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15 October 2021
Leaders
The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County has announced the recipients of its fourth annual High School Young Women’s Leadership Awards program. In response to the applicants of the program, Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director of The Commun...
13 October 2021
Women Giving Back
The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a not-for-profit organization based in Hackensack, NJ, has been awarded a 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grant. AARP New Jersey aims to support the efforts of communities to become a great place fo...
31 May 2021
Important Non-Profits
The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County will toast our community and its volunteers coming together during the COVID-19 pandemic at its virtual gala, “We are in This Together".  The Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization serving eastern Ber...
27 March 2021
Leaders
More than 20 years ago, I co-founded The Law Offices of Cohen Howard, LLP with the goal to provide our clients with outstanding service and successful outcomes. My practice specializes in representing providers in the administrative appeal process on...
03 January 2021
Guidance
Now is the time to reflect on what needs to change as you map out your 2021 journey.  One of the key components of your strategic plan will be generating income.  If your plan includes creating a business or growing your business, there is ...
30 November 2019
Leaders
Suri becomes one of the first Indian American jazz composers to have an entire evening devoted to her work New York, NY: South-Indian born composer, Charu Suri, becomes one of the first Indian American women to premier work at Carnegie Hall in New Yo...
13 February 2019
Health
Several health disparities exist between African Americans and white Americans. Doctors are seeing diseases that you’d expect to see in older patients—heart disease, diabetes, stroke—in relatively young African Americans. While genetics may play a ro...
07 January 2019
Health
Lisa Kohn was born in the Garden State, spent many years in New York City, and currently lives outside of Philadelphia (on the PA side), and would love to be included in Garden State Woman. In addition, with the general public so fascinated by cults,...
05 November 2018
Your Life
It’s time to think spring and get busy planning and planting for months of colorful blooms. The key to getting a continuous parade of spring flowers is to plant bulbs that bloom at different times. Include some early, mid and late spring bloomers. Yo...
05 March 2018
Our Education Foundation
A capacity crowd of students, guidance counselors and parents attended the 5th Annual Business Education and Career Summit at the Rutgers Business School, Newark. (RBS) Organized in cooperation with RBS, the Garden State Woman Education Foundation in...
19 February 2018
Our Education Foundation
A Unique Business & Leadership Summit Event for NJ High School Young Women Learn About a Business  Education & Career February 24, 2018 Agenda – 9:00 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Rutgers University Business School, Newark Campus...
30 January 2017
Education
Attendance at the 4th Annual Business Education and Career Day held at Rutgers Business School in Newark drew a capacity audience of students, parents and school guidance counselors.   Welcoming the capacity crowd, co-sponsor and Founder of...
23 September 2016
Our Education Foundation
As the Zumba music filled the parking lot, teenage girls from the Paterson area gathered for the Second Annual Leadership and Success Summit sponsored by Garden State Woman Education Foundation (GSWEF) and Oasis, a resource for women and children in ...
13 July 2016
Experiences
For the first half of honors-level chemistry in tenth grade, I hated the subject. Maybe chemistry and I got off on the wrong foot the first week when I did the wrong assignment for homework, and barely made it through a couple of problems about signi...
08 April 2016
Women Giving Back
Liza Negron Sutowski, Counsel, Exxon Mobil Corporation, presented the keynote address to the 1st Annual STEM Summit for high school girls held April 9, 2016 at NJIT, Newark. Opening remarks by co-sponsors Jacqueline L. Cusack, Ed.D, Executive Directo...
26 February 2016
Women Giving Back
Hands shaking.  Eyes shifting.  Words breaking. I couldn’t help but cringe as my best friend struggled to give a presentation to our 5th grade class. This was history class and the project assigned us each a different state to report on.&nb...
10 February 2016
Opportunities
Garden State Woman Education Foundation and Rutgers Business School, Newark, will present a 3rd Annual Business Education and Career Conference for sophomore and junior high school girls on Saturday, February 27, 2016 in Newark at Rutgers Business Sc...
13 January 2016
Women Giving Back
On a cool November night in Wanaque, between the police station and a laundromat, I walked into the office of Strengthen Our Sisters, a homeless and domestic violence shelter for battered women. Two busy volunteer secretaries, one at her desk in the ...
27 September 2015
Our Education Foundation
State Senator Nellie Pou (D-35 ) was a keynote speaker at THE 1ST ANNUAL TEEN GIRLS LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESS SUMMIT held recently at Oasis in Paterson NJ. Photographed (l) with Jen Brady, Executive Director of Oasis and Judy Chapman, Founder of Garden ...
28 August 2015
Our Education Foundation
We are proud that our Garden State Woman Education Foundation (GSWEF) and Oasis, a haven for women and children in Paterson, have been developing a solid working relationship and friendship. Executive Director Jen Brady recently noted to GSWEF Founde...
20 March 2015
Health
I have always loved to run! When I was younger, I played recreational and travel soccer. Whatever I may have lacked in size or skill, I made up for it with heart and SPEED. I would usually outrun most players on the field. In seventh grade, I met a y...
25 February 2015
Our Education Foundation
On Saturday, February 7th, The Garden State Woman Education Foundation held its 2nd Annual Business & Leadership Summit for New Jersey High School Girls. The evaluations don't lie, it was a huge success! We can't wait to do it again next year! Th...
04 February 2015
Our Education Foundation
February 7, 2015--Rutgers Business School, Newark, NJ  9am-2:45pm. The program encourages New Jersey high school girls to consider pursuing a business education and career. All presenters are sharing their educational and business career experie...
