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October 21, 2015 Local Chapter News


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The NYC SUMMIT is only TWO WEEKS away!
Don’t Miss the “Big Apple” of Networking

Friday, November 6, 2015
Metropolitan Pavilion
11am-6pm EST

Register Now!

Location Details and Times:

NAPW Foundation Luncheon
11am-12:30pm EST
Tickets are $75 per person.
110 West 19th Street Entrance
New York, NY 10011

NAPW Summit
12:30–6pm EST
125 West 18th Street-Entrance #2
New York, NY 10011

Career Fair
12:30-4:30pm EST
123 West 18th Street-Entrance #1
New York, NY 10011

See You There!


NAPW Local Chapters felt the Networking Power
at the National Networking Summit in LA!

11880328_10153242534812701_2048822623221997100_nMembers of the Western Region Leadership Team

CL1rox7UwAAePJlPresidents of NAPW Western Region Local Chapters, including Ruth Garcia-Corrales, NAPW Western Regional Manager (4th from right); Star Jones, NAPW President (5th from right); Louise Newsome, National Director of Chapters (center)

CL0t9UBVEAAK3XiNAPW San Diego Local Chapter members with Louise Newsome, NAPW’s National Director of Chapters (left);
San Diego Chapter President, Edna Valdez (4th from right); 
Ruth Garcia-Corrales, NAPW Western Regional Manager (right)

CL0t1cLUsAASfHGSan Diego Chapter President Edna Valdez


Join the All-New eChapter!
NAPW’s First Virtual Networking Chapter

We Bring the Power of Networking Directly to YOU!


Next Meeting: Thursday, October 22, 2015 – 4pm EST – Bullying Awareness

Register Now!

Our eChapter brings the power of networking to your desktop, tablet or mobile device
and connects you with NAPW members across the country and around the world to discuss topics that impact professional women.

Featured Highlights:

  • Simple and easy-to-use technology to participate in eChapter meetings
  • Featured members in video chat
  • Moderated live chat with Q&A session
  • Opportunity for VIP members to promote their business, products and / or services during each eChapter meeting
  • All eChapter meetings will be archived and available to be viewed 24 /7 at NAPW.com

See You at the Next eMeeting!

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LC News Vies Updates

NAPW Local Chapter members deliver powerful messages to raise awareness this month, starting discussions and prompting education about important topics. Our President Spotlight links you to Carolyn Philmon, Simi Valley Chapter President, who speaks about the powerful sisterhood of NAPW and her leadership role as President. October’s Message from Louise discusses the importance of early detection and breast cancer education. In her Q&A, Louise answers your questions about NAPW’s breast cancer awareness campaign, #NAPWGoesPink


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 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 Members Achieve!
September was Women of Achievement and Hispanic Heritage Month

NAPW Local Chapters honored women of accomplishment and the cultural diversity of our members. Whether in public service, business or simply being a positive role model for others, NAPW women inspire us to new heights, and have a profound impact on our communities and our members.

Get Involved! Contact your Local Chapter now!

October Local Chapter Events:

Be Confident. Be Empowered!
Fighting Workplace Bullying with our NAPW Tampa Chapter

Don’t let the world bring you down! Be confident, empowered and driven to succeed. Team Tampa and Chapter President Ginger Rockey-Johnson focused their meeting on brainstorming strategies to transform their lives and careers to win the fight against workplace bullying. Special guest speaker Dulcee Loehn, a certified business coach, presented about how to take control of your self-concept and maintaining self-esteem. NAPW members learned productive and positive ways to deal with conflict at work and find the confidence to face uncomfortable bullying situations in their business or the workplace. Attendees also brought along information about their business to share with the group.

Ready to Help!
Raising Breast Cancer Awareness with our NAPW Cleveland Chapter

Supporting each other is what we do! Early detection matters, because every woman matters. That’s why Cleveland Chapter President Willa Theus and her team dedicated their meeting and their personal and professional businesses to supporting breast cancer awareness during the month of October. The meeting included a panel of NAPW members who each discussed their breast cancer awareness initiatives. Attendees also received information about how to get involved and contribute to the cause.

 Take A Stand Against Bullying
with our NAPW Indianapolis Local Chapter

Bullying—as much as we wish it didn’t exist, many students experience bullying situations as part of their daily lives. It’s time to take a stand! Chapter President Michelle Schreiber and the Indianapolis Chapter did just that by holding their meeting with a focus on bullying awareness. The meeting featured guest speaker Mr. Mojo, America’s #1 Anti-Bullying Coach, who shared about his anti-bullying programs for students, teachers, counselors, administration and parents. NAPW members learned the psychology of a bully and how to advise children on handling a bully instead of becoming one.

