Professional Organization Of Women Empower Women To Succeed
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – POW, the Professional Organization of Women held their second annual Sip and Savor Networking event on July 12 at Lola. The event included networking activities that attendees participated in to find out more about the organization and their mission.
The non-profit organization began in 1997 and is aimed at empowering African American women with the skills needed to succeed in their careers and in life. POW hosts personal and professional sessions for women in all stages of their careers.
Faith Lane, member of POW expressed enthusiastically how she benefited from POW, “The organization has helped develop my leadership skills, my professional skills and my personal skills by showing me different ways to move up in my current position and I was also able to find a job!”
Not only are the networking events beneficial but the professional sessions address many challenges that are unique to African American women in the workforce. POW tackles those issues and gives members tangible skills that are relevant to their careers including imaging and personal branding.
Chair Board member, Dr. Malaika Horne, expressed the importance of the organization, “We help women become more aware of what they need to succeed. The professional development sessions deal with a number of factors that they need to be aware of. In fact the organization started because these women wanted to stay in St. Louis and work in corporations but they didn’t see access or opportunities.”
POW gives members a rare opportunity to have senior level leaders reach out to mold and shape younger professional African American women. On Saturday August 4, POW will host its’ second annual trivia night to benefit the POW Scholarship Fund. To find out more about upcoming events or for additional information about the organization go to http://powincstl.org/site/
By: Jillonda Henderson