06 January 2015
Our Education Foundation
Newark, NJ—The Garden State Woman Education Foundation invites young high school women interested in an education or career in business to our 2nd Annual Business & Leadership Summit on Saturday, February 7th from 9:00am to 2:30pm at the Rutgers ...
26 November 2014
Our Education Foundation
On February 7, 2015 our 2nd Annual Business & Leadership Summit for high school girls will again be held in Newark at the Rutgers Business School. KPMG  and  PNC Bank are corporate co-sponsors of the Summit and will have panel part...
05 November 2014
Education
The 9th Annual Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation (www.joettasportsandbeyond.com) Gala was indeed “Magical”.   This year marked the 12th consecutive year that the Foundation has brought fitness programs, knowledge, joy...
22 August 2014
Education
(August 13, 2014; Bergen County, New Jersey)--The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley (LWVNV) presents "From Girl to Leader": A Celebration of Women's Equality Day on Tuesday, August 26, marking the 94th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the...
15 August 2014
Leaders
One of the last places we might expect to find Jo-Ann Dixon is on a playground unless she was babysitting her grandchildren. Finding Jo-Ann in unexpected places is not unusual. One of her passions is the service club, Kiwanis. A long time member of t...
18 June 2014
Education
A unique Business & Leadership Academy for high school girls is being held by the Garden State Woman Education Foundation from August 11th to the 15th in Florham Park, NJ. Any high school young women with plans to attend college and likely pursue...
02 June 2014
Education
Our Education Foundation's May 3rd Business Summit held at Rutgers Business School in Newark for New Jersey high school girls was a smash hit. Over 120 young women attended the all day program from 38 high schools. Several of their counselors came as...
11 April 2014
Fun
If you haven't seen a play from the Women Playwrights Series, you are really missing out on a quality production. Take a break from life and go with some friends or family to see a very well-written and directed play by some exceptional women! Now in...
30 March 2014
Our Education Foundation
    The Garden State Woman Education Foundation and Rutgers University Business School (Newark campus) are partnering to put on a really important interactive, pre-college learning event on May 3rd to provide key information to hi...
24 March 2014
Education
"We came to the decision that cigarettes and providing health care just don't go together in the same setting" is the explanation Larry J Merlo, chief executive of CVS, gave in response to the country's largest drugstore chain in overall sales announ...
10 January 2014
Opportunities
Finally! An event that breaks down the stereotypes of women and sports—and as an added bonus—is sure to even make your husband jealous! (Start making up your touchdown celebration now). Allison Sargent, Founder of Allison Sargent Events, is at it aga...
27 December 2013
Education
What is it? A few months ago, William Paterson University and four other New Jersey institutions of higher education were awarded a grant from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation to offer a 15 month master's degree in education to candidates seeking to tea...
23 December 2013
Leaders
You may have heard about the photographs of American soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners of war in Abu Ghraib that emerged in 2004. When the photographs were brought to surface, there was a whirlwind of interviews with words twisted, propaganda, allegat...
16 December 2013
Our Education Foundation
The Award A $1500 (or more) scholarship will be awarded for the school year beginning September 2015 to one or more outstanding women, graduating from a public or private high school in New Jersey in 2015. The scholarship funding will be deposited di...
11 December 2013
Our Education Foundation

Meet our current Scholars who are benefiting from our Education Foundation. Check back for updates on their progress.

05 July 2013
Our Education Foundation
While visiting relatives in India, Ibanca Anand had a life altering experience. As Ibanca worked on her laptop one day, a young woman her age asked her what she was doing. As she tried to explain, she realized that this young woman who worked as a do...
05 July 2013
Education
Have you ever felt out of place? Perhaps in high school you walked into a party that your usual friends didn't attend like they said they would and you instantly wanted to run away and hide. Maybe you've walked into an office for an interview that ha...
05 July 2013
Guidance
We laughed as the rain literally drowned out discussion leader Andy Bluestone’s voice at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, NJ as he gave us his wisdom on ways to improve and expand one-on-one conversations by asking open-ended questions. We surre...
02 June 2013
Experiences

Once again, Garden State Woman has the pleasure of introducing you to another New Jersey woman leader.

22 March 2013
Finances
Lynn S. Evans, CFP® heads her own highly successful financial advisory firm, Northeastern Financial Consultants, Inc. (nefci.com) with a clear focus on helping successful Baby Boomer women in all life stages to develop a happy, healthy relationship w...
01 December 2012
Guidance
Jack Killion, Bluestone+KIllionYour 12 Step Search Action Plan Any professional in transition needs to have a well thought through and implemented search action plan. These 12 steps will help guide you. 1. Write down very clearly your career objectiv...
24 October 2012
Education
Cathy Bao Bean of Blairstown, NJ, www.cathybaobean.com, author of The Chopsticks-Fork Principle, A Memoir and Manual and co-author of The Chopsticks-Fork Principle x 2, A Bilingual Reader for ESL and CFL learners, is a daughter, mother, wife, fr...
24 October 2012
Women Giving Back
There's a story my Dad likes to tell of me when I was seven-years-old. He was in my older sister's room, doing some home repairs, when I walked up to the doorway and stood there for awhile. After watching him work, I asked: "Why don't you do it like ...
