Local Chapters, News

May 2015 Local Chapter News


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NAPW Call for Confidence

Monday, June 1, 2015
1pm – 2pm EST

 Help Raise Funds for NAPW Foundation Partner Dress for Success! 

NAPW defines success as “owning your own power” — to follow your dreams and call for the confidence within yourself to move forward in your life and career.

Join NAPW President, Star Jones; National Director of Chapters, Louise Newsome; CEO of Dress for Success, Joi Gordon; and very special guest Lea Goldman, Features & Special Projects Director, Marie Claire magazine on Monday, June 1, 2015 for the NAPW Call for Confidence. The empowering philanthropic mission of Dress for Success promotes the economic emancipation of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Help raise funds, support the cause and learn about the latest Dress for Success programs and initiatives, and how you can get involved; get tips and advice on how to dress for career success and hear a journey of success shared by a Dress for Success graduate. Additionally, we’ll have a very informative Q&A with Star and fashion expert, Lea Goldman from Marie Claire magazine. As a thank you for joining our Call for Confidence, you’ll receive a special gift from Marie Claire.

Remember: She who is clothed in confidence has the power to succeed!





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 over a thousand 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 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).


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 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
  • 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


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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 get fit and stay fabulous! May’s Message from Louise motivates members to embrace physical fitness to live healthy and be happy. In her Q&A, Louise answers your questions about the correlation between physical fitness and professional success. Our President Spotlight links you to Selena Tramayne, Ph.D., Seattle Chapter President, who speaks about the value of building a diverse network and the importance of fostering lasting relationships with the professional women of NAPW.

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 Sounded Off about Sexual Assault

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 2 women have experienced sexual violence at some point in their lives. April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the professional women of NAPW built a supportive network of protection through education, self-defense classes and important discussions. NAPW members also learned healthy ways to manage stress from professional experts and stress-relief techniques.

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.


Find Your Fitness Power
with Our Orland Park Chapter 

Fuel yourself with fitness! Orland Park Chapter President Helen Morgan and her team hold an informative fitness and nutrition education meeting, featuring a Certified Nutrition Advisor discussing the importance of preparing our bodies for physical fitness to obtain optimal results. NAPW professional women learn what it takes to fill their lives with healthy fitness options and foods for everyday living. Orland Park Chapter members also hold a special Shoe Drive and donate children’s gym shoes benefiting “Share your Soles,” giving back to boys and girls in need throughout local communities and around the world. Chapter members connect even further for the annual MS Walk, supporting people around the world affected by multiple sclerosis. The Walk brings friends, families and coworkers together to raise awareness for this important cause and to keep moving toward a cure.

Build Muscles and Brain Power
with Our NAPW Los Angeles Chapter

Get moving and live smart! Los Angeles Chapter President Ruth Garcia-Corrales and her team know that physical fitness has the power to increase brain function. The professional women of LA get fit with a powerful workout session and learn exercise tips and nutritional advice from nutrition and fitness experts. The Chapter also invites a very special guest—US Volleyball Olympic Team Captain, Lindsay Berg—to share her exercise regimen. NAPW members learn healthy ways to live a successful lifestyle and network-out the evening away.

Get Technologically Fit
with Our King of Prussia, PA Chapter 

Work out your technology muscles to build a powerful professional network! King of Prussia Chapter President Vanessa Hunter holds an event to teach NAPW professional women how to utilize LinkedIn for career and business success. Chapter members learn how to embrace their online communities to build a powerful network and get tips on how to enhance their NAPW.com profiles by importing their LinkedIn profiles.

Dance It Out…
with Our Forest Hills Chapter

Rhythm is a dancer! Forest Hills Chapter President Anjali Chugh and her Chapter dance to the beat with an exciting Zumba workout session. NAPW members and guests work it out and learn about the healthy benefits that Zumba has to offer from a certified Zumba Instructor. The interactive workshop empowers women to stay active and get the exercise our bodies need. Together, we inspire one another to live healthy and be happy.

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Take the First Step to Success
with Our Birmingham, AL Chapter

The Journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step. Birmingham Chapter President Leigh Ana Amerson and her team of motivated professional women host a Brown Bag Lunch Workshop to discuss the “Counting Steps Project.” Over a six-to-eight week period, NAPW members will use a pedometer or tracking sheet to record the number of daily steps they take. A virtual target location will be chosen by each participant. At the end of the Project, they will find out if they have reached their target destination. Members who reach their goal will receive a special prize. A little challenge goes a long way!

