National Association of Professional Women Announces Danielle Ackerley, Owner of Canopy Blue, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

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

NAPW honors Danielle Ackerley, Owner of Canopy Blue, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Ackerley is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in fashion retail. As the largest networking organization of professional women in the country, the National Association of Professional Women is a vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.

Danielle Ackerley began her early career in fashion at Nordstrom Product Group where she worked as a Buyer Liaison with designers and buyers, a Production Coordinator negotiating supplies and manufacturing costs and an Operations Manager creating efficiency systems for Preview / Caslon, Nordstroms' largest department. Business savvy experience as VP of Development at BEntertaining followed, as well as the art of bringing people together as Regional Director for Junior Achievement of Greater Seattle. Ms. Ackerley also has years of hands-on experience in special event management, fundraising and marketing, having chaired several auctions and galas.

Currently, Ms. Ackerley is enjoying the success of her boutique, Canopy Blue, a favorite shopping oasis for style-conscious shoppers located in Seattle’s uber charming Madison Park neighborhood. The shop is bursting with leading designer labels including DVF, Calypso, Trina Turk, Ted Baker, Vince, Harvey Faircloth, Michael Stars and more. Customers have praised it as a "superbly well-edited dream closet," with gorgeous quality basics with a twist, the hottest seasonal must-haves, exclusive access to coveted new brands, one-of-a-kind statement accessories and perfect occasion gifts. Noted for above-and-beyond personal customer service, fabulous events and the boutique's unique French Riviera influence, "Seattleites and savvy travelers alike soon find Canopy Blue to be their favorite shopping destination,” says Ms. Ackerley.

Ms. Ackerley is passionately involved in her community, serving as a present or past board / committee member at the Seattle Art Museum, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Theater Group, Children's Museum, Seattle Aquarium Society, Experience Music Project, University of Washington College of Education, Epiphany School, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, Ackerley Family Foundation, Summer Search, Madison Park Business Association and Community Council, YWCA and Dress for Success.

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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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