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Kimberly Hudson, M.F.A. Hello NAPW Fairfax Chapter. I am a new member and excited to share an awesome event with you... Join us Thursday, May 25, 2017 6-8pm for a FREE woman-owned business networking event benefiting Suited for Change. Suited for Change is a non-profit organization that provides low-income women with professional clothing and job-readiness workshops. Register: Event Details: • Champagne, Cupcakes & Hors d'oeuvres • Professional Clothing Donation to Suited for Change • Silent Auction Benefiting Suited for Change • Network with Women Entrepreneurs & Professionals • Meet Women Owned/ Operated Business Event Sponsors • Creative Inspiration Center • Young Woman Creative Entrepreneur Grant Award Presentation • SWAG Bag for First 150 Pre-Registered Attendees in the Door Register:
  • May 17, 2017
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    Kathy Lewis We are on a mission to elevate the awareness of how our female reproductive system has been compromised by the use of the potentially toxic feminine hygiene products that are currently on the market. - See more at: nspirenetwork.com/kathylewis24
  • May 12, 2017
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    Carol Rusaw Hello, I am writing a book for women on managing conflict in the workplace and would like to interview women who have dealt with challenges from their work, interpersonal relationships, and home and family conflicts. The interviews will follow research standards of confidentiality and anonymity, meaning that names, organizations, and any form of personal identifiers will be changed. If you would like more information or would like to participate, please let me know. My e-mail address is ACRusaw456@comcast.net. Thank you, Carol Rusaw, EdD
  • May 09, 2017 1 Comments
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    Carol Rusaw Hello, I am writing a book for women on managing conflict in the workplace and would like to interview women who have dealt with challenges from their work, interpersonal relationships, and home and family conflicts. The interviews will follow research standards of confidentiality and anonymity, meaning that names, organizations, and any form of personal identifiers will be changed. If you would like more information or would like to participate, please let me know. My e-mail address is ACRusaw456@comcast.net. Thank you, Carol Rusaw, EdD
  • May 09, 2017
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    Eastern Region Assistant Ladies, please take advantage of this great opportunity and join NAPW President Star Jones at our Washington D.C Power Networking Event on Tue, May 2, 2017 at The City Club of Washington! “Stretch: Can Growth and Comfort Coexist?" NAPW created Power Networking for professional women who want to achieve 'the next level', whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder or an aspiring entrepreneur. NAPW speakers include founders and CEOs of fast-growing companies, icons in the business community and successful professionals. Our networking event and breakout sessions will focus on shattering self-imposed boundaries, stepping out of your ‘comfort zone’ and help you overcome your fear of change (for that next leap). Register today! Power Networking Agenda 9:30am - 10:00am General Registration Begins "Muffins and Mimosas" with Star (For VIP Members) 10:00am - 11:00am Informative and Interactive Breakout Sessions The Professionals Path The Entrepreneurs Path 11:00am - 12:30pm Power Networking Lunch 12:30pm - 1:45pm Networking Meet-Ups 1:45pm - 2:00pm VIP Member Spotlight / Giveaways 2:00pm Power Networking Event Ends The City Club of Washington 555 13th Street Northwest Columbia Square Washington, DC 20004 Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/napw-washington-dc-power-networking-tickets-31462958556
  • Apr 07, 2017 1 Comments
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    Lauren Castellon I am so excited to share that The Siegfried Group is hiring 250+ professionals nationally! If there is someone that you care about that is an accounting professional interested in working with Fortune 1000 Companies doing more exciting projects for better compensation, less hours, and more flexibility then please share this with them and have them talk to me; I am happy to help! Siegfried changed my life and I feel so fortunate to share this gift with others.
  • Apr 03, 2017

    Chapter President

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    Pamela Sams - President, NAPW Fairfax County Chapter pamela@jacksonsams.com

    About me

    Chapter Members (1592)

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    Events

    May 31
    NAPW Fairfax County May Networking Luncheon
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    Career Opportunities

