NAPW Announces Jan Fortman, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of JH Fortman & Associates, as VIP Woman of the Year

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Dr. Jane Fortman is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

My company provides speakers for all kinds of occasions.

The National Association of Professional Women honors Jan Fortman Ph.D. as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in public speaking with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 500 and nearly 400 Local Chapters.

Dr. Fortman has been the founder and CEO of JH Fortman & Associates since 2007. “My company provides speakers for all kinds of occasions,” says Dr. Fortman, who has been the source of keynote speakers, corporate trainers, education specialists and motivational inspirational speakers for companies around the globe.

At the end of her tenure in the Chicago school system as an educational trainer, Dr. Fortman decided to pursue a doctoral degree in educational leadership and also joined Toastmasters International to learn more about the public speaking arena from the ground up. Since then, Dr. Fortman has trained thousands of educators, presented workshops at the corporate level, received the designation of Distinguished Toastmaster and has spoken internationally.

Dr. Fortman loves her chosen career. She believes everyone has the duty to be of service to his/her fellow man. She knows she is fulfilling hers through teaching, sharing information and inspiring people to be the best they can be. She is grateful for all the encouragement she received from the many peers and mentors she met along the way while growing her business. Their support helped sustain belief in herself and the career path she was following. A member of NAPW for less than a year, Dr. Fortman is finding the networking events extremely helpful in forming new relationships, receiving great information and resources and building her business.

NAPW provides a highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect, learn and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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