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.

Website URL: http://www.gswoman.com

Judy at the 3rd Annual Teen Summit

Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver Keynotes 3rd Annual Teen Summit

On October 21, Oasis hosted its 3rd Annual Teen Girls Leadership and Success Summit, with over 60 teen girls in attendance. The day began with a college and career fair, with tables from William Paterson University, Berkeley College, Passaic County Community College, and Sisters in the Brotherhood. Students also participated in zumba and taekwondo throughout the day.  Joanna Gagis, Oasis Board Member and host of NJTV's "Life and Living with Joanna Gagis," moderated the event.

Assembly Speaker Emeritus and Lieutenant Governor candidate Sheila Oliver kicked-off the conversation, encouraging teens to surround themselves with the right people in order to make good decisions for the future, saying "Don't let anyone interfere with your vision of success for yourself."  Other speakers contributed on three panels throughout the day - Women in Politics, Women in Military and Law Enforcement, and Culture and Careers. Check out their Twitter feed to read words of advice from the speakers, and their Facebook page to see more photos from the event.

We wre happy to participated, sponsored, and help organized this event,

Judy Interviewed

The Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce internet radio station devoted a one-hour segment to interviewing Judy about her work with the GSW Education Foundation. The segment was part of their “The Human Side” series.

You can hear the whole interview which last about one hour (with adverts) by clicking the following button.

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.

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