NAPW Members Get to the Heart of the Matter in February

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Local Chapter networking events focus on heart health; Black History Month

From a discussion about diversity in the workplace to learning how to stay heart healthy, our members were empowered both professionally and personally at Local Chapter events and during our bi-monthly eChapter meetings last month.

NAPW members didn’t miss a beat in February as they gathered together to recognize Heart Health Month and Black History Month. All across the US, professional women gathered at Local Chapter meetings to network, learn more about keeping their hearts in tip-top shape and celebrate the many significant contributions of Black women throughout history.

“NAPW members continue to inspire with their leadership skills and generous hearts,” said NAPW President Star Jones, a heart disease survivor who wore red every day in February to help raise awareness about women and heart disease. “Local Chapters held educational events last month to learn the facts about heart disease and stroke, raise funds for the American Heart Association (AHA) and its Go Red for Women movement and discuss the important impact of Black women, past and present!”

Through a combination of fundraising efforts by Corporate and Local Chapters, NAPW raised nearly $6,000 to date for the AHA during the month of February.

Those very themes were also the focus of the February eChapter meetings, NAPW’s fastest growing Chapter with more than 13,000 members. Hosted my Ms. Jones, who shared her story as a heart disease survivor, Louise Newsome -- NAPW National Director of Local Chapters and NYC Chapter President --moderated a panel of experts from within the NAPW community.

“From a discussion about diversity in the workplace to learning how to stay heart healthy, our members were empowered both professionally and personally at Local Chapter events and during our bi-monthly eChapter meetings last month,” said Ms. Newsome, who, along with NAPW’s Central Regional Manager Megan Wessels, attended the AHA’s Red Dress Event in New York.

NAPW’s Eastern Region took the initiative by exploring ways to get heart healthy and recognizing Black History Month during networking meetings. NYC Chapter members learned about the benefits of Transcendental Meditation and watched a live streaming of the AHA event, as did members and guests at networking meetings in Orlando, FL and Upstate, SC. Local Chapter events in Midlothian, VA; Raleigh-Durham, NC and Rochester, NY featured expert speakers, including nurses, doctors and an AHA representative.

Members and guests in NAPW’s Western Region, including Merrimack, North Orange County, Palo Alto and Simi Valley, CA; Phoeniz, AZ; and West Denver, CO, also got to the heart of the matter with expert tips from guest speakers.

A nutrition workshop, donations for children with congenital heart disease and one member’s heartfelt story as a heart disease survivor were the focus of Local Chapter meetings in NAPW’s Central Region, including Austin and Dallas, TX; Covington, LA; Gulf Coast, MS; Indianapolis, IN; Nashville, TN; Rogers, AR and Royal Oak, MI.

For additional information about NAPW and its Local Chapters, please visit http://www.napw.com.

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About NAPW

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 850,000 members, over 200 Local Chapters and a thriving eChapter with more than 13,000 members. 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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