NAPW Members Celebrate LGBT Pride, Focus on Hunger Awareness at June Events

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Local Chapters held diversity seminars, local food drives to raise awareness, show support

June was an exceptional month as we celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding same-sex marriage. NAPW members led with pride and embraced diversity as they supported...

NAPW members recognized LGBT Pride Month and Hunger Awareness Month at networking events across the country in June. Local Chapters empowered professional women to stand up for the rights of all Americans and to do all they can to ensure that no child in this country goes to bed hungry. Inspired by passionate speakers and energized by hands-on initiatives, NAPW members stood united as they did their part to make a difference in their communities and beyond.

“June was an exceptional month as we celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding same-sex marriage. NAPW members led with pride and embraced diversity as they supported the LGBT community,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “The professional women of NAPW also joined the fight against hunger in America by holding food drives in their neighborhoods and raising awareness through educational discussions.”

At Local Chapter events in NAPW’s Central Region, members helped raise awareness about LGBT pride and the plight of the hungry in this country. Speakers shared information on these and other relevant issues at networking meetings in Austin, Plano and Fort Worth / Tarrant County, TX; Kansas City Metro, KS; New Orleans, LA and Orland Park, IL.

In NAPW’s Eastern Region, NAPW members gathered at Local Chapter events to celebrate diversity and raise awareness about hunger in the US. A representative from a local food bank made an impassioned plea for help that spurred Newport News, VA Chapter members to collect food donations and raise funds for the food bank.

Members in Ocala, FL, attended a fundraiser that awarded scholarships to local students and in St. Petersburg, FL, NAPW Local Chapter members attended the Tampa Bay Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce event. At the NYC Chapter meeting, members and guests welcomed Matt Tumminello, Founder and President of Target 10, one of the first integrated marketing agencies to specialize in LGBT consumers.

Professional women in NAPW’s Western Region welcomed guest speakers who educated the group on issues that affect the LGBT population. The impact of women in public office and how to inspire other women and girls to enter politics and the business world was the topic of discussion among members of the San Diego, CA, Local Chapter.

“Throughout the country, Local Chapter members supported the LGBT community and recognized that hunger in America affects 1 in 6 people who struggle to get enough to eat,” said Louise Newsome, NAPW National Director of Local Chapters and NYC Chapter President.

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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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