SECAUCUS, NJ - As Hudson County businesses focus their efforts on rebuilding in a post COVID-19 environment, the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce has launched a new initiative focused on supporting women who conduct business in and around the New Jersey/New York metro area. 

According to Chamber leaders, the Women of Commerce in Hudson County (WOC) will serve as an “inclusive networking group” that will empower leaders from the private and public sector to drive stronger business opportunities and build healthier connected communities.

“We are hopeful that the Women of Commerce is launching at a time when they are needed most, as their goals truly align with the country’s growing sentiment of businesses looking to innovate with the current times,” Maria L. Nieves, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, said. “They will create great value by driving even more opportunities for the good of all businesses.”

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The council has already launched a series of educational initiatives, events, and a new Women’s Leadership Program for Entrepreneurs, and will expand to producing exclusive content for a new podcast that will launch mid-summer, and videos for Youtube TV on topics including innovations in technology, and tackling the real hidden modern challenges women face, like: loneliness in executive positions, entrepreneurship stress and isolation, balancing wellness.

With social distancing protocols still in place the WOC will also host a series of 60-minute virtual zoominar events and workshops focused on solutions to its members’ current experiences including on June 4 focused on business growth, planning, and success following COVID-19.

“Anyone looking to build future local economic partnerships and increase their network resources will be in very good company.” Nieves said. “These women have been hard at work forming the council and strategizing its ideals since January 2020, not allowing COVID-19 to stand in their way, speaks to our commitment towards helping one another through the eye of the storm.”

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