NAPW Greensboro, NC Chapter Were Inspired by Each Other’s ‘Elevator Speeches’ at Kick-Off Meeting in April

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National Association of Professional Women Greensboro, NC Chapter spent time getting to know one another and setting exciting Chapter goals at April’s kick-off networking event.

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Since this was a kick-off meeting, we spent a lot of time getting to know each member... Business cards were exchanged and everyone gave their elevator speech,

Members and guests of the NAPW Greensboro, NC Local Chapter gathered on April 9th for a professional networking meeting at Chop House in High Point.

During the Chapter’s kick-off event, the group of professional women enjoyed an evening of networking and learning more about each other.

Members and guests also worked together to make future plans for the Chapter.

“Since this was a kick-off meeting, we spent a lot of time getting to know each member. Business cards were exchanged and everyone gave their elevator speech,” said Chapter President Teresa Bailey.

“There was information provided and many questions were asked about attendee’s businesses so there was a great exchange of information. There was some good networking going on!”

The Chapter President led the group of professional women in a discussion about other venues to hold meetings, asking members what their preferences would be. She suggested the Chapter meet at local businesses, i.e., conference rooms, etc., and asked for volunteers.

All were in agreement to meet at various businesses. Several members generously volunteered to bring snacks to future meetings.

“As the Chapter grows, if a larger venue such as a room in a facility is needed, something will be worked out,” said Chapter President Teresa.

“The attendees were excited to have a Greensboro Local Chapter meeting starting and expressed their appreciation in getting the Chapter on the move!”

Several members asked Teresa about the varying levels of memberships. Teresa indicated that she would gather more information and then will follow up with those members asking.

She also explained the vast resources the organization has to offer such as presentations, online professional educational resources, and the Annual National Networking Conference.

Teresa asked for suggestions for next month’s meeting topic.

Guest Corliss McGinty, President of Soft Solutions Consulting, Inc., volunteered to offer a behavioral assessments to everyone. She distributed questionnaires and requested that members and guests complete them, print them out, and bring them to the next meeting.

The meeting will focus on behavioral differences and how we can adjust to those whose behaviors differs from us, particularly in sales situations. The meeting place has yet to be determined.

“After a wonderful meal, the group of professional women left with excitement and connected the next day via email, expressing their delight with our first meeting and their enthusiasm on getting the Greensboro Chapter to the next level!” said the Chapter President.

Member in Attendance: Teresa Bailey, Chapter President, VP HR & Admin, Noregon Systems, Inc.; Kerstin Haase, Regional Sales Manager, Enovate; Helene Avraham-Katz, President, Created Just For You; Laine Cunningham, Owner, Writer’s Resource; Bernadette Trinidad, President, Crutchfield Advertising; Ruth Petty, Financial Planner, Centinel Financial Group; Karen Weidt, Broker, Coldwell Banker; Kathy Frazier, Currently enjoying home life. Guest in Attendance: Corliss McGinty, President, Soft Solutions Consulting, Inc.

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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