Discussion about Being Assertive and Gaining Access Evolves
The New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) united professional leaders from across the Garden State for the Women Business Leaders Forum: Unlocking the C-Suite. The forum hosted presentations, panels and workshops for an open dialogue on how to further help women advance in public and private leadership roles on September 15, 2017, at the Doubletree Hotel in Somerset, NJ.“What I heard today was about increasing our awareness,” said Michele Siekerka, President & CEO, NJBIA. “Getting into the C-Suite is also about gaining access and being assertive, that within a great challenge lies the greatest opportunity.”
During the panel “Getting to the Win/Win,” Angela Harrington, Vice President, Communications and External Relations, Berkeley College, emphasized the importance of making your voice heard.
“Do not be afraid to drive the dialogue,” Ms. Harrington said. “Don’t take for granted the value you bring to the table.”
Moderated by Angelo Mendola, President & Chief Operating Officer, Priority Payments Local®, Ms. Harrington was joined on the panel by Nancy Glick, Chief Operating Officer, Newmark Associates; Christine A. Stearns, Esq., Director, Government Affairs, Gibbons P.C.; and Deirdre Wheatley-Liss, Esq., Principal, Wealth Preservation Group, Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C.
“NJBIA is leading the way to generate awareness and inclusiveness in the workplace,” Ms. Harrington added. “Working together we can pave a path that expands economic mobility and equity for our students and graduates.”
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 www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption: Angela Harrington, Vice President, Communications and External Relations (seated, second from left), Berkeley College, engages in the panel discussion “Getting to the Win/Win” at the New Jersey Business and Industry Association’s Women Business Leaders Forum: Unlocking the C-Suite, held in Somerset, NJ, on September 15, 2017. Also appearing above (left to right) are Angelo Mendola, President & Chief Operating Officer, Priority Payments Local®; Nancy Glick, Chief Operating Officer, Newmark Associates; Christine A. Stearns, Esq., Director, Government Affairs, Gibbons P.C.; and Deirdre Wheatley-Liss, Esq., Principal, Wealth Preservation Group, Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C.