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Star’s Corner: NAPW Local Chapters Celebrated Family Heritage Month


A famous philosopher once said, “Life is lived forwards, but understood backwards.” In all of us, there is a greater history than we know and generations of heritage to unfold.

August was Family Heritage Month and NAPW members discovered more about themselves and each other at Local Chapter events. From dusting off old family albums to swapping delicious family recipes, NAPW professional women explored, discovered and celebrated their past, present and future with their NAPW sisters and created cultural awareness in their communities.

It’s incredible to see our members building a significant lineage of encounters, connections and memories – planting their roots as they cultivate and celebrate their successes together.

Here’s a look at what our NAPW family was up to last month:

Orland Park | Chapter President Helen Morgan
Helen and her team celebrated “The Joy of Family Tradition” with amazing family stories and sharing about their pets. They even discovered surprising commonalities between family traditions. Guest speakers from PAWS, a local animal shelter, shared a wealth of information about pet adoption and care. They also collected animal items to donate to animal charity, Shelter and Speak. Purrr-fect work, ladies…Paw-some!

Walnut Creek | Chapter President Didi MacDonald
Safety (and family) first! The Walnut Creek Chapter held an event on the importance of supporting and protecting their families. Their first speaker, San Jose Local Chapter President Cynthia Denny of LegalShield, provided information on identity theft protection/restoration for individuals, families and businesses. Second speaker, Cicely Jones of AXA Advisors, LLC discussed women’s finances, retirement and estate planning. There’s power in preparation!


Aventura | Chapter President Marsha Feldman
It was family night with Marsha and her team, as NAPW members each shared their country of origin and provided details about their cultures. It was a great opportunity to learn more about each other beyond a professional perspective. Aventura Vice President, Tatyana Sobolevsky, led the meeting and shared some of her personal home videos, pictures and details about her Russian culture. She also talked about her pageant platform and how she helps to create a program to diversify her Russian heritage into our country. Looking fab, ladies—what a great event!

Rogers | Chapter President Cassondra Ewing
NAPW sisters united with recipe swaps and family fun! Cassondra and her leadership team organized an exciting networking event, which included the sharing of family stories and traditions. NAPW members embrace the nostalgia and discussed their current professional ventures and future career plans. Everyone introduced themselves and handed out business cards to the group. Wonderful event, team Rogers!

Indianapolis | Chapter President Michelle Schreiber
Our Indy Chapter knows how to have a great time! Michelle and her group hosted a fun evening of networking Bingo and family recipe exchanges. They also held a member orientation where new and long-time NAPW members we’re all brought up-to-speed on NAPW member benefits and important professional resources. Fun and informative—a great combination!

Get Involved! Contact your Local Chapter now.

We want to hear from you! What did your Local Chapter do to celebrate Family Heritage Month? Share your comments below.


Megan Bozzuto