Announcements, Member Connections Newsletter

October 2014 Announcements


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


Star Powers Diversity!
Announcing the Merger of PDN / NAPW

It is with great pride that we announce to all of you that the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) merged with Professional Diversity Network (PDN).
As a result of this merger, Star Jones becomes the President (NASDQ: IPDN), will continue to lead the National Association of Professional Women  – and will have the privilege, honor and humbling responsibility of becoming the youngest of the small circle of African-American women in the US leading a public company.

Read all about the PDN / NAPW merger in our official press release and check out Star’s blog for even more information about what the merger means to you!

Watch Star on Windy City Live now and learn all about Professional Diversity Network and some great new benefits, products and services for you!

For more information on PDN and NAPW, visit our websites now!



It’s Time We Call For A Cure!
Help Find a Cure for Breast Cancer

Join Star Jones
Friday, October 31, 2014
1pm – 2pm EST
Donation: $20

You’re invited to join Star Jones, NAPW President and National Spokesperson; Louise Newsome, National Director of Chapters; Myra Biblowit, CEO, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (NAPW Foundation partner); Dr. Holly Phillips, CBS Medical Contributor; and Dr. Judy Garber, BCRF Researcher, on the Call For A Cure to help save lives, raise funds and receive insightful,
informative updates about:

• The latest breast cancer research
• Breast health tips and advice
• The importance of self-exams and mammograms
• Powerful ways to stay strong, healthy and breast cancer aware

Help find a cure for breast cancer! Make the Call For A Cure.
Click here to RSVP!


Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fair
Featuring NAPW’s Table
Plus an NAPW Power Networking Event

The Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fair, powered by Professional Diversity Network – It’s 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!


Career Fairs with NAPW Table

  • Special Veterans Initiative – Experience possible employment opportunities with organizations seeking to hire US veterans.
  • Visit the NAPW Table – Say hello and explore new benefits!

Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
RSVP now!

Embassy Suites Crystal City, Washington, DC
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
RSVP now!


Career Fairs with an NAPW Power Networking Event

  • Network with executive recruiters from Fortune 50 and 100 companies
  • Network with other NAPW members
  • Connect with employers in a fun, relaxed setting
  • Find your next big opportunity!

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Career Fair 11am-4pm
NAPW Power Networking Event 5pm-7pm
RSVP now!

Los Angeles Airport Marriott
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Career Fair 11am-4pm
NAPW Power Networking Event 5pm-7pm

For all event questions, contact PDN today.

See you there!



Exclusive Contest for NAPW Members!*

Enter to Win Tickets to
Oprah’s “The Life You Want” Weekend

NAPW wants to know: Who inspires you to live the life you want, to be the best you can be, to fulfill your greatest potential? Tell us now and you could win two (2) tickets to Oprah’s “The Life You Want” Weekend.

Visit our Facebook page to enter in 2 easy steps:

1. Like the contest post
2. Leave a comment with the following…

• Tag a woman who inspires you to fulfill your greatest potential
(she doesn’t have to be an NAPW member)
• Include 3 words describing this woman
• Include the city you want tickets for

Cities and Dates:
Houston: October 17 & 18
Miami: October 24 & 25
Seattle: November 7 & 8
San Jose: November 14 & 15

Visit us on Facebook now to enter to win!

Good Luck!

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*Winners will be randomly selected and must be NAPW members in active standing.




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$1200 Raised by NYC Chapter for Dress For Success!

Yes, Louise Newsome, NYC Chapter President and National Director of Local Chapters
and her team are true Women of Achievement. Their NYC Chapter Women of Achievement Award Event raised $1200 for NAPW Foundation partner, Dress For Success! With 70 professional women in attendance at this charitable event, the NYC Chapter also presented Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress For Success with their Women of Achievement Award.

The mission of Dress For Success is to promote the economic independence 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.

To make a donation, contact Louise Newsome at


Read All About It…
Our Official Press Release Announcing the 2014 NAPW
Rising Stars Education Scholarship Winners!

