Berkeley College Celebrates Women Entrepreneurship Week






Women Entrepreneurs: Driving Success Through Diversity

In honor of Women's Entrepreneurship Week in New Jersey, Berkeley College, in partnership with the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC), is sponsoring a panel discussion with prominent women leaders in business and economic development. Women Entrepreneurs: Driving Success Through Diversity will explore the many facets of leading a business and how women entrepreneurs bring ideas to life.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Sign in & Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Panel Discussion and Q&A

Berkeley College
536 Broad Street
Third Floor, Room 300
Newark, NJ 07102

Who Should Attend: This event is open to business owners, community leaders, students, and aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to network and gain valuable information and resources to advance their business aspirations.

Panelists will address the importance of public and private partnerships and social responsibility in building a thriving enterprise. This event is part of statewide Women's Entrepreneurship Week activities being held from October 19 through October 25, 2015.

Keynote Speaker
Monica C. SmithMonica C. Smith
CEO and Founder of Marketsmith, Inc.; the CEO, Founder, and Chairwoman of i.Predictus; the owner of Brushfire, Inc.; and the Co-Founder of One More Smith, Inc. and Camden Street Bring Dinner Home. Marketsmith, Inc. was named by Inc. Magazine as the No. 1 Woman-Led Company in the New York metropolitan area, and ranked No. 5 nationwide. In August 2015, Marketsmith was No. 97 on the Inc. 5000 list.
Mary BakerMary Baker
CEO of Baker Tax & Accounting Services, LLC and Get Your Biz in Order, LLC
Adenah BayohAdenah Bayoh
President of the Irvington International House of Pancakes (IHOP)
Cheryl BironCheryl Biron
CEO and President of One Horn Transportation
Vanessa DeLeonVanessa DeLeon
Owner of Vanessa DeLeon Associates
Brenda HopperBrenda Hopper
CEO and State Director of the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) network
Tanesha Nash LairdTaneshia Nash Laird
CEO of Legacy Business Advisors, LLC and Regional Director, U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Maria Teresa MontillaDr. Maria Teresa Montilla
Founder and President of The Institute for Latino Studies, Research and Development, Inc. and President of the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey
Su StewartSu Stewart
CEO and Founder of SuSu Productions
Dr. Syleecia ThompsonDr. Syleecia Thompson
President of DYG Management Group, LLC and Professor at Berkeley College
Britnee N. TimberlakeBritnee N. Timberlake
Freeholder President, County of Essex, Board of Chosen Freeholders

Brenda HopperModerator
Dr. Beth Castiglia
Dean of the Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business
Opening Remarks
Michael J. Smith
President of Berkeley College
Mistress of Ceremonies
Angela Harrington
Assistant Vice President, Communications and External Relations, Berkeley College
Stan Holland
Campus Operating Officer of Berkeley College in Newark

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