Garden City, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
NAPW honors Kimberly Elfering as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Elfering is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in advocacy. As the largest networking organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.
“I am drawn to and passionate about assisting people who have disabilities in our local community and charitable organizations that reach out to all people and organization that support children,” says Ms. Elfering.
To follow her passion for helping those in need, Ms. Elfering established CHAT Center (Cheyenne Habilitation and Therapeutic Center, Inc.) in 1999. At CHAT, she strives to create a nurturing and supportive environment for individuals who are mentally and physically disabled. Compassionate, highly trained professionals help clients by offering a variety of residential, day habilitation and vocational services. The center also organizes, hosts and participates in a number of creative community events throughout the year.
In recognition of her dedication, Ms. Elfering has received numerous awards including the 40 Under 40 Award from the state of Wyoming, as well as accolades from the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce and ARC of Laramie County. She plans to continue her advocacy work for the rights of disabled individuals when it comes to their ability to live and work in their communities by creating a nonprofit agency that focuses on bringing community, cultural and social events to people with special needs.
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.