The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all women who own or manage a business or nonprofit organization in Union County to attend the Freeholder Board’s sixth annual Union County Women Mean Business skill building seminar and networking event on Wednesday, May 23 at the Clubhouse at Union County’s Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth.

This year’s special guest speaker is Tammy Murphy, First Lady of New Jersey.

Breakout sessions will cover leadership, sexism in the workplace, branding via social networking and more.

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“Ms. Murphy brings an outstanding combination of career savvy, public service and community engagement to her new role as First Lady,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “We are all looking forward to an inspiring and insightful event.”

“I’d also like to recognize ConnectOne Bank as the Freeholder Board’s leading co-sponsor,” said Chairman Granados. “Support from our business community is essential as we work to ensure that women in business can succeed and thrive in Union County.”

Other sponsors include Kemper Sports, Winning Strategies Washington, Johnston Communications, Wizdom Media, Southwest, Suplee, Clooney & Company, Lupe Fund Inc. and Bongiomo & Associates Inc.

“We began offering Union County Women Mean Business because we knew that women have much to offer the Union County economy. Our goal is to help facilitate peer networking and skill building, and I’m proud of my colleagues on the Freeholder Board for supporting the program through the years,” said Freeholder Linda Carter, who launched the series while serving as Chairman in 2013.

Ms. Murphy previously worked in finance in the U.S. and Europe. A graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A., English and Communications, 1987), she currently sits on the University’s Board of Visitors. She also serves as Secretary and charter member of The Climate Reality Action Fund, an organization founded by former Vice-President Al Gore.

Over the years, Ms. Murphy has worked with non-profits, a think-tank, and other organizations focused on the environment, education, health care, youth and family services, as well as the arts and trans-Atlantic relations.

Pre-registration for Union County Women Means Business is required, by visiting ucnj.org/ucmb. The $40.00 cost per person includes a networking breakfast, two breakout sessions, lunch and a chance to win prizes.

When registering, attendees can indicate their interest in participating in an interactive golf clinic following the event. The clinic is designed to enable more women to engage with the social and networking opportunities that take place on the golf course.

Pre-registration for the clinic is required and a separate fee of $20.00 applies.

For full details about the Union County Means Business event, including schedules and speaker biographies, visit ucnj.org/ucmb.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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Photo caption: Ms. Tammy Murphy, the First Lady of New Jersey, is the special guest speaker for the 6th annual Union County Women Mean Business seminar and networking event hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.