NAPW Covington, LA Local Chapter Held Member Spotlight Event in April and Hosted International Guest Speaker in May

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Members & Guests of the National Association of Professional Women Covington, LA Chapter learned more about each other’s businesses in April, and in May, heard from Julie Palacios of Santiago, Chile.

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Since the theme of the meeting was ‘Member Spotlight,’ each member and guest was invited to share information about her business and profession so others could learn more about what she does,

Members and guests of the NAPW Covington, LA Local Chapter gathered on April 29th at Fazio’s Restaurant and on May 20th at Rocketfire Pizza, located at 1950 North Highway 190 in Covington, LA, for professional networking meetings.

In May, the Chapter hosted an international guest speaker, Julie Palacios of Santiago, Chile, who shared her insight with the group of professional women.

At the April meeting, attendees learned more about each other during a Member Spotlight session that highlighted members’ businesses.

Covington Local Chapter President Ann Glynn kicked off the May meeting with a warm welcome to members and guests. After introductions of the attendees, the President invited the guest speaker to take the floor.

“We were honored to welcome our international guest, Mrs. Julie Palacios, of Santiago, Chile, who brought a delightful mix of humor and elegant class to our meeting,” said Covington Chapter President Ann Glynn. “The insightful views she shared with our group were one of the highlights of our meeting.”

After the guest speaker’s presentation, members discussed ways to raise both personal and professional profiles in the media and the community.

They also spoke about how to become more involved in community outreach and small business startups, and the challenges that can arise when putting together promotions.

At the April meeting, attendees had the opportunity to showcase their professional endeavors.

“Since the theme of the meeting was ‘Member Spotlight,’ each member and guest was invited to share information about her business and profession so others could learn more about what she does,” said President Glynn.

After the introductions and spotlight presentations, the group of professional women discussed topics ranging from dieting to creative ways to encourage customers to book (and pay for!) more hours of their time.

Attendees participating in the Member Spotlight were:
Brenda Alford, Founder and Creative Owner of Red Door Re-Decor, LLC, ( began her business to help homeowners increase the resale value of their homes, and speed up the selling process. More than 30 years experience in the real estate industry, combined with a talent for decorating and design, and a keen, artistic eye, all make Brenda a true professional in her field, and a valued and valuable asset to all of her clients.

Lilla Gaffney, Contract Specialist for Software Scanning and Services, ( has a wide area of expertise, including research, literary analysis and contracting as well as proposal writing and reviews. She is drawn to, and passionate about, charitable organizations such as the Red Cross, Heifer International, NPR (locally WWNO) and Wikipedia. Lilla likes to support organizations that contribute to social and technological progress.

Ann Glynn, Covington Local Chapter President ( discussed her areas of expertise, which include business continuity, social capital and social media strategies, digital asset management, marketing, public relations and Google AdWords/Analytics.

The May meeting was held at Rocketfire Pizza, a family-friendly casual dining experience specializing in coal fired pizza, heroes, salads, Italian entrees and desserts. The restaurant features a private meeting room that created the perfect atmosphere for our gathering.

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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