National Association of Professional Women Inducts Julia Perkins, Chief Strategist, MBDB Strategic Consultants LLC, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Julia Perkins selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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It’s a privilege to recognize Julia with this important honor. Her work as a Chief Strategist has contributed to greater success for her clients.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Julia Perkins 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 more than 770,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“It’s a privilege to recognize Julia with this important honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her work as a Chief Strategist has contributed to greater success for her clients.”

Ms. Perkins is the Founder and Chief Strategist at MBMD (Mission-Based Market-Driven) Strategic Consultants LLC. To this role, she brings over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, management, board development, marketing, audience engagement and facilitation.

Ms. Perkins has established an industry-wide reputation among her peers for her expertise in nonprofit management and her ability to break down complex organizational issues, analyze them and creatively develop solutions.

Together with her talented team, Ms. Perkins cultivates strategic plans for her clients based on the firm belief that each client’s mission statement is the organization’s declaration of purpose. She works hand-in-hand with senior staff and board of directors to design uniquely tailored strategies that preserve the integrity of the organization’s mission and address marketplace opportunities.

Before branching out as the entrepreneur of her successful company, Ms. Perkins spent eight rewarding years as Community Programs Director at The Art Institute of Chicago. There, she designed arts education programs and developed strategies and evaluation systems. She also dedicated seven years as a Program Officer for the AFL-CIO, where she worked with labor unions in the Caribbean and Central America. Ms. Perkins was one of the co-authors of Mapping Cultural Participation in Chicago for the University of Chicago Cultural Policy Center.

Awards & Accomplishments: M.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Arts Administration; B.A., DePaul University, Marketing Research; Certified Professional Facilitator, International Association of Facilitators

About NAPW
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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