NAPW Inducts Joyce Sawyer, Author of Power Spousing, the Hardest Job in American Politics, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Joyce Sawyer selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I’m pleased to recognize Joyce with this important honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

The National Association of Professional Women(NAPW) honors Joyce Sawyer as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting 850,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to recognize Joyce with this important honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women."

Joyce Sawyer served as a Middle and High School Teacher for 30 years and spent decades serving as a political spouse. She contends that being a spouse is “the hardest job in American politics.” Supporting her husband in more than 30 elections since 1976, she has been in the public eye throughout her husband’s career at all three levels: National (Senator), State (House of Representatives) and Local Mayor of Akron, OH. Ms. Sawyer has also been on the other end of the election process, winning the primary election for the Clerk of Courts position for the Akron Municipal Court.

In her groundbreaking book "Power Spousing, the Hardest Job in American Politics," Ms. Sawyer offers advice, insight and encouragement to all spouses who are working hard to make someone else look good while maintaining their own identity along the way. She serves as a coach to other spouses, providing powerful advice that extends beyond the political sphere to all high-profile fields, including business, medicine, ministry and the military.

Ms. Sawyer’s skills and areas of expertise include helping people look good while keeping their own identity, writing, research, marketing, education, strategic planning, public speaking, teamwork building, communication and leadership. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Education with a minor in Spanish from Kent University. She is currently involved with the Federated Democratic Women of Summit County.

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