It was a very productive launch meeting. There were plenty of opportunities for networking among the attendees and some good ideas going forward,
Garden City, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
It was the Chapter’s official launch meeting, and the group of professional women enjoyed a morning of networking, getting to know one another, and setting goals for the Chapter’s future.
“It was a very productive launch meeting. There were plenty of opportunities for networking among the attendees and some good ideas going forward,” said Chapter President Jennifer Jank.
“We are excited to be a part of the new Loudoun County Local Chapter!”
To kick off the launch meeting, the Chapter President warmly greeted all of the attendees and distributed welcome packets courtesy of the organization, which consisted of notepads and pins, to the new members. She then invited the group of professional women to go around the table and introduce themselves.
Following introductions, Jennifer led the group in a discussion about the future goals and plans for the Chapter.
“The first few Chapter meetings are intended to give the members an opportunity to provide input as to what they would like to see in the Chapter,” said the Chapter President. “In that regard, the members agreed to think about suggestions for speakers and charitable ideas.”
Since this was an inaugural meeting for the Loudoun County Local Chapter, no speakers have yet been booked. There were a number of suggestions for small business services where the speakers could be helpful to Chapter members, along with more personal financial topics such as college education planning.
Loudoun County Chapter meetings will try to feature all female speakers at their meetings. In their discussion, the group of professional women also touched on the topic of focusing on a number of local charities and organizations the Chapter could support.
“The Loudoun County Chapter is ready to dive in to charitable causes as well, preferably benefiting the local community as much as possible,” said the Chapter President.
“There are some very engaged and enthusiastic women who are looking forward to making a difference where it’s needed under the auspices of the National Association for Professional Women.”
The next Loudoun County Chapter meetings are scheduled for April 23rd and May 28th at the same venue, Eggspectations in Leesburg. The restaurant is open all day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and its early opening time makes it a great place to meet before starting the day’s business. There is enough variety so that everyone could find something on the menu, and enough room to host the group.
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.