National Association of Professional Women Inducts Ilene Birkwood, Author / Vice President, Ascendant Publishing, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Ilene Birkwood selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to welcome Ilene into this exceptional group of professional women. Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.

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

“I’m pleased to welcome Ilene 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, Ilene Birkwood is a seasoned professional who has constantly set goals to achieve personal excellence. Throughout her career she has exhibited exemplary teamwork, expertise, integrity and dedication.

Ms. Birkwood’s professional title is Author and Director of Ascendant Publishing, a privately held company. After a successful career in Silicon Valley, she moved to New Zealand and began to write. There, in a beautiful beachside property in the sub-tropical north, she wrote mystery novels set in New Zealand. Her latest mystery What To Do About Emma was released last year and another one is on the way.

Aside from a career as an Author, Ms. Birkwood was one of Hewlett Packard’s first women managers and ultimately was Director of Software Engineering in HP Laboratories. Later she became a Vice President of Tandem Computers.

Ms. Birkwood enjoys writing, reading, music, theater, hiking and taking annual trips back to her native England. Having returned to the Pacific Northwest to be close to her family, she loves the lakes and mountains and the vibrant literary scene.

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