Garden State Woman Education Foundation and Rutgers Business School, Newark, will present a 3rd Annual Business Education and Career Conference for sophomore and junior high school girls on Saturday, February 27, 2016 in Newark at Rutgers Business School. The event is free but pre registration is required at
Students attending will have the opportunity to: meet, talk with and learn from women volunteers who are successful women in business and business school women students; learn more about Rutgers Business School, Newark, the leading business university in New Jersey; learn about the scholarship and mentoring support available from the Garden State Woman Education Foundation. High school guidance counselors are invited to attend
Keynote speaker is Kaity Rodriguez,MSW,Founder and Executive Director of The Role Model Group and former Miss New Jersey.
A panel of Executive Women will include Marjorie Perry, President of MZM Construction Company in Newark, and Karin Aviles, Chief of Staff to the President of Verizon Enterprise Solutions. Isobel Wayrick of Mars International will moderate the panel. The women will describe their career path, the challenges they have met and their advice to young women.
The panel of Women Business Owners will include Alison O’Brien, CEO/CoFounder of JWalking Designs and Allyson Fusella a certified Health Coach. Judy Chapman, Founder of Garden State Woman LLC will moderate.
9:00- 9:30 Registration
9:30- 9:45 Opening
Welcoming remarks by Judy Chapman, Garden State Woman Education Foundation Founder and by member of leadership team at Rutgers Business School on Why to Pursue a Business Education and Career.
9:45-10:15 Keynote Address:
Kaity Rodriguez, MSW; Former Miss New Jersey
10:15-11:00 Panel of successful women in business
Marjorie Perry, President/CEO MZM Construction Company
Karin Aviles, Chief of Staff to Verizon Business Solutions President
Isobel Wayrick, Moderator
11:00-11:45 Interactive Activity & Networking
11:45--12:30 Panel of women in business
Allyson Fusella - Certified Health Coach
Alison O’Brien - CEO/Co-Founder JWalking Designs
Judy Chapman, Moderator
1:15 -2:00 Panel of four Rutgers’ business school students
Jack Killion, Moderator
2:00-2:15 What is a successful applicant?
Lucy Foster, Assistant Dean for Enrollment
2:15-2:30 Wrap up Q&A/ Closing Remarks