November 2016 NAPW Announcements


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

  • Connect with NAPW members and meet professional women in a variety of industries
  • Get an update from NAPW President Star Jones on the “State of NAPW” and hear her networking story
  • Be inspired at “The Power of One” panel and join Star as she conducts exclusive, one-on-one interviews with professional women who have made an impact in their community and beyond
  • Find your next big opportunity!

NAPW 2016 Fall Power Networking Event Series

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Tuesday, November 15th
City Club Los Angeles
555 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
6:30-8:30 pm

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We hope you had a great time networking and being inspired at our recent Power Networking Events.

Here are some notable event highlights:

October 26 – New York
‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling:  Why Philanthropy Matters’

At networking events, it’s important to break the ice right away—so that’s exactly what we did.
National Director of Chapters, Louise Newsome took the stage to host some fun, interactive speed networking sessions, where attendees made quick and valuable professional connections. You can learn a lot about another person in 30 seconds!

Louise introduced the fabulous host of the evening, NAPW President Star Jones. Star brought everyone up to speed on what’s new and exciting at NAPW, and shared intimate details about
her personal and professional networking journey.

Star introduced, “New York’s First Lady of Philanthropy,” Jean Shafiroff to the stage for “The Power of One” panel. Special thanks to Jean for enlightening, inspiring and educating us on How to Make a Life by What You Give. You can purchase a copy of Jean’s book on and

Thank you to GEICO for sponsoring our Power Networking Event and to all who attended and participated.

Join us in LA for  our final Power Networking Event of the year on November 15, 2016. Be inspired as Star interviews Cookie Johnson, entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, advocate for women and wife of NBA legend, Earvin “Magic” Johnson. See you there!

Read the full recap of our NYC event here.

Do you have pictures or videos from 2016 Power Networking Events? Share them with us! Post them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #NAPW2016PNE


Special thanks to all our VIP Member Spotlight participants:


Rita Goldberg, Founder and CEO of British Swim School Franchise, LLC (top left)
Nancy Palaia-Collier,
Bergen County Local Chapter President; President and Owner of CRAKROC candy (top right)
Erica YoungOwner of Erica M. bodywear (bottom)


Success Acheived at the 2016 Inc. Women’s Summit!

Pictured above: Louise Newsome, National Director of Chapters (top right, left), Kathy Butkevich, CEO of NAPW/PDN (top right, right); Katie Maloney, NAPW Director of Member Acquisition (Bottom Right, left)

With nearly 40 NAPW members attending, along with 200+ other professional women, this year’s Inc. Women’s Summit was a networking success. Business women from across the county from a wide variety of industries secured powerful new connections, learned from the influential commentary of guest speakers and promoted their own businesses and careers. The event kicked off with keynote speaker, Barbara Corcoran of ABC’s Shark Tank who took the stage to share her entrepreneurial story and tips for aspiring business women.

 “Don’t let fear take over…be positive and love your life. Failing is okay if you learn from it…but if you don’t learn, shame on you!” -Venus William (pictured above)

Additional event highlights included informative tech and financial panels, discussions about business policy and of course, an unforgettable speech from world tennis champion, Venus Williams.

Special thanks to Inc. and to all NAPW members who attended. We can’t wait to do it all again next year!




Last month, Star Jones, President of PDN/NAPW and Kathy Butkevich, CEO of PDN/NAPW were at the NASDAQ for the premier company partnership dedication ceremony celebrating the partnership between Cosmic Forward Limited and Professional Diversity Network, a NASDAQ publicly traded company under the symbol IPDN.

The afternoon ceremony included an official signing of partnership, and of course, confetti poppers to celebrate! Read more HERE.


Available Exclusively to NAPW Members!

NAPW Educational Advancement Resources provides various educational services and tools that can help you move your career forward.

Continue your education and receive training in compliance, regulatory and business topics.

  • Industry-Specific Learning
  • Continuing Education Credit
  • Live/On-Demand Seminars
  • On-Demand Webinars
  • NAPW Discounts Available

Develop your professional skills to thrive in a competitive business environment.

  • Online Testing/Certification Courses
  • Guided Learning Paths
  • Live & On-Demand Seminars/Webinars
  • Educational Reference Materials
  • Unlimited, Free and Discounted Services

Advance or complete your education at a fully accredited, nonprofit college or university.

  • Flexible, Career-Focused Degree Programs
  • One-on-One Academic Counseling
  • Transfer Credit/Career Credit Assessment
  • Scholarship Opportunity for NAPW Members and Family

Learn More Today
Eligibility and pricing for specific benefits may be dependent on tier level.




Search our Member Marketplace for special discounts from VIP members in your network.
Click here to start shopping!




Looking for a good book to read? We’ve got you covered!
Click here for some great reading material from our members in our NAPW Authors page.



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Connect with the NAPW Foundation on Social Media

Great News! 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.—as well as Local Chapter monthly themed charitable initiatives and so much more!

Do you have something you’d like to share? Post it on our NAPW Foundation 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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Megan Bozzuto