New Jersey Business and Industry Association Unites Women Business Leaders from across Garden State at Berkeley College

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The New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) united female business leaders from across the Garden State for a dialogue on how to further help women advance in public and private leadership roles during the Women Business Leaders Network event, held at Berkeley College in Paramus, NJ, on July 18, 2017.

During the event, attendees heard from Jodi Grinwald, CEO & Founder of consulting and leadership development company Today Is The Day, about ways to develop a personally effective leadership style.

“Your energy level and philosophy on life determines your leadership style,” Ms. Grinwald said. “Effective leaders are those who lead by example. They follow up and follow through, but more importantly they use the art of active listening and have a ‘we’ mentality instead of a ‘me’ mentality.”

The Women’s Leadership Committee of NJBIA also provided updates on upcoming events such as the Women Business Leadership Forum, “Unlocking the C-Suite,” to be held in Somerset, NJ, on September 15, 2017.

“NJBIA’s Women’s Leadership initiative is about helping women gain hardcore leadership skills, and then creating visibility of these well skilled women to those making decisions about advancement to the C-Suite,” said Michele Siekerka, President & CEO, NJBIA.

Photo Captions: Pictured above, female business leaders from across the Garden State unite for the Women Business Leaders Network event, hosted by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) at Berkeley College in Paramus, NJ, on July 18, 2017.

Pictured below (L to R) are Lillie M. Hibbler, PhD, Campus College Chair, School of Business, University of Phoenix, Jersey City Campus; Betty Boros, Chief Member Value Officer, NJBIA; Lisa St. Hilaire, Career Counselor, Berkeley College; Jodi Grinwald, CEO & Founder, Today Is The Day; and Michele Siekerka, President & CEO, NJBIA.

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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 five New Jersey campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. 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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