National Association of Professional Women Announces Suzette Schafer, President / Founder, Purpose Driven Sales and Marketing, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

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Suzette Schafer is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

Because so much of the work we do is uplifting, it’s very satisfying to feel like you are a part of making the world a more positive place.

NAPW honors Suzette Schafer as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Schafer is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional 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 inspired by media because I’m a storyteller, especially stories that bring up multiple forms of emotion that can have a positive effect by giving people messages of hope, courage and faith,” says Ms. Schafer, President / Founder of Purpose Driven Sales and Marketing (PDSM).

A skilled and passionate salesperson, Ms. Schafer brings 25 years of experience in the home entertainment industry working as an executive and independent consultant at several major studios. From creatively packaging a film to developing innovative marketing campaigns, she uses her expertise in sales and marketing to successfully take a client’s product from concept to shelf. “I act as an advisor and executer to ensure that each project we take on achieves a level of excellence that allows our clients to continue and expand their work in the entertainment industry,” she says.

Nurturing filmmakers and entertainment personalities at the early stage in their careers and guiding them as they produce their first film or launch a new brand is extremely gratifying, says Ms. Schafer. “It’s rewarding to feel as if you were a part of helping someone achieve his or her goals,” she admits. “Also, because so much of the work we do is uplifting, it’s very satisfying to feel like you are a part of making the world a more positive place.” As for the future, Ms. Schafer plans to expand PDSM’s client base, become involved in more productions and move into the multiple media digital platforms of entertainment.

Awards & Accomplishments: Master Media and The Dove Foundation

NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive networking forum to successful professional women where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, tools and benefits, members interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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