Women's Leadership Conference


Sustaining Progress in Innovation and Mentorship

Be a part of the annual Women's Leadership Conference Hosted by RAPPS!

This year’s conference will explore the evolving influence women have on professional environments by highlighting pioneers in this pivotal process and the importance of mentorship and support to maintain its momentum. Participants will learn strategies of how to craft their own career paths by balancing initiative and collaboration and hear from those who have navigated traditional models to establish their own domain.

When: Friday, March 1, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: 33 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ




For those of you who missed it, listen to Ellie and Dori's interview from Wednesday, February 20th on 90.3 The Core with Mark Szeltner, and get the scoop on this year's Women's Leadership Conference!


9:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Keynote: Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children
10:40 a.m. Career Workshops
  Strategies for Self-Branding
Donna Garcia, Coach, Consultant and Trainer, Donna Garcia Associates, Inc.
Hillary Bardwell, Career Management Specialist, Rutgers
  Communication and Mentorship
Dr. Laurie Lewis, Professor/Department Chair, School of Communication & Information, Rutgers
Dr. Marya Doerfel, Associate Professor, School of Communication & Information, Rutgers
12:10 p.m. Lunch
1:10 p.m. Afternoon Discussions
  Women Working to Support Women
Connie Ellis, Director of Corporate Programs, Institute for Women's Leadership/Center for Women and Work, Rutgers Talia Young, Assistant VP of Public Affairs, City National Bank
  Pioneering in the Fields of Planning and Policy
Connie Hughes, President & CEO, HUGHES Group Vivian Baker, Assistant Director, Transit Friendly Land Use and Development, NJ Transit
2:50 p.m. Panel: Women in Entrepreneurship
  Christiana Foglio, Founder & CEO, Community Investment Strategies (CIS)
Shaila Ittycheria, Co-Founder, Enstitute
Tanya Fields, Executive Director, The BLK ProjeK
Natalie Alhonte Braga, Founder & Co-Director, IGNITEgood™
Isela Hernandez, Founder & President, HERNÁN LLC
4:30 p.m. Reception/Networking
Location TBA



Open to all graduate students. RSVP REQUESTED by February 24. Please email wlc.rapps@gmail.com to RSVP.

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If you’d like to volunteer for the event, please contact Jenn at jpastore1010@gmail.com.


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