NAPW Ft. Worth, TX Local Chapter Got Tips for Healthier Eating & Safer Pedicures at February and March Networking Events

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National Association of Professional Women Ft. Worth, TX Chapter hosted two guest speakers who shared their industry knowledge and helpful tips at the February and March meetings.

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Many members and guests talked about their own experiences with the program... Even those attendees who aren’t vegans enjoyed the food the guest speaker prepared for us to sample.

Members and guests of the NAPW Ft. Worth, TX Local Chapter gathered in February and March for professional networking meetings.

On March 26th the group of professional women heard tips from Philly Arnold, Owner of Spa 270 Degrees, a local nail salon, about the importance of safe, sterile manicures and pedicures and how they could benefit those with certain medical conditions.

At the February 26th networking event, the Chapter hosted Barb Craft of Fun Cooking Classes who shared her expertise for preparing healthy, vegan dishes with members and guests.

NAPW Ft. Worth Chapter President Mae Hoover kicked off the March meeting by welcoming the group of 17 women, nine of whom were first-time visitors, and inviting each attendee to introduce themselves and tell the others about their business/career.

After speaking to the group of professional women about the many benefits of being a member of NAPW, the Chapter President introduced the guest speaker.

“Philly Arnold owns a nail spa, where all the technicians, she included, are certified and medically trained to provide care for those with particular problems, such as diabetes, cancer, pregnancy, etc.,” said Mae.

The speaker showed a video of her spa and the sterilization techniques they use to protect women and men during pedicures and manicures. Ms. Arnold specializes in treating people with diabetes, cancer, and other problems that affect the feet.

She spoke about how her spa uses products that have no odors and how all the technicians wear non-latex gloves. The nail polish they use has no odor and prevents fungus.

“She explained to members and guests that everything is sterilized at 270° in an autoclave, which is where the name of her spa comes from – Spa 270 Degrees,” said Mae.

Ms. Arnold works with medical doctors to make sure her ministrations are accurate. Each technician is medically trained and certified. She explained the dangers of inexperienced people using less than sterile tools on people with compromised immune systems.

Ms. Arnold generously provided a sample of her specially prepared hand cream for all attendees. A number of women shared horror stories of other pedicures.

Many stayed after the meeting to invite Ms. Arnold to speak at other meetings, and suggested how important her service is, especially to older parents and those taking blood thinning medications.

The previous month, The Ft. Worth Chapter met on February 26th. Twenty-one women attended, and eight were first-time visitors.

After the group of professional women introduced themselves, the Chapter President invited the guest speaker, Barb Craft of Fun Cooking Classes, to take the floor.

Ms. Craft began her presentation by filling the audience in on her background, and told them how she had a severe health problem. Once she tried a vegan diet, she discovered many of her symptoms disappeared. Ms. Craft showed a video of others who began to eat in a more healthy way. She had handouts and recipes for two vegan dishes that she shared samples with the group.

“Many members and guests talked about their own experiences with the program,” said the Chapter President.

“Ms. Craft ended her presentation with a question and answer period and everyone was very engaged. Even those attendees who aren’t vegans enjoyed the food the guest speaker prepared for us to sample.”

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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