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ABOUT US

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Our Mission

The purpose of the club is to promote and protect the interest of business and professional women and to create good fellowship among them; to direct the interests of business and professional women toward united actions for improved social and civic conditions; to create and develop opportunities for Negro women in business and the professions; and to serve as a support bridge for young people seeking to enter business and the professions.

Our program focus areas include: Founders' Day, Women's History, Vocal Arts, Global International Affairs, Technology, Health, Education, and Scholarships.

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Sherelle T. Carper,  Founder

Our Club History

In October 2016, members from the Millennium-Seat Pleasant Business and Professional Women's Club in Maryland initiated actions to form a new club in the Northern Virginia area. The initial interest meeting was held on Sunday October 16, 2016, in Centreville, Virginia. The group unanimously agreed to proceed with establishing the new club. Under the leadership of Mrs. Sherelle T. Carper and Ms. Darnell Crewe Wise Lightbourn, the group began to organize, recruit officers, and attract new members.

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Darnell Crewe
Wise Lightbourn,
Founder

On July 8, 2017, the Northern Virginia Business and Professional Women's Club (NOVA BPW Club) was chartered with 42 active members as a new club of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Incorporated (NANBPWC, Inc.) in the Mid-Atlantic District.

 

The NOVA BPW Club of the NANBPWC, Inc. aims to promote the mission and great work of the trailblazers before us. We look forward to fostering and building fruitful relationships with the surrounding community, organizations, and businesses in the Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William areas.

Current President

Janet A. Ford

About Our Local President.

Principle CEO - Leadership with Purpose and Passion, LLC MBA, LSSMBB Certificate SAM Registered MWOSB SWAM Certified Workforce Development Instructor, Northern Virginia Comm. College Former National Training Program Manager Former FAA Air Traffic Manager www.lwpap.comjford@lwpap.com

Janet Ford is the President of the Northern Virginia Business and Professional Women’s Club that was chartered with 42 active members in September 2017. The club is of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Incorporated (NANBPWC, Inc.) in the Mid-Atlantic District. The NOVA BPW Club aims to promote the mission and great work of the trailblazers before them by fostering and building fruitful relationships with the surrounding community, organizations, and businesses in the Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William County areas.

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Our Executive Board

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