Judy Chapman

Judy Chapman founded Garden State Woman, Inc. in 1998 and the Garden State Woman Education Foundation 501(c)3 in 2007. In recognition of the need for women everywhere, including New Jersey, to take firmer control of their futures and their families’ futures - in a world that is still not equally balanced between the opportunities and rewards provided men and women - for equal efforts in many aspects of their personal and professional lives.

Website URL: http://www.gswoman.com

NJAWBO August 2016 Networking Events

Pictured from left to right: Deborah Courtright, NJAWBO State Treasurer; Rosanna Imbriano, NJAWBO State President; Lawrese Brown, MetroEast Region Event Coordinator; Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno; Holly Kaplansky, NJAWBO President-Elect; and Donna Thompson, NJAWBO State Communications Coordinator at the NJAWBO 2016 Annual Spring Conference and Expo at the Crowne Plaza in Edison.

Here is a list of their August NJAWBO networking opportunities. How many will you attend? Make the most of August and network with members, sponsors, and prospective members across the state. There are amazing women business owners (and some men owners, too) from all parts of New Jersey who you should get to know.

  • Northeast Region Networking Luncheon- Thursday, August 11, 2016, 8:00am to 9:30am
  • Central Region Networking Luncheon Hosted by Investors Bank - Friday, August 12, 2016, 11:30am to 1:30pm
  • MetroEast Region Networking Luncheon- Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 11:30am to 1:30pm
  • Northeast Region Happy Hour - Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 4:30 to 6:30pm
  • South Jersey Region Networking Luncheon - Thursday, August 25, 2016, 11:30am to 1:30pm
  • Northwest Region Networking Luncheon- Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 11:30am to 1:30pm

You can find out more on their website

Dr. Unjeria Jackson Honored by Zonta Club of Morristown Area

The Zonta Club of Morristown Area, a member of Zonta International, an international organization empowering women through service and advocacy, has selected Dr. Unjeria Jackson of Mendham Township as Woman of the Year 2016. Dr. Jackson was honored at a dinner held at the Madison Hotel, Convent, where she celebrated with her husband, Larry E. Thompson, and their four daughters.

Dr. Jackson is an alumnae of Yale and receive her MD from Boston University School of Medicine. She did her residency in New York at Harlem Hospital and completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. She practiced at Morristown Memorial Hospital for 18+ years.

Dr. Jackson is an avid supporter of education, healthcare and the arts. She has served as a trustee of The Peck School, and Morristown Memorial Health Foundation. She is currently president of P.G. Chambers School, as well as a trustee of the Mayo Performing Arts Center and The Morris Museum. She is a member of the Morristown Medical Center Advisory Board and on the committee for patient safety. She recently completed 28+ years as a member of the New Jersey State Committee which reviews maternal mortality and makes recommendations to address specific issues of concern. She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

The Zonta Club of Morristown Area was founded in 1956. The Club is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Details on meetings and membership can be found on the website www.zontamorristown.com

Financial Advisor By Day, Ballerina By Night

Karen Perri is not your typical wealth advisor at a Fortune 500 company. Yes, as of February 2016 she has $200 million under management for her clients at the Northfield, NJ, offices of Morgan Stanley, at which she has worked for 23 years with her husband and business partner, Steve. Yes, she deals all day with facts and figures, processing reams of financial, economic and investment information, formulating strategies to help meet her clients’ complex portfolio challenges. And then, after a long day at work, Perri slips off her heels…and laces up her ballet flats.

Karen Perri is not your typical ballet dancer, either.

“I started ballet at the age of 33. I am now 55,” says Perri, a gymnast by training. She was a Florida state gymnastics champion; the Miami Herald 1978 Athlete of the Year for gymnastics; won a gold medal with the 1977 Maccabiah games team (the Olympics for Jewish athletes held in Israel); and received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, also for gymnastics.

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