter President Leigh Ana Amerson and her team venture out to their local Girls Inc. to learn more about the organization and its mission to provide girls with a safe environment where they can play, learn and grow. NAPW members inspire, learn and empower one another to succeed, and continue to make a difference in the lives of women and girls through service, sisterhood and self-help.

Marketing to the New Power Segment
with NAPW’s NYC Chapter

Lead, Support and Succeed! NYC Chapter President Louise Newsome leads her team for an empowering event featuring the Founder and President of Target 10, one of the first integrated marketing agencies to specialize in LGBT consumers. NAPW members learn how to take their businesses to the next level by marketing to “The New Power Segment” and working to leverage and support the LGBT community. Professional women who attend will have the opportunity to “toot their own horn” and share something empowering—for instance—their 30-second elevator pitch or their story of professional success.

Feel the Power of Pride
with NAPW’s Augusta, GA Chapter

In support of LGBT Pride Month, Augusta Chapter President Sue Pellerin and her team of professional women hold a networking meeting that focuses on diversity and inclusion in the workplace and within their community. The meeting will feature special guest speakers from a local LGBT Pride organization who will discuss what they do, and share stories of personal and professional struggles that the LGBT community faces. NAPW members and their guests build a powerful network of support for inclusion and equal rights.

Nourish Your Neighbors
with the NAPW Orlando Chapter

Research from “Hunger in America 2014” shows that 69% of households choose between paying for utilities and paying for food, with 34% making this choice every month!
49 million people, including 16 million children, are food insecure. That’s one in seven US households! Orlando Chapter President Judy Alderson and her team make an impact for malnourished communities by hosting a Silent Auction for Hunger to raise awareness and donations for families and neighbors in need. 

Leading the Fight against Hunger
with Our N. Houston Chapter

A network of support! N. Houston Chapter President Kerri Roberson and her dedicated team get involved in helping the fight against Hunger in America. The networking luncheon features guest speaker—Director of Major Gift at the Houston Food Bank—leading a discussion on how to get involved in the cause to volunteer and donate. The Houston Food Bank feeds 800,000 people each year and plans to expand service to the community to 100,000,000 nutritious meals by 2018.

July is Personal Passions and Entrepreneur Month

The professional women of NAPW join together and celebrate their professional successes, goals and personal passions. It’s been said that if you are doing a job that you really love, you would do it for free. When we are truly passionate about what we do, we pursue it and build our success upon it. NAPW members discover and explore what they desire most from their personal and professional lives.

Get Involved! Contact your Local Chapter now!

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NAPW Welcomes 5 New Chapter Presidents

Chapter:  Westlake Village, CA                President: Jane E. Tierney
Chapter: Baltimore, MD                            President: Lydia Shell
Chapter:  Jacksonville, FL                      President: Teresa Applegate
Chapter: Greater Lansing, MI                     President: Anna Brooks
Chapter: Turnersville, NJ                             President: Kristi Siekierski


Megan Bozzuto

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