Business Summit for High School Girls Draws Capacity Crowd

Attendance at the 4th Annual Business Education and Career Day held at Rutgers Business School in Newark drew a capacity audience of students, parents and school guidance counselors.  

Welcoming the capacity crowd, co-sponsor and Founder of the Garden State Woman Education Foundation, Judy Chapman was joined by Sangeeta Rao, PhD, Dean of Mentoring at the Rutgers Newark Business Schools.

Opening remarks by Keynote Speaker, Jyoti Singhvi, CEO of JYOTI Couture Jewelry, emphasized the importance of planning for the future they dream about.   Having a career to provide financial security is necessary for them to have personal freedom. Women from a variety of businesses participated on two panels – sharing personal and professional experiences.

Participating as volunteers were:

Lauren M. Hutchinson, Personal Care Category Team Leader; Colgate Palmolive Company This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mary Anne Kochut, Managing Director; Champions For Success – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Danielle Massad, Account Director; Lform Design – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                                                                                      

Moderating the program will be Jo-Ann C. Dixon, Regional Director (ret.) AMA and Secretary of the Garden State Woman Educational Foundation – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The second panel – also moderated by Ms. Dixon, will include

Stephanie Delpe, director Corporate HR; Prudential – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paige A. Juliano, Managing Partner; Capital Strong Venture – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Erica Peitler, CEO; Erica Peitler& Associates – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donna Hernandez Roman, Director; Blue Force Films – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The panel discussions was followed by a Q&A time, after which the group participated in an Interactive Activity and Networking.

Results of evaluation sheets:

Evaluations – February 4, 2017 – Rutgers Business School & Garden State Woman Education Foundation Business Education and Career Summit, Newark New Jersey – 70+ replies

In one word describe your reaction to today’s event:

Fun, Helpful,Educational,Reflective,Motivational,Great,Empowered,Interested,Surprised,Exciting,Eye-Opening,Inspired,Good,Eventful,Thoughtful,Insightful,Knowledgeable,Intrigued,Awesome!,Excellent,intIInteractive,Fantastic,

List 3 most important things you learned today:

Importance of Networking; Work-Life Balance; Life is not a destination, it’s a journey; Opportunities that women have in business; Don’t have to stay with just one career path; Learn to manage time; Don’t ignore hobbies; Enjoy, Explore, Experience, Evolve; Find jobs that advocate your strengths; Don’t live your life by a bias, achieving your dreams starts today, resist reacting to stereotypes; Patience, stay open to new opportunities, follow your dreams and passion.

Did today’s program increase your interest in a business oriented education and career?

Yes: 40   (54%)                         Maybe: 24 (32%)           No response: 10 (14%)

Do you recommend your school send women students to next year’s event?

Yes: 66   (89%)                          Not sure: 6 (8%)            No: 2 (3%)

Comments:

There should be more activities that depict certain career paths….have the opportunity to network with speakers…have more young people especially freshmen in college on panel….more African-American business leaders…more time to ask questions…liked the panel of current Rutgers Business School students…nice presentations, I liked that it was interactive…Rutgers should have a nursing event similar to this…I would have loved to see the applicant presentation…maybe include more interactive activities…don’t speak or drag out speeches, it causes a loss of attention…figuring out your major is challenging and stressful…keep doing these kind of programs (a parent)…the interactive activity was super fun…a tour…explain more about the business majors at Rutgers…the breakfast was bomb – I only got 2 slices of pizza…more of these will be great (parent)…overall I am so glad that I attended today’s summit event. Thank you so much.

Schools:

St. John Villa Academy;WPHS; Christ the King HS, Newark; North Star Academy;Hillside HS;Kearny HS;Curtis HS;Piscataway HS;Roselle Catholic;Benedictine Academy;Petrides HS;Franklin HS; John P. Stevens HS;South Brunswick;SBHS; Edison HS;CNHS;EOCampus HS;PCTI(Oasis);JFKHS,Paterson;Garret Morgan Academy,Paterson

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Judy Chapman

Judy Chapman founded Garden State Woman, Inc. in 1998 and the Garden State Woman Education Foundation 501(c)3 in 2007. In recognition of the need for women everywhere, including New Jersey, to take firmer control of their futures and their families’ futures - in a world that is still not equally balanced between the opportunities and rewards provided men and women - for equal efforts in many aspects of their personal and professional lives.

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