Join the Naples chapter of the NAPW

November 18, 2011 by  

The Naples chapter of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) will be holding their holiday event on December 14 at PURE in Naples. The event which will take place from 6:30-8:30 pm will consist of a gift exchange for charity and an ornament exchange.

The NAPW is an organization whose mission it is:

“to create a supportive atmosphere where positive, professional and diverse women can meet to network, inspire, learn and grow.”

They offer online networking opportunities, webinars, podcasts, educational tools and mentorship. Members can also showcase their business online through the member marketplace to members from all states. The Naples chapter of the NAPW currently has 30 members.

Women often face different hurdles from men when starting or maintaining a business. An organization such as the NAPW makes the whole process easier and allows women the opportunity to learn from other successful women business owners. Each chapter has monthly networking meetings. Since business cards are the most important tools in networking, those who plan to attend the Naples chapter’s holiday event should arrange for business card printing in advance. That way, while they are enjoying the company and the social aspect of the event, they can also remind those in attendance of their business and what it has to offer.

Networking is one of the most important aspects of marketing; it has been suggested that you should try and attend at least one networking event every month, that way people will get to know you personally as well as professionally and will be more likely to want to do business with you that with someone whose ad they have seen either in print or on television.