National Association of Professional Women Inducts Joanne Thomas, Founder and Principal, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Joanne Thomas is selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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“I am passionate about forging cross sector collaborations, social entrepreneurship and social enterprise among nonprofits, businesses and units of government.”

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Joanne Thomas as a 2016-2017 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 more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to welcome Joanne into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”

Self-motivated, results-oriented and driven to succeed, Joanne Thomas is a seasoned professional who has constantly set her goals to keep pace with her highest aspirations for personal excellence. Throughout her career, she has exhibited exemplary teamwork, expertise, integrity and dedication.

Ms. Thomas recently retired as President and CEO of Central Illinois Agency on Aging, Inc. She has a lot of experience with nonprofits doing exemplary work, despite budget shortfalls in state and federal funds, as well as with government employees putting forth their best efforts on behalf of the nonprofits they helped to fund. Today, she formed and is now the Principal of The Social Factor L3C, an Illinois limited liability company.

“I am passionate about forging cross sector collaborations, social entrepreneurship and social enterprise among nonprofits, businesses and units of government,” she said.

Ms. Thomas’ future goal is to see The Social Factor L3C launch activities within two years that will achieve the potential for collaboration that lowers the cost of healthcare, makes social services more stable, communities and businesses thrive.

The unwavering dedication demonstrated by Ms. Thomas fully utilizes the aspirations for success that have earned her this recognition from the National Association of Professional Women, honoring her as an inspiration and a leader in her industry.

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