UH Law Center and National Association of Professional Women to host 'Power Networking Event' on June 14

Alumna Star Jones will lead discussion of career opportunities and pathways to success.

June 8, 2016 - The University of Houston Law Center is hosting a "power networking event" in partnership with the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) on June 14, featuring alumna, TV commentator and host, bestselling author, and businesswoman Star Jones.

University of Houston Law Center alumna Star Jones '86.

The two-hour event will provide opportunities to meet successful, professional women in a variety of fields and discuss career strategies.

Jones '86, president of NAPW, is a former New York City prosecutor, TV journalist and one of the original co-hosts of ABC's "The View." Jones is also president of the Professional Diversity Network (NASDAQ: IPDN).  NAPW is an exclusive network for professional women to interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other. With more than 850,000 members and over 200 local chapters, NAPW members have diverse backgrounds, beliefs, perspectives and lifestyles with one common bond – their ability to succeed.

"NAPW offers a networking community both online and in-person where professional women connect with others, develop personally and professionally, and promote themselves and their businesses. Our Power Networking Events are designed to spark debate, to start a dialogue, and to place emphasis on the power of networking for professional women in the year 2016," said Jones. 

As a part of the program, Jones will conduct one-on-one interviews with Sondra Tennessee, UHLC associate dean for student affairs, and Victoria Ai Linh Bryant, Founder and President of Ambassadors Caregivers.

"NAPW is at the epicenter of enabling women's personal and business agendas, as well as giving them the ability to network like never before," said Jones.

"I am delighted that the Law Center will cohost the national networking event. Networking is very vital for the advancement of legal careers. I am glad that through our partnership with Ms. Jones we will be able to provide opportunities to the citizens of Houston," said UHLC Dean Leonard M. Baynes.

The NAPW Power Networking Event is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14 in the University of Houston Alumni Association O'Quinn Great Hall, 3100 Cullen Blvd.

The event is free for NAPW members and open to the public. Tickets are limited; register at www.napw.com/events.

UH Law Media contacts: Carrie Anna Criado, UH Law Center Executive Director of Communications and Marketing, 713-743-2184, cacriado@central.uh.edu ; John T. Kling, UH Law Center Communications Manager, 713-743-8298, jtkling@central.uh.edu

NAPW Media Contact: Brittany Bailey, Public Relations Manager, 404-723-0107, brittany@presswho.com

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 42,700 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.

About the University of Houston Law Center

The University of Houston Law Center is the leading law school in the nation's fourth-largest city. Founded in 1947, it is a top-tier institution awarding Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees. The Law Center is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

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