Dress for Success Northern New Jersey-10 Counties celebrates 23 years of advancing northern New Jersey women in the workforce with the 2nd annual Women’s Leadership Summit March 12, 2021; Rise and Thrive.

“We are extremely excited to offer a day of learning and networking that will inspire and encourage women and allies across the region, while raising the funds so that we can continue to provide networking opportunities, programming and training,” said Kim Iozzi, PhD, Executive Director, Dress for Success Northern N.J

Fashion icon Nicole Miller will kick off the event with an inspiring keynote moderated by Actress, Supermodel and Model, Carol Alt. This full day summit, moderated by Patricia Stark, combines powerful content, TED Talks, a panel discussion, vendor showcase, and an opportunity to forge connections with prominent women leaders including The Honorable Tahesha Way, New Jersey Secretary of State; Nikki Sumpter, Senior VP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Atlantic Health System; Precious Williams, Founder and CEO, Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC.; Patrice Tanaka, Founder and Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet, LLC; Shennell McCloud, CEO and Executive Director, Project Ready; and Tamsen Webster, Keynote Speaker and Chief Message Strategist; Paula Gutierrez, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, RWJUH Somerset; Jeanniey Walden, Chief Innovation & Marketing Officer, Daily Pay, LaTanya Ford, Commercialization Manager, GSK; Jennifer Wagner, Senior Director of Sales Operations at ADP; and Pamela Zapata, Director, Global Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, PTC Therapeutics, Inc.

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“Dress for Success Northern NJ has worked with more than 1,000 women since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic” said Iozzi. “Though many of the women we work with are from low-income backgrounds, the pandemic has highlighted the challenges of women from a broad array of socioeconomic backgrounds facing sudden job loss, domestic violence, caregiving responsibilities and more.”

Funds raised from the event will directly support Dress for Success Northern New Jersey career programs including its job-readiness and retention programs, Professional Women’s Group and Career Center.

Empowerment Sponsor, Atlantic Health System, leads a generous group of event partners including Programming Sponsors ADP, Daily Pay, GSK, RWJBH; Partner Sponsors, PTC and Instacart, Emerging Sponsors PNC, SKC, Strategies for Success, LLC., Wyndham and Media sponsor, TAPinto.net.

Individual tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at Dress for Success Northern New Jersey Rise and Thrive Women’s Leadership Summit

About Dress for Success Northern New Jersey:

Since our inception in 1998, Dress for Success Northern NJ has served over 23,000 women in Bergen, Morris, Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties, fulfilling a mission to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Dress for Success Northern New Jersey is the local affiliate to Dress for Success Worldwide, an international organization which empowers women in the workplace.