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State of New Jersey Proclaims October 15-22 Women Entrepreneurship Week


The state of New Jersey has officially proclaimed October 15-22 as Women Entrepreneurship Week in honor of the movement started on the Montclair State University campus in 2014.

Now celebrated around the world, the 2016 Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) will include events on 36 college and university campuses in countries including the Dominican Republic and Australia. In the United States, New Jersey institutions including Montclair State University, Princeton and Rutgers University-New Brunswick will also be participating, as will institutions including Cornell University and the University of Iowa.

"We are thrilled to have the state of New Jersey officially proclaim Oct. 15-22 as Women Entrepreneurship Week," says Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship Program Manager Sharon Waters. "Women Entrepreneurship Week has become an international movement with events being held this year on every continent except Antarctica, but WEW will always be something with Jersey roots. We love that the largest number of celebrations will be in the Garden State, where nearly 20 universities and nonprofits are holding WEW events."

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A pair of events highlight the Montclair State schedule for the initiative, including an October 18 panel discussion titled “Power Play: What Makes Great Women Leaders” featuring Community FoodBank of New Jersey CEO Debra Vizzi, Adenah Bayoh and Companies CEO Adenah Bayoh, Zinn Graves & Field President Ruthi Byrne and Wyndham Destination Network President and CEO Gail Mandel.

A full-day conference on October 19, will feature high-powered guest speakers including New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, VP of ADP Client Experience Debbie Dyson, Bedtime Math Foundation Founder and President Laura Overdeck and Turtle & Hughes Inc. CEO Jayne Millard. The day of events will also feature keynote speaker and professional juggler Jen Slaw delivering a presentation titled “Women: The Master Jugglers! How to Build a Fulfilling and Balanced Life.”

Click here to view the complete itinerary for Women Entrepreneurship Week at Montclair State University.


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