NAPW Akron, OH Local Chapter Pledged to Develop Future Mentoring Program for Young Women at September Networking Event

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National Association of Professional Women Akron, OH Local Chapter focused on mentoring young women in the community and growing the Chapter at September meeting.

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The members recognize and accept the challenge of being powerful women of Summit County and pledged to continue stepping into their power and impacting change by joining together on a monthly basis at Akron Chapter meetings.

Members and guests of the NAPW Akron, OH Local Chapter gathered on September 6th for a professional networking meeting at the Spaghetti Warehouse.

The group of professional women pledged to give back to the Akron community by developing a mentoring program for young women in the area.

Chapter President Dr. Ollie Jones welcomed new members and vowed to continue to grow the Chapter.

The Chapter President kicked off the meeting by presenting the two newest members to the Akron Chapter with NAPW Pins and Notepads. Dr. Jones shared that she is reaching out to all new and current members to encourage local involvement.

“The Akron Local Chapter is now 64 members strong and at least one new member joins the Chapter weekly,” said President Jones. “We will continue to work hard to embrace more NAPW members in the Akron area!”

The meeting continued with introductions, and an overview of the benefits of being NAPW members.

Members were encouraged to explore the NAPW website and to take full advantage of the many excellent opportunities available to them.

Among the members and guests present was past Chapter President Delphine Allen, who said she would be happy to assist the current President however she could. All of the members agreed they were excited about connecting through Local Chapter meetings every month.

They discussed in length about why they joined NAPW and the value of taking advantage of the various online trainings and connections.

“The members recognize and accept the challenge of being powerful women of Summit County and pledged to continue stepping into their power and impacting change by joining together on a monthly basis at Akron Chapter meetings,” said President Jones.

A discussion also covered the presidential vision for the Local Chapter. It was decided that the Akron Chapter should collectively develop one to two areas of interest that would be impactful to young women in the Akron community.

The group of professional women also agreed that the NAPW Akron Chapter should be present at various local functions in order to develop a stronger presence in the community.

“There was a great interest from members regarding the development of a mentoring program for young women in the area,” said Dr. Jones.

“We will continue to explore ways of accomplishing this at our next Chapter meeting.”

The Akron Chapter’s next monthly meeting is scheduled for October 3rd at 6:00pm at the Spaghetti Warehouse, 510 S. Main Street, Akron, Ohio. To RSVP, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/rss/user_list_events/56795362913.

In attendance were Delphine Allen- John Maxwell Team, founding partner, Certified Professional coach, speaker and Trainer, DLA Empowerment Life Coaching LLC; Andrea Allen, Edgepark Medical billing specialist; Linda Luttrell, Journey In Jewelry, jewelry artist; Karen McGuire, expertise: cancer biology, including drug development and clinical trials; Alice Terry (guest), utilities industry and assistant pastor of Greater Bethel Baptist Church; Marcie Steingraber and Chapter President Dr. Ollie Jones.

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.

For additional information regarding the NAPW Akron, OH Local Chapter and/or NAPW, please visit http://www.napw.com.

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