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FIRST PLACE WINNER — $5000 Scholarship

Christine Penn
Palmdale, CA
California State University, Long Beach
Daughter of Maureen Penn

AWARD WINNERS — $2500 Scholarship

Samantha Thompson
Wilmington, NC
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Daughter of Erika Thompson

Kara Kundert
Mountain View, CA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Daughter of Mary Glanville

Nicole Lide
League City, TX
Texas Tech University
Daughter of Anna Lide

Shannon Vick
Spring, TX
Baylor University
Daughter of Valeria Collier-Vick

Read more about our Rising Stars Education Scholarship winners in our
Women360 blog post!



Start Here For A New Career!
NAPW Career Services Partners with
University of Phoenix
$1500 Tuition Reduction and New Professional Development Program

Taking higher education to a whole new level, NAPW Career Services is proud to partner with University of Phoenix, providing VIP and Elite members with a $1500 tuition reduction off any degree or credit bearing certification program. This professional development opportunity can set your career on a whole new journey!
More details to come…




Get Connected!
NAPW Foundation Now on Facebook and Twitter

Great News! Now 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 — Local Chapter monthly themed charitable initiatives and so much more! Have something you’d like to share, post it on NAPWFoundation and Tweet @NAPWFoundation. Remember to “like us” on Facebook and follow us on Twitter while you’re there.




Attention All NAPW BizWomen…
Announcing Our Great New Partnership with! delivers the latest news focused on shaping women’s careers, developing your business, improving your bottom line and enhancing your lives. That’s why NAPW is proud to announce our great new partnership with bizwomen/The Business Journals! Even better, now you’ll find additional NAPW blogs on bizwomen every week! While you’re there, sign up for bizwomen/The Business Journals newsletter to receive the latest news, original reporting, trend analysis and profiles of leading entrepreneurs. With around-the-clock, coast-to-coast coverage, you’ll connect with women who define leadership. Help us welcome to NAPW’s proud family of partnerships!


It’s Here!
NAPW’s Women’s Networking App
Download It Now!


You’ve got the power! Networking Power… right at your fingertips – with NAPW’s App. Now you can stay up to date on all NAPW events, search Local Chapters in and around your area and look for members. After searching for members, you can simply contact them directly from your mobile device – a great, convenient way to increase your network, especially while you’re traveling or on the go!

Get the NAPW Women’s Networking App now from Google Play and iTunes! And, watch for updates as we have even more new features coming soon!




(Benefits may vary depending on Membership Level)

Network with over 600,000 Professionals

NAPW National Networking Conference

Nearly 300 Local Chapters Nationwide

Attend Sponsored Events in Your Community

OnDemand eLearning

Discounts on Partner Offers

Live Seminars and Webinars

Member Spotlight Interview in Newsletter

Profile Featured on

Diamond Discounts
on Fine Products & Services

NAPW Professional Women of Excellence Awards

NAPW Career Services

Professional Certification Programs
(Coming Soon!)

NAPW National Networking Summits (in 5 regions)
(Coming Soon!)

Membership in NAPW Pays for Itself!

“Be part of America’s largest, most powerful network for professional women.”
—Star Jones, NAPW President & National Spokesperson



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Calling All Bloggers…
Share Your Expertise on Women360

Are you a leader in your industry? Share your expertise, advice, knowledge and tips with NAPW members. Gain exposure for your business and contribute thought-provoking content. Become a guest blogger on NAPW’s blog, Women360.

Contact Olisa Adger at today.



Introducing NAPW’s Member Spotlight board on NAPW’s Pinterest Page!

Exclusively for VIP, Elite and Preferred members, this new promotional feature offers members highlighted in the Member Spotlight section of our newsletter an outstanding opportunity to opt in to have their photo and link to their NAPW profile pinned to NAPW’s Member Spotlight board. For more information, contact now.

Remember: Follow NAPW on Pinterest, mention us in your pins (NAPW) and make sure to re-pin us, especially if you are featured in Member Spotlight.

Connect with NAPW online, between newsletters! Follow us for daily updates, important news about professional women, Local Chapters, deals, rewards and much more.


Megan Bozzuto