Welcome to my corner of Member Connections! Each month we’ll engage, impact and empower with a previous monthly recap of my blog posts, featuring important topics, issues and opinions affecting women everywhere. This month NAPW Women of Achievement unite across the country, and NAPW merges with Professional Diversity Network (PDN)! What does this merger mean? It means great news for everyone! Read all about it now.
Women of Achievement unite! We honored women of integrity, victory and perseverance for Women of Achievement month in September, featuring a vast array of 2014 historical firsts for women. It’s been said that you have to know where you come from in order to know where you are going. Where are we going? To the top! Women of Achievement are driving the economy through the success of their small businesses. And, this year, so far, Black women-owned businesses are up a whopping 258%! Success is also about what you give back to others. Today, women’s charitable spirits are changing the world as Women of Achievement power up philanthropy. And, whether by advancing to the corner office or becoming an entrepreneur, women are continuing to overcome obstacles to success. Check this space next month for a full recap of NAPW Local Chapter Women of Achievement month initiatives – they’re off the charts!
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Mae C. Jemison, first African-American woman astronaut
Rita Dove, first African-American poet laureate of the US
Madam C.J. Walker, the African-American entrepreneur, philanthropist and the first woman self-made millionaire in the US who made monetary contributions to the NAACP, the YMCA, orphanages, retirement homes and to save the house of abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
“Obstacles are put in your way to see if what you want is really worth fighting for.”
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