Professional Women of Pembroke Pines, FL Gathered to Network and Share Goals at July & August NAPW Chapter Events

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National Association of Professional Women Pembroke Pines, FL Chapter hosted July & August networking events where members and guests supported one another and set exciting Chapter Goals.

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...the group strategically focused on discussing ...guest speakers for upcoming workshops, open board and committee positions, different venues and increasing the Chapter’s membership,

Members and guests of the NAPW Pembroke Pines, FL Local Chapter gathered on July 24th and August 21st for professional networking meetings.

At each event, the group of professional women networked, supported one another, shared goals and made exciting future plans for the Chapter.

Pembroke Pines Local Chapter President Sylvia Doane-Ward kicked of the July meeting, which was held at the Bahama Breeze Island Grille Restaurant, with a warm welcome to all of the attendees.

She invited attendees to introduce themselves to the group and speak about their respective businesses.

“After introductions, the group strategically focused on discussing themes, our mission statement, guest speakers for upcoming workshops, open board and committee positions, different venues and increasing the Chapter’s membership,” said the Chapter President.

Members and guests suggested topics for future meetings and workshops that included health and wellness, life skills, financial tips, self-empowerment, dreams and partnerships.

Charities such as Embrace Saves Infants’ Lives, Touch A Heart, Challenge Air and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital were mentioned.

At the Pembroke Pines August 21st meeting, members and guests once again had the opportunity to showcase their businesses and professional endeavors.

The group focused on topics they would like to see addressed at future meetings.

A discussion was held on other charitable organizations the Chapter could support such as mentoring program for girls, Children’s Home Society and Dress For Success.

The next Pembroke Pines Chapter meeting will be held on September 18th at 6:00pm at the Brio Tuscan Grille restaurant.

Members in attendance at the July meeting included:
Jaquada Lee, author of Faith on Fire: A Journey to the Promise, minister, speaker and faith coach.

Adriana Loch, president and CEO, APZ Handcrafted Treasures, which specialize in handmade and embroidered women's clothing, handcrafted handbags and accessories.

Sherinata Pollack, president of Create Your Magic. Learn how to tap into the energy around you; simply put, creating magic and miracles in your life throughout the day.

Carol Morgan, The Dream Lady, author, dream coach, speaker and workshop facilitator. She is the author of the Dreams’n More Dream Journal and Sleeping Your Way to Success.    

At the Pembroke Pines August 21st meeting, members in attendance included:
Dawn Facey, program manager at Community Based Connection, which focuses on strengthening family relationship.

Sharon Mortimer, president of Transformations: Mind, Body, and Soul LLC, which specializes in health and wellness. The goal is to promote health and wellness, leading to self-actualization, while utilizing education, linkage to formal support systems and empowerment exercises.

Mia Y. Merritt, Ph.D., administrator at Miami Dade Public Schools, which specializes in education. Mia is an inspirational speaker, author, and seminar facilitator.

Wilma Mulcare, president of Mulcare Skin Care & Cosmetics, a business that provides the look of Flawless Beauty through healthy hair, healthy skin, nutritional cleansing and an overall glamorous look that complements your facial features, life style and personality.

Nora Rivas, senior key account manager, transportation services and logistics.

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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