One Woman’s Story of Survival
with our NAPW Simi Valley Local Chapter

When we come face-to-face with fear, we can either drown in the flood of panic or conjure the strength to rise above it. One woman rose above it. Nicki Jackson—a breast cancer survivor—shared her inspirational story of courage and triumph at the monthly meeting held by Simi Valley Chapter President Carolyn Philmon and her team of professional women. Nicki recalled her experience overcoming breast cancer and discussed what her life has been like after the storm. She is the owner of an Interior Design business, a motivational speaker, published author, mother and grandmother. Nicki is living proof that women can beat breast cancer and live a life of fulfillment and success.

“Turning Disabilities into Capabilities”
with our NAPW St. Petersburg Local Chapter

Everyone deserves to live life to the fullest. The St. Petersburg Chapter teamed up with PARC—a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Guest speaker, PARC Chief Advancement Officer—Jackie Dryden—discussed how PARC helps children and adults focus on what they can do rather than what they are unable to do. President Maurie Lung and her team brought awareness and support through education, discussions and hands-on volunteer work.

A Full Month of Support and Awareness
with our NAPW Birmingham Local Chapter

The Birmingham Chapter will participate in multiple initiatives in October, making it a jam-packed inspirational month of achievement for Chapter President Leigh Ana Amerson and her team. Events include a Breast Cancer Luncheon, where members are encouraged to bring a breast cancer survivor or someone currently fighting against breast cancer to honor and support them. Elizabeth Bradner from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama, an NAPW Foundation partner, will be the guest speaker. The Chapter will also be hosting Pink Private Shopping Parties to raise funds for the cause and other opportunities to support breast cancer awareness and research.

Getting Down to the Bottom of Bullying
with our NAPW Brandon Local Chapter

Bullies be gone! It’s time to get down to the bottom of bullying so we can rise above the “smallness” of a bully’s actions. Chapter President Janet A. Williams and team Brandon focused their meeting on Bullying and Domestic Violence Awareness. Guest speaker—NAPW member Lorianne De LoretoWallace—shared her own personal story of how she overcame an abusive marriage. Lorianne also discussed her organization, Visions of Hope International, which aims to empower victims and survivors of physical and emotional violence.

Raising Disability Awareness through Art
with our NAPW Pembroke Pines Local Chapter

Disability is diverse. It comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. Pembroke Pines Chapter President Sylvia Doane-Ward and her team held a meeting to support Disability Awareness. They discussed the importance of diversity and inclusion, especially for disabled adults in the workplace. Special guest speaker, Dixie Lee Hedrington-Miller, Executive Director, Friends & Stars Inc., spoke about the importance of bringing awareness through art and what her organization does to support disabled individuals and families. 

Learning the Law with our
NAPW Walnut Creek Local Chapter

Employment discrimination, harassment in the workplace, disability leave—it’s important to understand the laws and be prepared in any situation. Walnut Creek Chapter President Didi MacDonald and her team raised workplace bullying and disability awareness at their meeting. The evening featured keynote speaker, Lorraine P. Ocheltree, Partner, Duane Morris LLP. Lorraine practices in the area of federal and California employment law and civil litigation. NAPW members gained legal insight on many aspects of the employer / employee relationship and advice on what to do if they need to take legal action.

Take a Walk . . .
with our NAPW Albuquerque Local Chapter 

It’s the steps you take that make a difference! Albuquerque Chapter President Paula Porter and her team get moving at the Making Strides of Albuquerque Breast Cancer walk. NAPW members will wear Pink to support the cause and raise awareness. Their goal is to raise $5,000 towards breast cancer research. Women that stride together, succeed together.

There’s a lot to Be Thankful for . . .
November is Veterans Appreciation Month

Salute our US Veterans! They are our defenders, advancing the universal hope of freedom, ready to give the ultimate sacrifice for our country if necessary. Local Chapters pay special tribute to the brave, selfless women and men for their military service.

Get Involved! Contact your Local Chapter now!


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NAPW Welcomes 6 New Chapter Presidents!

President: Michele Scott
Chapter: Tulsa, OK

President: Chrissy Cook
Chapter: Little Rock, AR

Big_thumb_cassondraewingPresident: Cassondra Ewing
Chapter: Rogers, AR



President: Rhonda Hicks
Chapter: Raleigh-Durham, NC|


President: Lucienne Larrabure
Chapter: Detroit, MI

Joy Yascone MA

President: Joy Yascone
Louisville, KY


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