NAPW Wichita Local Chapter Hosted Entrepreneur and Member Regina Miller who Shared Tips on Recognizing Key Differences between Managers and Leaders

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National Association of Professional Women Wichita Local Chapter held its fifth networking meeting where members and guests listened to entrepreneur and member Regina Miller as she shared tips on recognizing differences between managers and leaders and outlined eight key leadership qualities.

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Regina delivered a memorable learning experience on the difference between managers and leaders. She outlined eight leadership qualities: honesty, competence, inspiring...

Members and guests of the Wichita Local Chapter got together on August 6th for their fifth professional networking meeting at Green Mill Restaurant and Bar at Kellogg and Rock Road in Wichita. The group hosted guest speaker, member Regina Miller, who is the Director and Owner of Princeton Children’s Center in Wichita. Regina kept the audience engaged as she shared her expert tips on what it means to be a leader versus a manager.

NAPW Wichita Local Chapter President Rachelle Ecklund opened the meeting by welcoming all members and guests in attendance and invited them to introduce themselves. After introductions were made, Rachelle led a group discussion on a number of key issues for the Chapter including increased publicity, increased membership, and charitable causes.

“Our group discussed some avenues to get our local NAPW Chapter publicity,” said Rachelle. “It was determined The Wichita Business Journal, Women in Focus luncheon, and Wichita Independent Business Women may be opportunities for us to get the word out about the Wichita Chapter and our monthly networking meetings.”

When it came to the topic of charitable causes, members and guests agreed the Wichita Dream Center (Christmas bicycles for children) and breast cancer awareness walks were two areas where the Chapter would be interested in getting involved. The topic of using digital networking to build strong career connections was also briefly discussed. For all interested parties, it was announced that there will be a Kansas Conference for Women in Hutchinson on October 1st and Salina on October 2nd.

Next on the agenda was guest speaker Regina Miller, Owner and Director of Princeton Children’s
Center in Wichita. Regina brought her daughter Helen to the meeting. Together Regina and Helen operate the Center, which currently touches the lives of 188 children. A true Entrepreneur at heart, Regina has a lot of heart to be a leader for her employees. She shared some of her wisdom on leaders versus managers with the group.

“Regina delivered a memorable learning experience on the difference between managers and leaders. She outlined eight leadership qualities: honesty, competence, inspiring, intelligent, fair-minded, courageous, straightforward, and imagination,” said Rachelle.

Regina reminded the NAPW Wichita Local Chapter members and guests that you do learn from negative people. She told them to always reach back and give a hand to someone behind you and bring them up.

“Your job should help you personally and professionally. You can’t give away what you don’t have,” Regina told the crowd.

The next NAPW Wichita Local Chapter meeting is scheduled for September 10th at 7:00pm. The location will be the Green Mill at Kellogg and Rock Road in Wichita. The meeting will also be advertised in the business section of the Wichita Eagle newspaper and in the Ad Astra section of the Hutchinson News prior to the meeting.

“We hope to get more members to join our chapter and make sure that current members are aware of the meeting. Hope to see everyone there!” said Rachelle.

Members present at the August 6th meeting were Rachelle Ecklund, Mary Roupp, Dawn Reed, Melissa Wright, Debbie Morris, and Regina Miller.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.

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