08 October 2012
Guidance
A Connections and Learning Summit for Professionals In Transition Join Garden State Woman on November 28th for a vital educational, networking and information sharing event for Professionals in Transition and searching for new career opportuniti...
08 October 2012
Leaders
"When we opened our first Huntington Learning Center in 1977, we couldn't begin to realize the impact it would have on students. We had a mission: to give every student the best education possible; and we built a business around this simple, yet spir...
04 October 2012
Leaders
The Rothstein Kass Firm is Commended For Innovative LIFE Initiative. Rothstein Kass (www.rkco.com), a leading national professional services provider announced it has been recognized by Working Mother magazine as one of the nation's leading family-fr...
04 October 2012
Important Non-Profits
Garden State Woman has first-hand knowledge of the wonderful work of St. Vincent's Academy in Newark, NJ through our Garden State Woman Education Foundation Scholars.  Two of our scholars are St. Vincent's Academy graduates and are currently att...
04 October 2012
Health
Elizabeth Gavino of Lewin & Gavino in Hoboken, NJ has shared the following important Medicare information with Garden State Woman.  Lewin & Gavino provides customized employee benefit packages for businesses and financial solutions for i...
01 October 2012
Experiences
The life of a military spouse has its challenges.  Just ask Wendy Caldwell originally of Teaneck, NJ.  It is difficult enough to raise a family and sustain a career without the constant change and uncertainty that a military life can bring....
19 September 2012
Fun
SIXTH ANNUAL CAPE MAY WINE FESTIVAL RETURNS TO CAPE MAY-LEWES FERRY TERMINAL OCTOBER 6-7 With Atlantic Ocean as Backdrop, Attendees to Enjoy Great Music, Wine Tasting From 24 of New Jersey's Finest Wineries and Shopping For the sixth consecutive year...
17 September 2012
Women Giving Back
We need you to crash the glass ceiling for future New Jersey women striving to become our political leaders! As you may know, not one of New Jersey's congressional seats is occupied by a woman.  At the state level, the numbers are only marg...
17 September 2012
Opportunities
We have a friend who wishes to remain a mystery but we want to tell you about her anyway. She is an exceptional coach helping executives and other non-political leaders sharpen and improve their public speaking and presentation skills. She has been d...
23 August 2012
Health
One of my professors used to tell us that people read to know they aren't alone—that someone, somewhere, may have felt exactly what they are feeling. There's healing in being able to identify it, I think. Finding in the pages of a book, lyrics to a s...
15 August 2012
Experiences
Two Adult Acting Workshops will be available this fall by the professional Centenary Stage Company in the David & Carol Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown.  CSC Artistic Director, Theatre Arts Professor and Co...
13 August 2012
Fun
The Jazz It Up Festival Returns to Allaire State Park on September 1 & 2, 2012. New Jersey's Largest Wine Festival Features Live Jazz Music and Wine Tasting from Over 20 of New Jersey's Finest Wineries. New Jersey's largest wine festiva...
08 August 2012
Important Non-Profits
If there's one thing for certain about New Jersey it's that we have a wealth of charitable organizations many of which are powered by women.  One such organization is the Essex County Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW/Essex)....
01 August 2012
Fun
Need a gift idea for that special someone who has everything? Looking for something unique to do with your friends or family? Have an important client to entertain? Well, I have great suggestion for you. Sign up for a fantastic yacht cruise on t...
26 July 2012
Opportunities
Using Social Media to Create Your Personal Brand & Grow Your Business Judy Chapman, 2012 United States Small Business Association (SBA) Champion of Women in Business, cordially invites you to attend the first of a series of programs sponsored by ...
16 July 2012
Guidance
Personal Branding is One of the Keys to Your Career Success. Yet few people really consider the careful development of their brand as one of the keys to their long-term career success.  To be perceived in the way you wish and in the way that is ...
13 July 2012
Important Non-Profits
A Billion + Change has changed our lives.  Garden State Woman's experience at the White House has left us inspired and more motivated than ever to grow the services of our Education Foundation.  We joined more than 170 leaders in indus...
09 July 2012
Fun
Congratulations to our winners!  June's BBQ-themed Recipe Challenge presented the Garden State Woman staff with a difficult decision.  In the end two health conscious recipes took the lead.  Try the Grilled Shrimp Tacos or the Spiedini...
09 July 2012
Health
July is National Blueberry Month, which makes it a great time for reminding ourselves of the many great ways they can be consumed. It’s also a great time to be reminded of the myriad reasons for making them a regular part of one’s diet. The more you ...
02 July 2012
Fun
The Inn at Starlight Lake in northeastern PA goes back over 100 years and is owned and managed by Sari Schwartz, only its 3rd owner. Starlight Lake resulted from a stream being damned nearly 100 years ago. The Inn is separated from the lake by a coun...
25 June 2012
Women Giving Back
Garden State Woman Joins A Billion + Change to Envision the Future of Corporate Service 200 companies pledge nearly $1.8 billion in pro bono services to nonprofits. Garden State Woman has joined A Billion + Change, a swiftly growing national cam...
12 June 2012
Fun
History does have a way of repeating itself.  A tasting took place in Princeton on June 8, 2012 modeled in every detail after a wine-world altering event that ocurred in Paris on May 24, 1976.  Many of you may have heard of The Judgment of ...
29 May 2012
Fun
The month of June is loaded with activity for Garden State Wine Growers Association members and wine consumers across the state. We start the month off with our second outdoor wine festival, scheduled June 9th and 10th on the campus of Ramapo College...
