NAPW Members Celebrated Women’s History Month at March Networking Events

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Local Chapter events nationwide inspired by past, present women’s achievements

During Women’s History Month, Local Chapters inspired with leadership and encouragement, providing a supportive network of diversity and empowerment to our members.

Celebrating the many achievements of women today and yesterday empowered and inspired NAPW members as they recognized Women’s History Month this March. At Local Chapter meetings around the country, thousands of professional women gathered to celebrate what women have accomplished in the past and continue to do today to foster change, make a difference in the world and encourage future generations of young women.

“Throughout history, women have made powerful leaps defending our country, fighting for equal rights and demonstrating our gender is an asset to the world,” says Star Jones, NAPW President. “During Women’s History Month, Local Chapters inspired with leadership and encouragement, providing a supportive network of diversity and empowerment to our members.”

In NAPW’s Central Region women business owners shared their stories of perseverance and ultimate success, fueling the entrepreneurial spirit among Local Chapter members and their guests in Omaha, NE and Plano and The Woodlands, TX.

Discovering how women have shaped history and listening to women today telling “Her-Story” were the themes for Local Chapter networking meetings throughout NAPW’s Eastern Region. In Bowie, MD; Forest Hills, Nassau County and Westchester NY; Loudoun County, Philadelphia and Scranton, PA; Newport News and Stafford, VA and West Orange, NJ, guest speakers sparked conversations among members and guests about how far women have come and the work that remains.

“When we come together at Local Chapter events, regional events and even national events - without realizing it - we are part of history, incrementally working towards change by supporting each other, growing our network and empowering ourselves through continuing education and varied learning experiences,” noted Louise Newsome, NAPW National Director of Local Chapters and NYC Chapter President.

Across the country in NAPW’s Western Region, Local Chapters in Helena, MT; Los Angeles, Roseville and Sacramento, CA; Portland, OR and Seattle, WA, hosted networking meetings that included such diverse guests as a speaker from the Women’s Foundation of Montana, a documentary filmmaker and an expert on women’s history.

In NAPW’s Northern Region, professional women came together in Columbus, OH; Orland Park, IL and Madison and Western Milwaukee, WI, to network, listen to guest speakers discuss influential women from the past and present, and share their own stories of professional and personal successes.

An entrepreneurial panel of four dynamic women debated the many challenges and rewards of owning their own businesses at the St. Petersburg, FL Local Chapter networking meeting. Other Chapters in NAPW’s Southern Region, including Augusta, GA and Aventura, Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando and Palm Beach, FL, hosted networking meetings that focused on the importance of empowerment, entrepreneurship and inspiring the next generation of professional women who will shape the future.

“It took nearly 150 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence for American women to have the right to vote. We’ve come a long way; and today, we are stronger than ever before… but there’s still work to do. Together, we’ll make it happen!” says Ms. Jones.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities and professional events.

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NAPW defines success as "owning your own power." As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a powerfully vibrant networking community with more than 700,000 members and over 200 Local Chapters. NAPW members have diverse backgrounds, beliefs, perspectives and lifestyles with one common bond – their ability to succeed. NAPW's mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect 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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