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March 16, 2016 Local Chapter News

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LC News Vies Updates

NAPW members celebrate women throughout history and women who are making history every day! Our President Spotlight links you to Kat Norwood, Dallas, TX Chapter President, who discusses her business and the success of her Chapter.

Make sure to read the Local Chapters section of Member Connections
for more news, views and updates!

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

For more detailed information and to be featured in the President Spotlight, contact Louise Newsome at lnewsome@napw.com today.


February was Heart Health Month & Black History Month
on the 2016 NAPW Foundation Calendar.

Local Chapters celebrated NAPW Black business leaders at Local Chapter events and spread the RED all month long for heart health awareness, prevention and support. Many events were held to raise funds for NAPW Foundation partner, the American Heart Association. Thank you to NAPW members and their leadership teams for your support and generosity
towards this important cause.



Women’s History Month, Women Entrepreneurs 

Featured Local Chapter events:

Making History
with our NAPW New York City Chapter

In celebration of Women’s History Month, New York City Local Chapter President Louise Newsome and her team will be helping to place the very first statue honoring real women in New York City’s Central Park! All registration donations collected will support The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund Inc. and President Pam Elam will speak on behalf of the organization. Currently, Central Park has 22 statues honoring men and none honoring real women. The statue will celebrate the largest nonviolent revolution in our nation’s history—the movement for women’s right to vote. The event is a great opportunity to network with sister NAPW members.

“Breaking the Cash Ceiling”
with our NAPW Austin Chapter

Women still earn 78% of what a man does. “The Glass Ceiling” has become the “Cash Ceiling.” Austin Local Chapter President Misty D. Marmolejo and her team of professional women held a networking event that featured special guest speaker  and NAPW member Catherine Jewell, The Career Passion® Coach. Catherine shared ways to power your network for more opportunities and to increase chances of being hired. Three NAPW Members sponsored the informative event. Food and refreshments were served banquet-style.

“The Voice of Women”
with our NAPW Brandon Chapter

In honor of Women’s History Month, Brandon Local Chapter President Janet A. Williams and her team recognized important women in history and celebrated “The Voices of Women.” Special guest speakers Charlotte Carlberg shared her dreams-to-reality philosophy and a poem entitled, Unfamiliar Sea; NAPW member Paulett Hemmings shared a poem by James Weldon Johnson, and Katina Gilespie shared about emotional awareness.

Making Business Happen
with our NAPW
Tulsa Local Chapter

Tulsa Local Chapter President Michele Scott and her team will hold a meeting to discuss business start-ups and long-term business goals. NAPW members will listen and learn from special guest speaker, Christina Culver, the Women’s Business Center Coordinator, and get resources and expert advice. Attendees should bring their business cards and enjoy networking with women business owners and local professional women.

Elevator Pitch Perfect
with our NAPW Raleigh-Durham Chapter

If you’re asked about your business or occupation, would you be able to describe it in 30 seconds? NAPW Raleigh-Durham Local Chapter President Rhonda C. Hicks and her team believe that practice makes perfect, so  they discussed methods on how to develop a detailed and concise elevator pitch and how to deliver it effectively at their meeting. They also featured five NAPW Women Entrepreneurs who have established their own local businesses. They shared information about their companies and their individual journeys in the entrepreneurial world.

Get Social with Your Network!
Social Media Training with our NAPW Tampa Chapter

Don’t get lost in the web! NAPW Tampa Local Chapter President Ginger Rockey-Johnson and her team held a social media workshop to learn how to use NAPW.com, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest. NAPW members learned how to utilize these platforms to benefit their businesses and brought information about their services to share with the group. Attendees came prepared with their laptops for a fun, informative and interactive meeting.

Speak the Language of Networking
with our NAPW Fairfield County Chapter

Connect, Engage, Succeed! NAPW Fairfield County Local Chapter President Joan Cavanaugh and her team are holding a two-hour networking event where NAPW members and their guests can expand their professional networks and build strategic relationships. Special guest speaker and NAPW member Peggy Bud—certified speech-language pathologist, former school administrator and Founder of Speaking Skillfully—will offer tips to help members build strategic relationships and connections in the business world through effective communication. There will be door prizes, hors d’oeuvres and great networking opportunities.



Stress Awareness Month

Stress can be good when it motivates us to get moving. When it’s bad, it wreaks havoc on our health, causing issues such as acne, anxiety, depression and life-threatening heart attacks. It is vital to keep life’s major stressors in check and bring awareness to dealing with stress
in positive ways.

Sexual Assault Awareness

Speak out; do not remain silent. We must address sexual assault by bringing attention to this important issue. We must inform those who are unaware. We must understand that we have the power to bring awareness, which in turn, brings change to college campuses and in local governments as they take the necessary steps to put an end to sexual assault.

Get Involved! Contact your Local Chapter now!


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NAPW Welcomes 5 New Chapter Presidents!


President: Benita Hunt
Chapter: Memphis, TN


President: Tia Cannon
Chapter: Milwaukee, WI


President: Ruth Klein
Chapter: Santa Monica, CA


President: Malisha Harris
Chapter: San Antonio, TX


President: Anna Mathis
Chapter: Springfield, MO


Camille Sheppard-Parrish, PhDc, MBA, PMP, CCP

President: Camille Sheppard-Parrish
Chapter: Chesapeake, VA


Megan Bozzuto