28 May 2012
Fun
Garden State Woman will be sponsoring a monthly Recipe Challenge.  This month’s theme is:  BBQ.  June’s winner will be posted on the GSW website in July. Detailed recipes submissions should include picture of the prepared recipe, your ...
04 June 2012
Leaders
Garden State Woman interviews six executive women of NJ. Click to view the interviews of Keitha M. Lackey, Margarita Comancho, M.D., Kimberlee S. Phelan, Margaret (Peggy) Foran, Kay Koplovitz, and Lucia DeNapoli Gibbons that Editor Judy Chapman condu...
29 May 2012
Finances
It's hard to believe, but the first generation of female baby boomers is now poised on the brink of retirement. Despite lingering stereotypes, these women – and their Gen X counterparts – are savvier than ever when it comes to successful investing. I...
31 May 2012
Fun
My husband Jack had a Board meeting to attend in Concord, NH on a recent Friday. I tagged along to keep him company on the drive. We left at Friday at 5 a.m. along with our 85 pound German Shepherd Faith. When she travels with us we have flexibility....
21 May 2012
Guidance
It's this simple. In order to grow your business, you have to network. In person. Yes, the buzz is all around social media and social networking, but the tried and true way to grow your business is in person networking. The truth is, most people don'...
16 May 2012
Our Education Foundation
Congratulations to Mahmuda Choudhury who graduated from Rutgers University on Sunday, May 13, 2012. Mahmuda has been a Garden State Woman Scholar for the four years she attended college. We are very proud of her and wish her lots of luck in the futur...
07 May 2012
Promotions and Awards
Pictured with Ms. Chapman is Alfred Titone, SBA New Jersey Director (left) and Jorge Silva-Puras, SBA Region II Regional Administrator (right).Judy Chapman has received the U.S. Small Business Administration's 2012 New Jersey Women in Business Champi...
16 April 2012
Fun
In response to my recent blog on Pinot noir, a dear friend wrote to me saying that "Pinot noir may be for girls but real men drink Two-Buck Chuck". I have to painfully admit that he has a point. There are many fine wines that are in an affordable ran...
16 April 2012
Leaders
FOX Business Network anchor and Edgewater resident Liz Claman is a busy mom. When she's not at home with her two kids in New Jersey, she is anchoring Countdown to the Closing Bell (3 PM/ET) and After the Bell (4 PM/ET) on FBN, or traveling the globe ...
09 April 2012
Guidance
  – Not Against You. Chatting with a group of women whom I'd describe as "older," one remarked, " At our age..." (which included me). I shuddered. "Does she think I'm as old as she is? Or does she think she's as young as I am?" Oops! M...
06 March 2012
Finances
In order for individuals to gain financial control of their future, there are certain rules and guidelines that should be taken into consideration. Your overall financial plan should include the following seven points as part of yourfinancial strateg...
12 March 2012
Fun
I have a newfound respect for bartenders. I recently completed a bartending course thinking it would be a "fun" thing to do and one more item I can cross off my bucket list. However, I also mistakenly believed that it would be easy. After all, how di...
21 February 2012
Fun
We all have our blah months, mine is February! And I go to Ixtapan Spa in Mexico (www.spamexico.com) for a budget spa deal. Tips for choosing a fitness + fun vacation. 1. Make sure your hotel includes fitness and/or spa treatments in its prices. Do n...
22 February 2012
Fun
At a party, I was introduced to a fellow wine collector. I inquired as to the kind of wine he (notice the masculine pronoun) cellared. He responded he has a case of the 96 point 'this', the 97 point 'that', the 95 point 'this' and let's not forget th...
13 February 2012
Health
All the forms had been filled out and I sat quietly with my paper jacket on hoping I didn't have it on backward while I waited for the technician to come in. The door opened and a very lovely young woman with a beautiful smile and happy eyes greeted ...
01 February 2012
Fun
At a recent grand wine tasting, in order to help guide a fellow attendee (who cannot be named) through the wide selection of wines, I asked where his preferences lied. He responded with your typical male answer: just red, bold wines, California Cabs ...
09 January 2012
Fun
Are you what I call a "Grape Groupie"? I have encountered many wine drinkers who claim they only drink one varietal of wine. "I only like cabernet sauvignon" or "merlot" or even worse, "chardonnay" they tell me. I have yet to understand the reasoning...
09 January 2012
Women Giving Back
What motivates women to volunteer? Women are known to volunteer more often than men and on average volunteer more hours over a year. Also, the more actively involved a woman is in her own life the more likely she is to volunteer. My own experiences i...
19 December 2011
Health
I was flipping through an issue of Whole Living while enjoying the last sips of my coffee one morning, when I came across an article that captured me, "Wabi Sabi Your Life - Simple Strategies for Embracing Imperfection." The concept is rooted in Zen ...
14 December 2011
Women Giving Back
I haven't really wanted to sit down and write this, mostly because I haven't known what to say. Writing is often a way for me to make sense of things, to wrestle through thoughts and come to some sort of conclusion, and I knew I didn't have any good ...
07 December 2011
Health
Growing up in my Irish Catholic household found me as a little girl at confession on Saturday afternoons. I had 2 "sins" ready to go each week, laziness and selfishness. Not wanting to share the last piece of Chocolate cake with my little sister was ...
07 December 2011
Fun
I wish I was given a bottle of wine for every person who has told me that they get headaches from the sulfites in red wine. For all those people, I send my sincere apologies to the sulfite community. If you have ever eaten a fruit you have ingested s...
