National Association of Professional Women Announces Sandra M. Duarte, Cosmetologist and Owner at iLASHART, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

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Sandra Duarte is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

I’ve always wanted to combine my creative and business savvy and use my talents to help others.

NAPW honors Sandra Duarte of iLASHART, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Duarte is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in cosmetology. As the largest, most-recognized 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 more than 300 Local Chapters.

After building an eclectic resume over the past 15 years and a 2 year assignment in London, UK, Ms. Duarte chose to leave retail finance and incorporate all of her talents including client management, beauty and music into a flourishing business. “I’ve always wanted to combine my creative and business savvy and use my talents to help others,” says Ms. Duarte who made up her mind to move into a very lucrative sector of cosmetology, specifically, eyelash extensions. "I tried eyelash extensions while living in London, and I was just fascinated by it."

While putting iLASHART together and researching a business plan, Ms. Duarte soon realized there was a demand for solid business practices in her field. She decided to fill that demand by assisting fledgling stylists with building their businesses so they can focus on their craft.

Today, Ms. Duarte has a thriving business as a NovaLash Lash Extensionist. She has expanded her business by providing exclusive project management services to aspiring lash stylists and other entrepreneurs, who need assistance organizing their start-ups including business plans, logo and web design. A born project manager, Ms. Duarte discovered that not only did she have the talent and know-how for enhancing a woman's natural beauty, but she found she loved it. Ms. Duarte is happy helping people feel better about themselves, be it through beauty, music, or cultivating their vision for a successful company.

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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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