Berkeley College Celebrates Women's History Month

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017
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Photo Caption: (Above, R) LaTia Sinclair, Director, Multicultural and Community Affairs, Berkeley College, who created the Berkeley LeadHERship brunch, greets student Kallie McGrath of Manhattan, NY, at Berkeley College in Brooklyn on March 10, 2017.  The LeadHERship brunch is a female empowerment event that includes inspirational workshops, engaging panel discussions and networking opportunities. (Below, L to R) Naomi Yane, Reporter, NY1 News, and Miriam Milford, owner of BCakeNY, shared their success stories during the panel discussions.   


Celebrated annually each March, Women’s History Month highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.  Berkeley College planned its own celebrations in New Jersey and New York throughout the month.   Below is an overview of these celebrations: 


Women’s Leadership Panel – March 17, 2017

Berkeley College hosts the Eighth Annual Women’s Leadership Panel.  Students and faculty, and members of local chambers of commerce, will hear from six distinguished leaders about the perspectives, experiences and challenges facing women.  The event will be held at The Brownstone in Paterson, NJ.  Panel members are:

- Sandra B. Cunningham, New Jersey Senator (D-31)
- Ken Morris, Vice President of External Affairs, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System and Councilman at Large, Paterson
- Sheila Y. Oliver, New Jersey Assemblywoman (D-34)
- Nellie Pou, New Jersey Senator (D-35)
- Holly Schepisi, New Jersey Assemblywoman (R-39)
- Bernice Toledo, Passaic County Surrogate




The following event was held at Berkeley College, One West Blackwell Street, Dover: 


Significant Women and Their Accomplishments – March 8 – 15, 2017

The Office of Student Development and Campus Life (SDCL) created boards, and displayed them throughout the campus, with pictures of women who made significant contributions in the areas of health, criminal justice, fashion, business and science.  Students had the chance to participate and win prizes in a trivia contest about these women and their accomplishments.   


The following events were or will be held at Berkeley College, 44 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park:

Trailblazing Women – Each Thursday in March 2017

SDCL hosts a display board of trailblazing women and a Women Trivia Wheel. 

Christine Clifton, Mindful Business Matters – March 6, 2017

Christine Clifton, the founder of Mindful Business Matters, a motivational organization, spoke to the group about how to make business connections. 

NaTishia Aromire, Coach and Educator – March 22, 2017

NaTishia Aromire will speak with students and associates about weight gain and loss.  She is a certified Eating Psychology Coach and educator who founded Journey to a FAT (Fear, Anger and Turmoil) Free Life. 




The following events were held at Berkeley College, 255 Duffield Street, Brooklyn:

Berkeley LeadHERship Brunch – March 10, 2017

The Second Annual Berkeley College LeadHERship Brunch, was hosted by SDCL in Midtown Manhattan.  Created by LaTia Sinclair, Director, Multicultural and Community Affairs, Berkeley College, this brunch is a female empowerment event that educates and inspires women on how to lead lives they love and achieve their business goals and dreams. 

Minority and Women Business Enterprises Forum – March 16, 2017

Berkeley College hosted the Minority and Women Business Enterprises Forum of the Brooklyn (Kings County) Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for aspiring and existing businesses.  Panel members were:

- Rick Miranda, President, Brooklyn Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Michele Figueroa, Director of Career Services, Berkeley College, Brooklyn 
- Gregg Bishop, Commissioner, New York City Small Business Services
- Rodneyse Bichotte, New York Assemblywoman (D-42)


The following events were or will be held at Berkeley College, 3 East 43rd Street, Midtown Manhattan:

Discussion of Artist Beyonce and “Lemonade” – March 6, 2017

A discussion was held in the Student Activities Center about the artist Beyonce and her visual album, Lemonade.  Talking points centered around the album as a conceptual project based on every woman’s journey of self-knowledge and healing. 

Breakfast Club – March 7, 2017

The Student Government Association hosted a breakfast club.  In a panel discussion, women began conversations with students about current events and pop culture.   

Thinking in Full Color – March 8, 2017

SDCL and Sista Circle, a student group, hosted a dinner theater featuring Thinking in Full Color (TIFC).   The program featured women of color sharing their stories.  TIFC hosts various events, sparking dynamic community conversations, and providing a voice to women everywhere.   

Coffee and Conversation – March 8, 2017

SDCL hosted “Coffee and Conversation,” a monthly event where an associate is invited to talk about leadership and the resources on campus.  This month’s speaker was Clarissa Gilliam, Senior Director, Talent Management, Human Resources, Berkeley College. 

Project Prom – March 29 - May 11, 2017

SDCL will kick off Project Prom for Princess Chambers, Inc.  The team will collect new and gently used prom dresses, party dresses, evening gowns, shoes and accessories to benefit young women who may be unable to attend their proms due to financial hardships.      



A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,000 students – including more than 550 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is

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