05 December 2011
Guidance
Ruth Krauss' The Carrot Seed tells the journey of a little boy and his gardening adventure. Said boy plants a carrot seed and waits for the magic to happen. Despite some familial pessimism about whether the seed will actually develop into anything, t...
30 November 2011
Health
When I feel happy, it spills out all over. Those of you who know me, know that I love to chat! I love connecting with people. Sometimes, it is just to exchange a smile or a nod as I pass someone on the street. Compulsive? Perhaps. Fun, fascinating, r...
29 November 2011
Experiences
Kathy Naasz Garden State Women recently had an opportunity to catch up with Kathy Naasz, Assistant Professor of Business, SIFE Director, who walked away from a high powered, senior level, global position with AT&T to achieve a better wo...
21 November 2011
Finances
Maggie Polisano, Principal of CAMA Self Directed IRA, is a third-generation real estate investor, a Certified Trust Specialist (CTS) and a graduate of Villanova University. With an extensive background in investing and development of residential prop...
08 November 2011
Guidance
I have been doing a lot of headshots these days. New jobs, starting companies and social media seem to be fueling the need to update photos. Your professional headshot photograph has to convey a lot about you: approachability, confidence, professiona...
09 November 2011
Leaders
Rosalie Mandel is a principal in Rothstein Kass' Roseland, New Jersey office. Rosalie specializes in audit, general accounting and business consulting services for private entities. As an accountant and business advisor, she works with a diverse grou...
09 November 2011
Our Education Foundation
Rothstein Kass, a leading professional services provider, and Garden State Woman founder Judy Chapman have announced that the organizations will partner to sponsor the 2011 / 2012 Garden State Woman Education Foundation Scholarship Fund. The scholars...
09 November 2011
Guidance
Finding Your On Ramp Back To Work and Career When women leave work and put their careers on hold, it's referred to as off ramping. In their 2005 report, Center for Work Life Policy researchers Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Carolyn Buck Luce coined the term ...
24 October 2011
Leaders
  Mary Dougherty Join Us for a Free Reception & 'Friend Raiser' to Celebrate the Spirit of Mary Ann Cobb   On Sunday, October 29, Mary Dougherty of Morristown will recieve the inaugural 2011 Spirit of Community Award. Mary is a community leader i...
20 October 2011
Important Non-Profits
My husband Jack values a long distance friendship he has with a remarkable person he has not even met. They have been emailing and phoning for a couple of years. Jack first met Tony's wife, Vivian, who connected the two via email. Tony Lombardo is an...
07 October 2011
Experiences
So, what does photography have to do with being a businesswoman? Focus - which happens to be my photo tip for this blog. More on this later... Since this is my first blog for Garden State Woman, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Michelle Arpin...
23 September 2011
Health
The body is an amazing source of intelligence. It is always there for you, pumping blood, never skipping a heartbeat, digesting whatever food you put in it and maintaining homeostasis. Is this reliable, intelligent bio-computer making a mistake by cr...
23 September 2011
Guidance
"As you noted, networking does pay off -- sometimes in ways you cannot even begin to predict." That was one piece of feedback from Garden State Woman's recent networking event and discussion. Meeting new people, networking and developing long term fr...
18 September 2011
Promotions and Awards
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assautl announces Ruth Anne Koenick as a Lifetime Achievement Awardee Ruth Anne Koenick is the Director of the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. A ...
19 September 2011
Promotions and Awards
Presentation coaching expert Stephanie Scotti of Professionally Speaking has been named 2011 Member of the Year by the NJ chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA-NJ). Scotti, who served as NSA-NJ's Director of Community Relations for 2010-2...
19 September 2011
Guidance
In this troubled economy, women are more adversely affected than ever. They continue to be the victims of gender, sex, pregnancy, family responsibilities, age and disability discrimination. Deutsch Atkins, P.C. one of the most highly respected plaint...
19 September 2011
Health
Guide to Eating a Healthy Meal Based on Latest Science; Addresses Shortcomings in U.S. Government's MyPlate Harvard Health Publications, in conjunction with nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), have unveiled the Healthy Eating...
06 September 2011
Finances
Here's a really smart way to spend a Saturday...Take better control of your IRA and learn about investing in alternative assets The majority of people with IRA accounts typically turn these funds over to investment advisors to invest in mostly tradit...
07 September 2011
Finances
With kids back to school learning the fundamentals of reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic, it's also an opportune time for parents to help them develop sound money management skills. While teaching kids about money can sometimes feel overwhelming, lesso...
22 August 2011
Leaders
It’s not uncommon to look around a workplace and think, “If I were the CEO I would do this differently.” It is less common, however, to act on that impulse, and even less common to make that leap after only two years of experience in the industry. Bu...
07 August 2011
Finances
Asset allocation is well known as a foundation for responsible investing, but many investors fail to realize that once they’ve chosen their asset allocations, they must continue to rebalance periodically to risk-manage their portfolios and ensure gro...
08 August 2011
Fun
Elegance and sophisticated food best describe the Copper Beech Inn in Ivoryton, Connecticut. We recently spent the weekend there and started planning a return visit on our way back to New Jersey. That part of the lower Connecticut River Valley holds ...
01 August 2011
Promotions and Awards
One of last year's Garden State Woman of the Year Honorees, Donna T. Pepe and her agency, Communications Strategies, Inc. (CSI), were recently recognized with three industry awards. CSI is a marketing, communications and public relations firm special...
