Productivity Specialist Emily Parks Awarded NAWBO Greater Raleigh Meaningful Green Honor

Technology specialist, Evernote Certified Consultant and professional organizer Emily Parks was honored by the National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Raleigh Chapter (NAWBO GR) on December 12th where she was presented the Meaningful Green Award.
By: Organize for Success
Productivity Consultant Emily Parks Awarded NAWBO GR Meaningful Green Honor
Productivity Consultant Emily Parks Awarded NAWBO GR Meaningful Green Honor
RALEIGH, N.C. - Dec. 19, 2017 - PRLog -- Parks enthused, "I was so excited and honored to receive this award.  I am passionate about not only growing my business to help others lead more productive lives but also making the world a better place as an active member of my community. I believe part of being a successful business owner is sharing my good fortune, in time, money and talent, with others who are in need."

The NAWBO GR Meaningful Green Award celebrates women business owners in the Triangle area who are successfully growing their businesses while positively impacting the community through their volunteerism, mentoring, fundraising and financial gifting.

The holiday social and awards event was held from 6 to 9 PM at the Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary, N.C. where Parks and two others were honored with the Meaningful Green Award. Parks also sits on the Board of Directors for NAWBO GR.

Parks helps clients incorporate technology and productivity tools for successful work life integration.  Specifically, she works with clients to create:

·       Efficient workflow processes;

·       Streamlined and organized workspaces;

·       Technology that best meets your specific needs;

·       Systems for implementing all available resources; and

·       Communication skills, delegation options and strategic planning.

To learn how Emily can support you in becoming more productive, creating work life integration or improving workflow processes, visit:

Parks is a sought after professional keynote speaker and presenter and has spoken to a variety of local and national businesses, groups and conferences including: American Public Power Association' Customer Connections Conference, HOWU--How Design University, National Association of Professional Mortgage Women – Raleigh Triangle, NAWBO GR, National Association of Professional Organizers North Carolina Chapter, the North Carolina Association of CPAs and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce's Professional Women's Luncheon.

In this short video, she shares productivity tips for creating priorities, goals, objectives and saying no:

Emily is also passionate about making a difference in the community and volunteers with the Lung Cancer Initiative (LCI). LCI provides lung cancer research, awareness, education, and access programs for North Carolina. She chaired the Greensboro LUNGe Forward 5K Run, Walk and Rally held on November 111h. The event shattered last year's record donations and has raised to date $182,060.  Donations can be made through the end of the year and all funds will count towards the event.  To contribute:

She shared, "My father died from lung cancer only 18 months after he was diagnosed. My hope is to eradicate lung cancer and in the meantime, improve the quality of life for those affected by lung cancer, survivors of lung cancer and the families who are affected by lung cancer every day."

In addition to chairing the Greensboro LUNGe Forward 5K Run, Walk and Rally for seven years, she has served on the Board of Directors since 2013.  This year, Emily stepped into the role of BOD Secretary. Emily also launched the Fundraising Development Committee in May of 2017, focused on diversifying the income sources for LCI's many programs and growing the organization's major donors.

Parks volunteer efforts also extend to other community activities. She has been an active member of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce since January of 2008, providing training for Chamber members starting in 2010. Emily served on the Small Business and Member Services Department Board 2013 – 2015 and currently is a member of the Education Committee since 2016.

Over the 5 years of 2010-2015, Emily filled the roles of President, Immediate Past President, Membership Director and Professional Development Director for the NC Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers.  She now helps annually with the incoming Board Of Directors strategic planning process.

As a member of Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity, Emily gives back to the sisterhood as Secretary of the NC Triangle Alumnae Chapter and serves as Secretary in the Facility Corporation for the collegians at Duke University.

Emily provides individual and team consultations and helps clients become more productive, strategically plan, find work life integration, and achieve greater profitability.  Contact Emily at 919-981-6397 or to learn how she can support you.

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About Organize for Success

The mission of Organize for Success is "Maximize work/life solutions for meaningful results with your very limited time" while our vision is "Make life efficient for time-crunched leaders." Organize for Success provides one on one and team consulting; customized workshops & trainings; workflow processes and how to organize your workspace statewide in North Carolina.

Owner Emily Parks is an Evernote Certified Consultant as well as an Instructor at North Carolina State University's Technology Training Solutions Center. Parks was recognized in the 2015 class of 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards from the Triangle Business Journal. She was also awarded the 2015 Member of the Year from the National Association of Women Business Owners, Greater Raleigh.

About Lung Cancer Initiative

The Lung Cancer Initiative's mission is to save lives and provide support to those affected by lung cancer through research, awareness, education and access programs across North Carolina. LCI specializes in connecting patients, survivors and loved ones with the medical and research community.


Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America's more than 9.1 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries.  NAWBO develops programs that help navigate women entrepreneurs through the various stages of their business growth.


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