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LOCAL CHAPTER
Chicago
Chapter President: Megan Wessels
Phone: 773-644-1602

NAPW Mission:
NAPW defines success as "owning your own power." As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters. NAPW members have diverse backgrounds, beliefs, perspectives and lifestyles with one common bond – their ability to succeed. NAPW's mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

Chicago Chapter Motto:   We are a sisterhood of women who bring value to each other.

NAPW NORTH REGION STATES:  OH, MI, WI, IL, IN, MN, IA, MO, KY
NAPW NORTH REGION KEY CITIES:  Chicago - Columbus - Detroit - Lexington, KY - Indianapolis - Minneapolis
 
NAPW is an excellent way for like-minded professional women to network and support each other's goals.  We have over 900 amazing women in the Chapter and monthly meetings are always posted in the Upcoming Meeting list below.  Click the "Join" button to stay updated on all of our chapter events & activities.

NAPW Chicago Chapter Charitable Giving:  We are a chapter who believes in "giving back to our community."  In 2013 we were the winner of the NAPW Charity Award and since the creation of our *Networking for a Cause* events we have raised over $8000 for local charities.  Our goal for 2014 is to exceed $10,000 in charitable giving.    
 
Your 2014 Chicago Chapter Leadership Team:

Megan Wessels
- Chicago Chapter President & NAPW North Regional Manager
I'm very grateful for the opportunity to serve as your Chapter President.  The Leadership Team and I will do the best we can to make this a Chapter you are proud to be a member of!

Jeri Milsap - Vice President  
OPEN - Treasurer
Patti Holsen - Secretary
Teressa Johnson - Chapter Growth Coordinator
Crystal Spaeth - Chapter Outreach Coordinator 
Gloria Iglesias - Committee Chair Chapter Alliances
Kim Walberg - Committee Chair Chapter Events 
Lori Dann - Event Speaker Coordinator
Kaitlyn Gibbons - Eventbrite Coordinator
Rebecca Borges - VIP Member Event Coordinator
Lynette Mahone - Committee Chair NAPW Foundation
TBA -  Committee Chair Marketing & PR
Robin Schaltz - Marketing Coordinator  
OPEN - MailChimp Coordinator
Christina Giordano - Chief Social Media Coordinator  
Adena Washington - Chapter Newsletter Coordinator
Email:  NAPWChicagoNews@gmail.com 
  

Conchetta Jones & Avis Wright - Sisterhood Mentoring Program Coordinators
Email:  NAPWChicagoMentoring@gmail.com
A Group Mentoring program with several NAPW members working as mentors to a small group of young women 6th to 12th grade to help them learn life skills, self-esteem, integrity, relationship building, conflict resolution, health and fitness and etiquette.  The Sisterhood Mentoring events are held the 4th Saturday of every month, 1pm to 3pm.

NAPW Chicago Chapter Ambassadors:
* Mary Kay Gaspar Laurent
* Wendy Palmer
        * Erika Gilchrist

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Past Meetings
NAPW Community Wall Chicago Chapter
24
nov
2014

Compliance Director

Hello! I am new to NAPW and want to reach out to any those who may work in a similar industry. I work for a collection agency in the Chicago land as a compliance officer. I have to work closely with the FTC, FDIC, FDCPA and FCRA laws and write polices and procedures based on them for a third party collection agency. I'm interested to talk to people who are familiar with debt collection, credit lending, credit reporting, etc. I look forward to connecting with some of you and meeting some of you a... Read More

23
nov
2014

Host a Guilded Affair craft party with your friends & family this season!

Hi! I'm a new NAPW member and wanted to let you know about my business. At this time of year, many of us get very busy with work and family obligations. Why not schedule a ladies' night to wind down with friends or family in the midst of this craziness? A Guilded Affair brings the craft party to your event, be it anything from a low-key moms' or ladies' night in to your corporate holiday party. I specialize in bracelets, paper collage art, and other crafts that can be customized to be appro... Read More

14
nov
2014

Drives Application Engineer Opportunity-Please respond to the contact listed in the post

I am with a personnel search firm that does recruiting in the electrical industry and I wanted to ask your assistance with a recruiting assignment we are working on in Wisconsin. I am looking for a Application Engineer to be located in the Madison, WI area for a client of ours, who is a growing manufacturer of drives. This client is open to relocating candidates and paying the full relocation costs. This company is a recognized quality leader which has grown revenues in the U.S. over fi... Read More

13
nov
2014

Classes & Workshops on Healthy Eating!

Join Gourmet Raw Food Chef, Sunita Vira to learn quick, easy and delicious recipes to incorporate into your daily life! Confused with what is really good for you or bored with what to make? Not sure what to make for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Let us help you. Special Pricing just for NAPW members. Before I delve deeper into the programs, let me introduce myself, I am Sunita Vira, Chef & Nutrition Educator and Founder of The Raw Food Center, Chicago & Singapore. I have studied at the Living Lig... Read More

3
nov
2014

Volunteer Opportunity - ServiceWorks Chicago!

Good morning, I hope this message finds you well. My name is Livia and I am an AmeriCorps VISTA Casa Central in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. I would like to share a volunteering opportunity here at the agency called ServiceWorks. To give you some context, ServiceWorks is a brand new national program that uses volunteer service as a strategy to help 25,000 low-income youth and young adults in 10 cities develop the skills they need to prepare for college and careers. The program will deploy... Read More

Ethenia A Scott

Congratulations on your Volunteer work with AmeriCors VISTA Casa Central in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

Ethenia A. Scott, Xerox Channel Partner

1-800-573-7432

November 3 at 1:52 PM ET
28
oct
2014

NEW EVENT THIS THURSDAY, OCT. 30 - Tis the Season to Sparkle! 6:30 pm - Chicago Hyatt River North, 66 W. Illinois

It's YOUR Season to SHINE!!! Holiday Sparkle - Holiday Glam Makeovers! Learn glamour techniques & trends and we will donate to the charity of your choice! Being good never looked so great! Led by Jamie Vrinios, Diamond Circle National Sales Director and best-selling author of Warrior Magnificent. Be part of a worldwide event - satellite makeovers around the world! FREE! Product Giveaways! Read More

27
oct
2014

Holiday Card Printing, Linoleum Block

Want to really stand out this holiday season? Send a handmade card, with your own design to let the recipient know they are important! This is a great way to celebrate with your collegues and participate in a fun activity together. Sign up for this awesome opportunity here:*discounts for groups http://www.urbanoilceramics.com/store/p133/Holiday_Card_Printing.html Class Info: There is so much that you can do with printmaking, the very broad medium allows you to make multiples of one ima... Read More

22
oct
2014

UChicago Charter School All-Campus 2014 Gala Rise --NOVEMBER 1, 2014

Come and support UCHicago Charter- All Campus Second Annual Gala. Tickets for the 2014 gala are available ONLY online , and can be purchased now at www.uchicagocharter.org/gala — Tickets are only $50. other event details are listed below. UChicago Charter School All-Campus 2014 Gala RISE Saturday, November 1, 2014 Cocktail Reception 5:45 pm Dinner 7:00 pm Program 8:00pm Museum of Science & Industry 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive | Chicago, Il For further information or to volunteer,... Read More

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