13 July 2011
Leaders
Imagine you are a beautiful, talented young woman in your early twenties. You have travelled the world, been a champion college lacrosse player, a dancer with the New Jersey Ballet and your modeling career has just started to take off. You love all k...
22 June 2011
Our Education Foundation
Since it's formation in 2007, the Garden State Woman Education Foundation (501(c)(3)) has supported the educational aspirations of eight bright and motivated young women through our Scholarship Fund. All graduates of high schools from our state's inn...
27 June 2011
Our Education Foundation
As a rising sophomore at Rutgers University, I have become very involved on campus. For the summer of 2011, I decided to make use of my free time...by working. Don't be fooled if you're thinking I hold an ordinary job in an air conditioned boring off...
25 June 2011
Promotions and Awards
Gibbons Earns the Women in Law Empowerment Forum's Gold Standard Certification - One of only 32 law firms nationwide included on this list Gibbons P.C. is one of only 32 law firms nationwide to earn the Women in Law Empowerment Forum's (WILEF) Gold S...
27 June 2011
Our Education Foundation
As a senior in high school, I couldn't wait to go to prom, graduate, and experience all the perks that go with being a senior. When the time came to make sure all of my college applications had been sent out and that I was on the right track, I start...
26 June 2011
Promotions and Awards
The American Association of Museums has elected Newark Museum's Chief Operating Officer, Meme Omogbai, Vice Chair, positioning her to serve as AAM's next Chair, an unprecedented honor for the Newark Museum. Prior to her election, Omogbai served AAM i...
27 June 2011
Promotions and Awards
One of Garden State Woman's "Woman of the Year" alumni, Denise Morrison, has been formally named Campbell Soup's next president and CEO. Denise was among the women honored at the 2007 Woman of the Year Luncheon, in the Corporate category.  Nomin...
23 June 2011
Opportunities
My husband Jack Killion teaches at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) in Madison. It is very much a very part-time avocation where, as an adjunct professor, he recently has been teaching Corporate Innovation for evening MBA students in the FDU Busi...
10 June 2011
Fun
With the season of weddings upon us, Garden State Woman thought you might enjoy these books, written by Sharon Naylor; The Smart Guide to Wedding Weekend Events and The Smart Guide to Bachelorette Parties.  Dual handbooks guide readers through p...
13 June 2011
Health
Drawing on three decades of experience as a successful chiropractor, Dr. Doug Main of Parsippany (morriscountylaser.com) offers new hope with a unique approach to pain management with two options: Laser and Decompression Pain Relief. If you have back...
08 June 2011
Leaders
Mahmuda, one of our Garden State Woman Scholars, is definitely a future leader and the Garden State Woman Education Foundation is proud to be able to contribute to her development and education. We met Mahmuda 4 years ago when she was a high school s...
24 May 2011
Fun
I just returned from a spontaneous weekend trip to Disneyland with my husband and two daughters, ages 11 months and 3 1/2 years. Most of my friends thought we were crazy and, in hindsight, we may have been! My oldest daughter had a great time touring...
25 May 2011
Fun
For anyone looking for some great dining options in NYC, here is an extensive list covering the entire city and budget. David Aragona, a really good friend of Judy Chapman and the whole Garden State Woman mission thrives on finding great spots for di...
13 May 2011
Fun
We celebrated my husband's birthday with an evening in the city. We went to three exceptional places, each resulting from Jack's constant networking. We met our son, Jonathan and Emily, a senior at Ohio State and interning with Ann Taylor marketing d...
12 May 2011
Fun
We have all waited, through a long and difficult winter season, to finally get to this wonderful season of rebirth and rejuvenation. The dark color palette of winter has given way to the lovely pastels and dramatic brights in new floral and geometric...
12 May 2011
Important Non-Profits
Morris Habitat for Humanity Needs Volunteers Have you always wanted to learn how to use power tools, build a house, do something for others? Volunteering at Morris Habitat will allow you to do all these things. Over the past 25 years, Morris Habitat ...
09 May 2011
Guidance
Knowing Your Value by Mika Brzezinski is an important new book. It is an introspection of her career and the difficulty, often faced by career women, she had in asking for a salary that reflected her value to the company. She interviewed numerous suc...
25 April 2011
Fun
Newark Museum and Congregation Beth El Co-Present Rodger Kamenetz, Author of The Jew in the Lotus  Award-Winning Poet/Author Will Speak at Museum, June 2, In Tibetan Collection Centennial Lecture Series The Jew in the Lotus, the best-selling boo...
21 April 2011
Fun
A good network enhances your life. Over the years, my husband and I have been fortunate to meet hundreds (probably thousands) of very interesting people. Many of these contacts have resulted in meetings with others who would not normally be in our sc...
18 April 2011
Health
Although available year-round, spring is the best season for fresh asparagus. Crops are harvested from late February to June, with April being the prime month. I love asparagus raw on salads, along side fish or grilled chicken, mixed with pasta, over...
13 April 2011
Finances
Hedge Fund Investing may be appropriate for you but it isn't for everyone. It may be a suitable asset allocation for accredited individual and institutional investors including endowments, pensions, trusts and family offices. Hedge funds have be...
23 March 2011
Health
National Center for Creative Aging and life'sDHA™ Seek Inspiring Adults Age 55 and Over to Champion Importance of Lifelong Brain Health The National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) has partnered with life'sDHA™ to seek nominations at www.beautiful-m...
