National Association of Professional Women Inducts Deborah Castel, Freelance Consultant / Designer, Castel Design, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Deborah Castel selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to present Deborah with this important honor. Her knowledge and experience in design are valuable assets to her clients and community.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Deborah Castel as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in design. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting 850,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to present Deborah with this important honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in design are valuable assets to her clients and community.”

Self-motivated, results oriented and driven to succeed, Deborah Castel is a seasoned professional who has constantly set her goals to keep pace with her highest aspirations for personal excellence. Throughout her career, she has exhibited exemplary teamwork, expertise, integrity and dedication.

Ms. Castel is Owner and Freelance Consultant / Designer at Castel Design, which specializes in footwear and accessory design and development with a focus on sustainable design opportunities. Her skills and areas of expertise include innovative idea implementation, trend analysis, sketching, illustration, design direction, product development, visual merchandising, maximum potential marketing and more.

“I am currently working on a sustainable supply chain model for the footwear industry,” said Ms. Castel. “I focus on developing alternative methods, improving current procedures to create less negative impact on our society, economy and environment, and increasing / maintaining profit margins for companies and brands.”

Outside of her successful career in design, Ms. Castel is a devoted supporter of charitable organizations such as Apple Arts, which brings art to homeless children in New York City while raising their self-esteem and confidence.

For her commitment to achieving success according to her personal standards of excellence, and for her outstanding accomplishments in enriching her position with her diversified proficiencies, Ms. Castel is being honored as a leader and role model for her profession.

Awards & Accomplishments: Bachelor of Arts, Ryerson University, Fashion and Apparel Design


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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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