    Senior Litigation Council
    The Senior Litigation Counsel is a part-time position that reports to the Legal Director and provides responsive, comprehensive and high-quality legal services to all programs, activities, and operations of the Human Rights Campaign and its educational affiliate HRC Foundation (jointly “HRC”).  The Senior Litigation Counsel’s principal clients are the Policy and Political Affairs Division and the HRC Foundation. This position is responsible for working directly with the Legal Director to provide amicus advocacy, legal analysis and research, as well as maintain and build collaborative relationships with pro bono counsel and with coalition partners working on litigation.  The Senior Litigation Counsel will coordinate with the Workplace Program and the Children, Youth, & Families Program on strategic amicus advocacy. Additionally, the Senior Litigation Counsel will provide advice and counsel, research and writing as necessary to provide legal resources to HRC’s other departments including the Communications Department.   Position Responsibilities: Provides legal analysis and memoranda on litigation and court decisions. Tracks litigation of relevance to the LGBTQ community ensures that staff is provided regular and timely updates. Drafts blog postings and press releases about litigation activity. Provides strategic assistance on amicus strategy and process as well as amicus brief content. Assists HRC’s Legal Director with media requests. Maintains relationships with organizations /constituents involved in litigation.  Works with HRC staff and coalition partners to develop specific plans to bring strategic voices and relationships to amicus advocacy. Assists in maintaining a clearinghouse of litigation related materials, including briefing papers, talking points, fact sheets, etc. on various LGBTQ related topics. Other duties as assigned. Position Qualifications: A Law degree from an accredited law school.  At least 5 years’ experience in full-time relevant work or a combination of full-time and part-time relevant work totaling a minimum of 5 years. Demonstrated record of successful litigation work.  Highly organized, detail oriented, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.  Excellent verbal, spoken and written communication skills, computer and internet proficient. A background or experience in LGBTQ rights is preferred.
    Senior Litigation Council
    The Senior Litigation Counsel is a part-time position that reports to the Legal Director and provides responsive, comprehensive and high-quality legal services to all programs, activities, and operations of the Human Rights Campaign and its educational affiliate HRC Foundation (jointly “HRC”).  The Senior Litigation Counsel’s principal clients are the Policy and Political Affairs Division and the HRC Foundation. This position is responsible for working directly with the Legal Director to provide amicus advocacy, legal analysis and research, as well as maintain and build collaborative relationships with pro bono counsel and with coalition partners working on litigation.  The Senior Litigation Counsel will coordinate with the Workplace Program and the Children, Youth, & Families Program on strategic amicus advocacy. Additionally, the Senior Litigation Counsel will provide advice and counsel, research and writing as necessary to provide legal resources to HRC’s other departments including the Communications Department.   Position Responsibilities: Provides legal analysis and memoranda on litigation and court decisions. Tracks litigation of relevance to the LGBTQ community ensures that staff is provided regular and timely updates. Drafts blog postings and press releases about litigation activity. Provides strategic assistance on amicus strategy and process as well as amicus brief content. Assists HRC’s Legal Director with media requests. Maintains relationships with organizations /constituents involved in litigation.  Works with HRC staff and coalition partners to develop specific plans to bring strategic voices and relationships to amicus advocacy. Assists in maintaining a clearinghouse of litigation related materials, including briefing papers, talking points, fact sheets, etc. on various LGBTQ related topics. Other duties as assigned. Position Qualifications: A Law degree from an accredited law school.  At least 5 years’ experience in full-time relevant work or a combination of full-time and part-time relevant work totaling a minimum of 5 years. Demonstrated record of successful litigation work.  Highly organized, detail oriented, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.  Excellent verbal, spoken and written communication skills, computer and internet proficient. A background or experience in LGBTQ rights is preferred.
    Senior Writer
    Position Summary: The Senior Writer a full-time position reporting directly to the Director of Public Education & Research and will work across the organization to develop highly shareable content on issues that impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community members. Areas of focus will include: children, youth, parenting, workplace, HIV/AIDS, stigma, marriage, religion, faith, transgender populations, education, adoption, foster care, bullying, people of color communities, health, aging, homelessness, and more. As a member of the Foundation’s Research team, the Senior Writer will create content that connects thoughtful analysis of data and research with personal stories and creative messaging that engages new audiences in their work. Position Responsibilities: ● Work with program directors to strategize, manage, and create cross-departmental public education materials (e.g. reports, guides, blogs, fact sheets, etc.). ● Create an editorial calendar, a story-banking database, op-eds and blog posts, public education scripts for videos, and social media posts. ● Interview individuals and families with the goal of curating content for a wide variety of uses in the organization, including advocacy and policy work, online membership engagement – including social media, and media efforts. ● Work with Foundation staff to enhance online content and to measure its effectiveness, suggesting ways to improve messaging for increased