24 March 2011
Promotions and Awards
In Honor of Women's History Month U. S. Senator Robert Menendez PresentsThe Second Annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony Monday, March 28, 2011 – Middlesex County College To honor all New Jersey women, essential to the growth and progress of ou...
07 February 2011
Women Giving Back
First Lady Mary Pat Christie today named Jean and Clark Paradise, founders of Your Grandmother’s Cupboard, the first New Jersey Heroes of 2011. For octogenarians Jean and Clark Paradise of Toms River, what could have been a quiet retirement has devel...
31 January 2011
Health
  (Dr. Aurora DeJuliis) I recently visited the Aurora DeJuliis M.D., European Medical Spa in Bloomfield, NJ because I was interested in learning what set it apart from other "health" spas. As I entered that front office, I found a comfortable relaxin...
24 January 2011
Fun
The Enduring Beauty of Jewelry Across the Ages Dazzles in Newark Museum's Lore Ross Jewelry Gallery  New Gallery Launched in Ballantine House Space With The Glitter & The Gold: Jewelry From the Newark Museum The launch this month of the Lore...
19 December 2010
Fun
Isobel Wayrick's wildlife portraits will be on display at the Morris County Library throughout January. Part of the Library's Featured Artist Series, 65 of Isobel's portraits are showcased at this exhibit. Proceeds from the sale of her work will be d...
19 December 2010
Women Giving Back
Women's Future Leadership Forum - A Day of Inspiration and MentorshipGave Fifty Promising High School-Aged Girls Skills to Succeed On December 10, a panel of female New Jersey executives inspired by example in sharing personal success stories with fi...
16 December 2010
Health
Attention Women: Do you believe you would recognize heart attack symptoms if you had them?  You are probably wrong because they are totally different from men's.  HEART DISEASE IS THE #1 CAUSE OF DEATH IN U.S. WOMEN Because too many of us d...
16 December 2010
Promotions and Awards
Colette Frank of Baptistown, a Certified Home Health Aide for Visiting Health and Supportive Services was selected as the 2010 "Home Health Aide of the Year." "Colette was selected as Home Health Aide of the year because of her dedication and compass...
07 December 2010
Health
This information has been provided by Jeanette Bronee of the PATH FOR LIFE self-nourishment center® Where Wellness is Nurtured and Habits Change for Good. Read more about Jeanette here. 12 Most Contaminated / Buy These Organic • Apples • Bell Peppers...
20 December 2010
Health
Jeanette Bronee's Path for Life Center in NY City is a top nourishment resource center. Jeanette, who will be a presenter at Garden State Woman's 5th annual health conference on April 30, 2011 at the sanofi-aventis headquarters in Bridgewater, will i...
22 November 2010
Fun
Photo By Bill Dalton On Saturday, December 4, New Jersey Audubon (NJA) will deliver additional inventory of its green, sustainable, Jersey Grown S.A.V.E.TM Birdseed to retailers, farmer's markets and NJA stores throughout the state of New Jersey. (Th...
08 November 2010
Promotions and Awards
Daisy Chan, Director of Enterprise Communications at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) has been named one of Working Mother magazine's 2010 "Working Mothers of the Year". The award honors extraordinary working mothers who ...
28 October 2010
Promotions and Awards
Mary Sue Sweeney Price, Director of the Newark (NJ) Museum received the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museum's (MAAM) highest honor at its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 26, in a ceremony at the African American Museum of Philadelphia. The award is...
24 October 2010
Fun
Photo by Bill Dalton New Jersey Audubon Society's Field to Feeder Campaign Features Sale of "Jersey Grown" S.A.V.E.TM Birdseed Consumers can now readily purchase sunflower birdseed that does much more than just feed birds. The New Jersey Audubon's S....
25 October 2010
Fun
In our nine week family adventure driving to California and back this summer (thank goodness for wine!), we had the great fortune of spending one month in a rented cottage in Calistoga, CA. Calistoga is located in the northern end of Napa and just a ...
21 October 2010
Important Non-Profits
Beverly Rohde The Dames of Mary Help ensure Education is the Passport for At-Risk Youth of Paterson and Beyond.Seventh annual event celebrates His Excellency, Bishop Frank J. Rodimer; Jimmy and Ellen Greenbaum, and Susan Greenbaum Gross of Greenbaum ...
21 October 2010
Important Non-Profits
New Jersey's Prestigious Far Hills Race Meeting Set for October 23rd, 2010! The 2010 Far Hills Race Meeting will mark the 90th year of New Jersey's most prestigious and historic racing event, held on Saturday, October 23, 2010. The Far Hills Race Mee...
21 October 2010
Experiences
Cara Gibson: Thriving Entrepreneur by Day, Centenary College's Yountest MBA Student by Night. When Cara Gibson, 21, a resident of Hackettstown, was looking for a College to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree, she knew that Centenary College, her alma...
14 October 2010
Leaders
Deborah Zastocki, President and CEO of Chilton Memorial Hospital, is the featured speaker at the October 21, 2010 Graduate Merit Awards Dinner hosted by Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ). The dinner, to be held at the Palace in Somerset, will begi...
11 October 2010
Fun
A Fundraising Event to Benefit the Garden State Woman Education Foundation Just in time for the holidays, the Garden State Woman Education Foundation will host a wine tasting and networking event featuring the wines of California. Wednesday, November...