Fitness Education in the Park
with Our St. Petersburg Chapter

Get fit and be inspired! St. Petersburg Chapter President Maurie Lung and her team of professional women gather at a local park where a special guest fitness expert leads an inspirational discussion and provides information about her health and fitness coaching services. NAPW members take part in a mini-training session along the waterfront for a relaxing fitness education experience. Professional women learn exercises and techniques to empower their mind and body, helping them to feel free, stay well and live happy.

Take Your Personal Journey
with Our Simi Valley Chapter 

Your inward journey begins with self-awareness, authentic connections and personal power. Simi Valley, CA Chapter President Carolyn Philmon and her professional team host an evening of networking, delicious food and great conversation. The meeting features an inspirational guest speaker Sue Bryan—author, Personal Transformation Specialist, entrepreneur and NAPW Member—who discusses innovative ways for NAPW members to learn, love and grow to achieve their dreams. She will provide an interactive Q&A coaching session where the professional women of NAPW create a network of support and encourage each other to succeed personally and professionally.

Healthy Tips from Mr. Fitness
with Our Wichita, KA Chapter

Make yourself and your health a priority! Wichita Chapter President Linda Shinogle and NAPW members hold a Physical Fitness event featuring a very special guest speaker—a certified fitness trainer and Mr. Universe contestant—discussing tips on physical fitness and ways to live a healthy, fit lifestyle. The evening will offer a delicious nutritional dinner, healthy conversations and lasting connections.

Walk (and Run) for Your Health
with Our Greensboro, NC Chapter

The professional women of Greensboro and Chapter President Teresa A. Bailey know that physical fitness helps maintain heart health and makes you feel good. NAPW members join NAPW Foundation partner, the American Heart Association for its Annual Heart and Stroke Walk to support the cause. Chapter members also meet with guest speaker—Financial Advisor and President of the Greensboro Running Club—for a discussion about physical fitness and training. The Greensboro Chapter has what it takes to educate their minds and work out their bodies to live healthy successful lives.

Achieve Your Next Level of Fitness
with Our Pembroke Pines, FL Chapter

Live well, be healthy! Pembroke Pines Chapter President Sylvia Doane-Ward and her team make physical fitness and sports a priority by holding a Health and Wellness meeting. The featured guest speaker owns of a fitness studio, and an additional guest speaker is a Thrive Consultant on Health and Wellness Products. NAPW members learn how to be health conscious, physically fit and how to power up their healthy lives with nutritive products, vitamins and more. With a supportive network and great advice, NAPW professional women achieve wellness and success together.

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Pembroke Pines members value their health and wellness.

Hoops and Hurdles
with Our Austin Chapter

Live adventurously and impact your life! Austin Chapter President Misty D. Marmolejo and her team host an exciting, athletic-themed meeting, featuring special guest speakers—University of Texas Women’s Basketball Coach—and a host from an empowering fitness boot camp program. NAPW members get motivated and ready to challenge themselves to get physically fit by working together to be healthy, stay active and live happy. Get up and get moving!



Equality, Acceptance, Inclusion!

June is LGBT Pride Month

If everyone were the same, the world would be a boring place to live. The professional women of NAPW have diverse backgrounds, beliefs, perspectives and lifestyles with one common bond – their ability to succeed. Equality for all Americans is knowing how to embrace others, while standing for the rights of all Americans. Local Chapters embrace each other’s uniqueness and bring awareness to LGBT inclusion

Get Involved! Contact your Local Chapter now!



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NAPW Welcomes 7 New Local Chapters

Chapter: Boulder, CO                                President: Sonya Williams
Chapter: Grand Rapids, MI                     President: Kim Monaghan
Chapter: San Marcos, CA                          President: Andreea Borcea
Chapter: Howard County, MD                 President: Sasha E. Lindsey
Chapter: Fort Worth, TX                          President: Janene Putman
Chapter: Gulf Coast, AL                            President: Andrea Riley
Chapter: Dayton, OH                                President: Carmen Gooden




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