engagement. ● Work with in-house researcher to create and manage regular reporting that measures the effectiveness of public education efforts. ● Work with program directors and HRC’s communications staff to execute social media plans around major events, including the release of new reports. ● Other duties as assigned. Position Requirements: ● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience plus four years’ experience content writing (strong preference for five to seven years’ experience content writing). ● Superior writing, editing, and grammatical skills. ● Strong familiarity with LGBTQ advocacy or other progressive advocacy preferred. ● Excellent investigative and communication skills, with experience in social media and multimedia. ● Computer skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook), Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive) ● Facility with different storytelling approaches. ● Organized, flexible, attentive to detail, self-starter, and problem-solver. ● Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple priorities simultaneously, and work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment ● Able to work independently and on teams and to meet deadlines. ● Experience in and ability to organize content in clear, concise, accessible ways. ● Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to others. ● Experience using video and photography to tell stories highly desirable. *We require a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to apply for this job.   Please apply at:    https://hrc-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=253&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992457&company_id=16928&version=1&byBusinessUnit=NULL&bycountry=0&bystate=0&byRegion=NULL&bylocation=NULL&keywords=&byCat=&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city=​
    Senior Writer
    Position Summary: The Senior Writer a full-time position reporting directly to the Director of Public Education & Research and will work across the organization to develop highly shareable content on issues that impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community members. Areas of focus will include: children, youth, parenting, workplace, HIV/AIDS, stigma, marriage, religion, faith, transgender populations, education, adoption, foster care, bullying, people of color communities, health, aging, homelessness, and more. As a member of the Foundation’s Research team, the Senior Writer will create content that connects thoughtful analysis of data and research with personal stories and creative messaging that engages new audiences in their work. Position Responsibilities: ● Work with program directors to strategize, manage, and create cross-departmental public education materials (e.g. reports, guides, blogs, fact sheets, etc.). ● Create an editorial calendar, a story-banking database, op-eds and blog posts, public education scripts for videos, and social media posts. ● Interview individuals and families with the goal of curating content for a wide variety of uses in the organization, including advocacy and policy work, online membership engagement – including social media, and media efforts. ● Work with Foundation staff to enhance online content and to measure its effectiveness, suggesting ways to improve messaging for increased engagement. ● Work with in-house researcher to create and manage regular reporting that measures the effectiveness of public education efforts. ● Work with program directors and HRC’s communications staff to execute social media plans around major events, including the release of new reports. ● Other duties as assigned. Position Requirements: ● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience plus four years’ experience content writing (strong preference for five to seven years’ experience content writing). ● Superior writing, editing, and grammatical skills. ● Strong familiarity with LGBTQ advocacy or other progressive advocacy preferred. ● Excellent investigative and communication skills, with experience in social media and multimedia. ● Computer skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook), Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive) ● Facility with different storytelling approaches. ● Organized, flexible, attentive to detail, self-starter, and problem-solver. ● Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple priorities simultaneously, and work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment ● Able to work independently and on teams and to meet deadlines. ● Experience in and ability to organize content in clear, concise, accessible ways. ● Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to others. ● Experience using video and photography to tell stories highly desirable. *We require a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to apply for this job.   Please apply at:    https://hrc-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=253&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992457&company_id=16928&version=1&byBusinessUnit=NULL&bycountry=0&bystate=0&byRegion=NULL&bylocation=NULL&keywords=&byCat=&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city=​
    Director of Diversity & Inclusion
    Job Description: The Director of Diversity & Inclusion will be responsible for effectively executing the Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Strategy, implementing key diversity strategies, defining and implementing appropriate measurement tools, and supporting the Executive Inclusion Council in the integration of the corporation’s diversity and inclusion strategy across the enterprise. Specific Responsibilities Include: • Continually evaluate the diversity and inclusion strategy to ensure it is relevant to current business landscape and that is supports the LM Human Capital Strategy. Manage the implementation of the strategy across all business areas and engage the Executive Inclusion Council as co-owners of the strategy.  • Conduct research and analysis to provide insight on developing diversity workforce management trends. Benchmark industry best practices to support strategies to monitor and evaluate enterprise-wide progress in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. • Collaborate with senior leaders to integrate diversity and inclusion strategy into workforce strategy, to include STEM, Generational and Higher Education initiatives. • Provide thought leadership by developing innovative initiatives and recommendations that drive business strategy and demonstrate the impact of diversity and inclusion to bottom line results. • Define and implement the next generation of metrics and measurement tools. • Build successful relationships among various Centers of Excellence (Communications, Talent & Organizational Capability, WSI and Ethics) to formulate integrated messaging and the integration of diversity and inclusion into communications and development of employees. • Implementation of key diversity initiatives with a focus on employee engagement and articulation of an employee value proposition on diversity. • Manage Leadership Forums, Community Framework and the overall framework of Employee Resource Groups within the business areas.  • Engage with leadership across the business to drive diversity related messages throughout the organization. Provide consulting expertise to the organization through focus groups, meeting facilitation, group exercises, etc.  • Interface with external organizations to develop partnerships and further develop strategies for diverse STEM pipeline development. Market the Lockheed Martin’s diversity and inclusion brand to community, customers and educational entities.Basic Qualifications • Knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusion principles • Experience leading a large scale change management initiative • Public speaking experience • Program management experience • Experience representing organization to customers partners, and/or industry • Business acumen, analytical skills, reliability and sound judgment • Diplomatic and articulate communication style in dealing with senior executives  • Action orientation, superior attention to detail, project management, and organizational skills • Passion for personal accountability, achievement, learning and continual improvement • Proclivity toward teaming and collaboration • Ability to build consensus and relationships at all levels of management  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage high-volume workload and complex priorities • Proven ability to think strategically and work across Lockheed MartinDesired Skills • Experience leading large-scale diversity and inclusion programs and initiativesAs a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow.Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.  
    Director of Diversity & Inclusion
    Job Description: The Director of Diversity & Inclusion will be responsible for effectively executing the Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Strategy, implementing key diversity strategies, defining and implementing appropriate measurement tools, and supporting the Executive Inclusion Council in the integration of the corporation’s diversity and inclusion strategy across the enterprise. Specific Responsibilities Include: • Continually evaluate the diversity and inclusion strategy to ensure it is relevant to current business landscape and that is supports the LM Human Capital Strategy. Manage the implementation of the strategy across all business areas and engage the Executive Inclusion Council as co-owners of the strategy.  • Conduct research and analysis to provide insight on developing diversity workforce management trends. Benchmark industry best practices to support strategies to monitor and evaluate enterprise-wide progress in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. • Collaborate with senior leaders to integrate diversity and inclusion strategy into workforce strategy, to include STEM, Generational and Higher Education initiatives. • Provide thought leadership by developing innovative initiatives and recommendations that drive business strategy and demonstrate the impact of diversity and inclusion to bottom line results. • Define and implement the next generation of metrics and measurement tools. • Build successful relationships among various Centers of Excellence (Communications, Talent & Organizational Capability, WSI and Ethics) to formulate integrated messaging and the integration of diversity and inclusion into communications and development of employees. • Implementation of key diversity initiatives with a focus on employee engagement and articulation of an employee value proposition on diversity. • Manage Leadership Forums, Community Framework and the overall framework of Employee Resource Groups within the business areas.  • Engage with leadership across the business to drive diversity related messages throughout the organization. Provide consulting expertise to the organization through focus groups, meeting facilitation, group exercises, etc.  • Interface with external organizations to develop partnerships and further develop strategies for diverse STEM pipeline development. Market the Lockheed Martin’s diversity and inclusion brand to community, customers and educational entities.Basic Qualifications • Knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusion principles • Experience leading a large scale change management initiative • Public speaking experience • Program management experience • Experience representing organization to customers partners, and/or industry • Business acumen, analytical skills, reliability and sound judgment • Diplomatic and articulate communication style in dealing with senior executives  • Action orientation, superior attention to detail, project management, and organizational skills • Passion for personal accountability, achievement, learning and continual improvement • Proclivity toward teaming and collaboration • Ability to build consensus and relationships at all levels of management  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage high-volume workload and complex priorities • Proven ability to think strategically and work across Lockheed MartinDesired Skills • Experience leading large-scale diversity and inclusion programs and initiativesAs a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow.Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.  
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