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September 16, 2015 Local Chapter News


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

We Bring the Power of Networking Directly to YOU!


Next Meeting: Thursday, September 24th at 4pm EST — Register Now!

Our official eChapter Launch on September 9th was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who attended and our VIP members who participated. 

Join the NAPW eChapter Today! 

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

Our NAPW eChapter Meeting  on Hispanic Heritage Month: The Impact of Being  The Largest Minority Groups will take place on

Thursday, September 24th at 4pm EST

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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


LC News Vies Updates

NAPW Local Chapter members celebrate Women of Achievement Month! Speaking of achievements, in September’s Message from Louise, Louise celebrates her two-year anniversary at NAPW as the National Director of Chapters, and the five-year mark as NYC Chapter President. On behalf of NAPW, we wish Louise Newsome – our leader of all things Local Chapters – a very happy work anniversary! In her Q&A, Louise answers your questions about NAPW’s all-new eChapter. Our President Spotlight links you to Marissa Stone, Plano, TX Chapter President, who speaks about her experience relocating to Texas and joining NAPW.

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 Local Chapters Shared Their Stories of Family Heritage!
Local Chapters held exciting networking events in August for Family Heritage Month, where they shared and presented family traditions, heirlooms and delicious recipes.

September Local Chapter Events:
Schaumburg Chapter
Donate Clothes and Strike a Pose
with our NAPW Schaumburg Chapter

Schaumburg Chapter President Joan Van Allen and her Chapter hosted a Dress for Success Fundraiser where they collected new / gently-used professional clothing for women in their community and in surrounding areas. In addition, attendees were able to strike a pose and have their professional headshots taken onsite to enhance their NAPW professional profiles. A few ladies from the Chapter will also be traveling to the Ronald McDonald house this month to volunteer and bring a batch of cookies for the children.

A Celebration of Achievements
with our NAPW Brandon, FL Chapter

If you believe, you can achieve! Chapter President Janet A. Williams and Team Brandon held a celebratory meeting for Women of Achievement Month to honor successful professional women. The evening featured an informal panel with four ladies that included Dr. Susan Truong of The Purposeful Mind & S&S Optometric Group; Lynne Wadsworth of Holistic Health & Wellness, Inc.; JoLisa Walters of J’Ashley Cosmetics; and Victoria Soler of Northwestern Mutual. The panelists discussed their businesses and the work they do, why they started, what has been successful / challenging and shared their best piece of advice with the audience. NAPW members also had the opportunity to ask questions and share their own success stories.

Personal and Professional Development
with our Pembroke Pines Local Chapter

Are you where you want to be personally and professionally? Pembroke Pines Local Chapter President Sylvia Doane-Ward organized her Chapter’s monthly meeting with a focus on how to be your best self. The meeting featured a presentation from Dr. M. Tina Dupree, President, Motivational Training Center LLC. Dr. Dupree is an expert in motivational programs,
personal and professional development, interactive keynote speeches and seminars on Public and Professional Speaking. NAPW members left motivated and inspired to achieve their goals.

Achieving Success and Taking Names
with our NAPW Los Angeles Chapter

Accomplishing your goals is sweet. Acknowledgment is even sweeter! The ladies of the LA Chapter organized a special dinner to honor and to recognize the women of NAPW who are changing and impacting society. The event kicked off with a wine & cheese reception, followed by a panel discussion, where successful professional women entrepreneurs shared how they achieved their success. The Keynote Speaker – NAPW member, CEO, Expert Celebrity Branding. and best-selling author Ruth Klein – took the stage to discuss brand strategies. Chapter President Ruth Garcia-Corrales presented Ruth with the 2015 Woman of Achievement Award.

St. Petersburg Chapter

Dress for Success and Achievement
with our NAPW St. Petersburg Chapter 

St. Petersburg Chapter President Maurie Lung and her professional team dressed to be their best at a Dress for Success event. The evening meeting featured guest speakers Katie McGill, Executive Director of Dress for Success Tampa Bay and Margaret DeBellotte-Torres, Job Coach and Ambassador for Dress for Success Tampa Bay. The event also featured a graduate of Dress for Success who shared her personal story. NAPW members learned how nine basic pieces of clothing can make 30 professional outfits.

Dinner with the Commissioner of Hillsborough County
and our NAPW Tampa Chapter  

NAPW professional women got down to business! With focus on the community, Tampa, FL Chapter President Ginger Rockey-Johnson and her team held a catered dinner with special guest speaker Commissioner Kevin Beckner of Hillsborough County. He discussed GO Hillsborough—a community engagement program designed to be thoughtful, collaborative and inclusive. Its goal is to understand, explore and choose transportation options that make sense in the daily lives of Hillsborough County residents, businesses and organizations. NAPW attendees networked with members and a lucky winner took home a special prize.

Greater Memphis, Greater Success!
“Adopt a Young Lady” Summer Mentorship Program was Inspiring

It’s a wrap! The NAPW Greater Memphis Local Chapter’s Summer Mentorship program was a huge success. The goal of the program was to collaborate, encourage and advise young ladies to help them stay on the right path. NAPW members inspired their mentees by giving them access to women of achievement in action who are making positive strives in the world. According to Chapter President, Onika Shirley, they had three success stories!

We would love to hear them!
Email your stories to: localchaptersoffice@napw.com


Go Pink!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Most women are aware of the importance of regular mammograms and self-examination for early breast cancer detection. Yet, most women forget to make their appointments or don’t know how to properly do their self-exam. Awareness is the first step in saving lives. Local Chapter Meetings will focus on raising awareness and supporting the cause through our Foundation partner the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Get Involved! Contact your Local Chapter now!


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NAPW Welcomes 2 New Chapter Presidents!

Helene Patry

President: Helene Patry
Chapter: Phoenix, AZ


President: Regina Davis 
Chapter: Nashville, TN



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