NAPW League City, TX Chapter Focused on Business Development, Mentoring, & Community Involvement at February Launch Event

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National Association of Professional Women League City, TX Chapter discussed goals at February launch meeting that included supporting each other’s careers, developing mentoring programs, and getting involved in the community.

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We will share resources by helping members promote their businesses and careers... We feel it is vitally important to help members expose their businesses throughout the communities in which their businesses are being conducted,

Members and guests of the NAPW League City, TX Local Chapter gathered on February 24th for a professional networking luncheon at Salt Grass Steakhouse, 20241 Gulf Freeway in Webster, Texas.

It was the Chapter’s official launch meeting.

At the event, the group of professional women focused on ways to achieve the Chapter’s goals that include business development, community involvement, and much more.

NAPW League City Chapter President Ethel Washington opened the meeting by welcoming attendees to the official launch of the Chapter.

She led a discussion about Chapter goals, which are to share resources, help in job placement, enhance professional development and continuing education, establish leadership conferences, develop college mentorship programs, and promote member’s businesses and/or careers.

The group wants to find ways to do this effectively while also establishing the NAPW League City Local Chapter’s presence in the surrounding communities.

“We will share resources by helping members promote their businesses and careers. We feel it is vitally important to help members expose their businesses throughout the communities in which their businesses are being conducted,” said Ethel.

The group of professional women also discussed community outreach through a mentoring program.

The Chapter will be talking to some of the administration at College of the Mainland (League City and La Marque), Lee College, and San Jacinto College about career development through this program.

“Some of the main focuses of our mentoring program will be mentoring women for professional development, resume writing, interviewing, ethics in the workplace (morals, trust, integrity, reliability, and responsibility), finance and budgeting, entrepreneur opportunities, and social media (from a business standpoint),” said the Chapter President.

A discussion ensued about the logistics of setting up a teleconference with a best-selling Author on career development for a mentoring event in July at College of the Mainland (League City).

Melinda Keeney will organize the teleconference with the Author, whom she knows.

“The teleconference will be designed to help enlighten the group on various topics that will be in line with the Chapter goals,” said Ethel.

“We all are looking forward to interacting with the Author via the teleconference program.”

The Chapter President also spoke about ways of growing the Chapter.

It was suggested that members from the Houston Chapter, as well other surrounding Local Chapters, be invited to join the newly launched Chapter. The League City Chapter will also invite more NAPW members to join through LinkedIn.

“More about our social media strategies will be discussed at our March meeting,” said Ethel.

“We will talk about what social media sites will be used for our Chapter and how we can use them to better promote our causes.”

The next League City Local Chapter meeting will be held on March 21st at the Saltgrass Steakhouse at 11:30am.

Attendees at the February launch meeting were: Chapter President Ethel Washington, Quencelia Goins, Chrys Hawley (Chapter Vice President), Melinda Keeney, Cheryl Harris-Brown, and Michelle Charles.

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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