National Association of Professional Women Announces Shirin Kooros, Principal and Founder of Metis, LLC, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

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

NAPW honors Shirin Kooros as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Kooros is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in hospitality and consulting services. 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.

As Principal and Founder of Metis, LLC, a company headquartered in our nation’s capital, Ms. Kooros is instrumental in helping companies to select superior boutique hotels that best meet their needs. She also provides creative solutions and strategic guidance when it comes to sales, marketing and operations, areas where she has more than 20 years of experience.

Throughout her successful career in hospitality and consulting, Ms. Kooros has developed exceptional business acumen when it comes to hotel site selection, sourcing, sales, marketing and management. Her in-depth operational knowledge was honed during her experience with two major hotel chains: the InterContinental Hotels Group at the Metropol in Moscow and at the historic Willard InterContinental in Washington, DC.

Ms. Kooros has an inherent knowledge of the international business world and was Director of Protocol and Business Development. She has overseen a number of high-level events, and was responsible for the successful property-level marketing, planning and execution of five presidential inaugurations, as well as 12 International Monetary fund meetings. Ms. Kooros has a Bachelor of Science in Languages from Georgetown University.

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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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