04 October 2010
Leaders
Abbe Seldin was a sophomore at Teaneck High School in 1972 when she decided to try out for the school tennis team. After discovering there was no women's team, she decided to try out for a spot on the men's team.She was shut out. The coach refused to...
27 September 2010
Promotions and Awards
The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL®) honored its 2010 Awardees and installed its new officers and board members at its Annual Awards Luncheon in New York City. Kristin D. Sostowski, an associate in the Gibbons Employment Law Department a...
27 September 2010
Fun
Cynthia Page I'd like to give you two images that may or may not be stereotypical. One is a woman in a business suit, with an envelope in one hand, a pink slip in the other and a look of incredulousness on her face. The other is a woman intensely rea...
27 September 2010
Guidance
There may be one wonderful side effect of recent world events. People don't seem to have "situational permission" to be so arrogant! Think about it. Can anyone honestly say that s/he knows exactly how much debt the United States can handle? How can a...
16 September 2010
Guidance
We speak every day without fully recognizing the impact our voice has on the our success and that of our organizations. The voice that picks up the company telephone or speaks to the customer or supplier represents that organization, whether it's the...
16 September 2010
Health
Dr. Laverne Mensah of St. Clare's Health System is a Garden State woman whose work not only saves the lives of  women with cancer of the reproductive tract, but also minimizes the time they have to spend away from their daily lives for surgery a...
16 September 2010
Promotions and Awards
Beatrice Daggett has been named the Executive Director of the Citizens' Campaign, and its Jersey Call to Service, a statewide movement to replace our culture of self-interest and government waste with a culture of service and savings. Harry Pozycki, ...
13 September 2010
Organizing
Planning is something we are all told is critical to an organization's success. While that is certainly true, viable planning can not really happen if the fundamental strategy for the underlying business (or any type of organization) is flawed. Over ...
07 September 2010
Education
World Citizens Transform New Jersey Classrooms SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION. Do we know who is shaping our children's minds? New Jersey's cultural kaleidoscope is transforming classroom dynamics across the state. Will this year's crop of teachers convey...
17 August 2010
Education
A Starbucks on every corner, a blackberry in everyone's hand, cabs flying down busy streets, and looking up to see the sky covered by sky scrapers. It is quite apparent that this describes New York City, particularly Manhattan. It is called the city ...
18 August 2010
Promotions and Awards
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is very pleased to welcome Susan J. Flynn-Hollander, Esq., who will serve as Corporate General Counsel for the hospital. In her new role, Flynn-Hollander will have responsibility for a broad range of le...
08 August 2010
Guidance
“Rainmaking” is a must-have skill for any professional woman (not just lawyers) motivated to move up the ladder. The National Association of Women Lawyers®(NAWL®) and the NAWL Foundation®  reported the results of the fourth annual National Surve...
09 August 2010
Guidance
"Should I be interactive in my presentation?"... It's a daunting question for some speakers, but in many cases the answer is, "Go for it!" Depending on your purpose, adding interactive elements can be a tremendous help in making your message stick. P...
05 August 2010
Leaders
Kathleen Waldron, Ph.D., the former president of Baruch College and a former senior executive at Citigroup, has assumed the presidency of William Paterson University in Wayne effective August 2, 2010. She is the institution's seventh president. Waldr...
05 August 2010
Promotions and Awards
Joyce Luhrs, president of the marketing and management firm Luhrs & Associates, has been appointed to the League of Women Voters of Northern Valley's board of directors. The Leonia resident will serve a two-year term from 2010-2012. The League of...
01 August 2010
Education
Before my daughter, Diana, started college, we were looking for a detailed list of items to bring with her for her first year away. So I put this list together which was very helpful. This year, my niece Michelle is going away to college and I emaile...
02 August 2010
Important Non-Profits
The New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs (NJSFWC) recently announced its selection of Gilda's Club as its special state project for 2010-2012 at its 116th Annual Convention in Atlantic City. NJSFWC is the largest volunteer women's service org...
22 July 2010
Guidance
In recent days I have met several women and an equal number or more men who lost their jobs and are struggling to find new opportunities. They run the spectrum. One woman is a former special needs teacher who was downsized after nearly 25 years. Anot...
01 July 2010
Education
Teri Duda & Nancy Drepaul Extraordinary New Jersey girls and women continually confound media-driven clichés and expectations of who we are... or are not. Mentor and mentee, Teri Duda and Nancy Drepaul serve New Jersey in an exceptional way at a ...
27 June 2010
Important Non-Profits
The January 12, 2010 Earthquake shook the already frail country of Haiti mercilessly. Over 200,000 deaths resulted as well as the displacement and destruction of thousands of families and lives. Months later, human resilience prevails as Haitians mov...
28 June 2010
Promotions and Awards
Mattawang Golf Club is celebrating Kristina Wagner's impressive victory at the recent New Jersey State Golf Association Women's Public Links tournament. Wagner, who plays out of Mattawang, shot a four-over-par 75 on June 14 at the Valley Brook Golf C...
28 June 2010
Health
And 10 Foods that Are Healthier Than You Think Sandra Gordon is the author of "The Reunion Diet," www.thereuniondiet.com. Eating right is no picnic. Just when you think you've got it all figured out, along comes a new report trumpeting the benefits o...
28 June 2010
Women Giving Back
Garden State Woman caught up recently with Mary Robinson, Founder of Good Grief, to learn more about how the organization provides education, advocacy and year-round peer support group programs for grieving children, teens and adults.  How ...
17 June 2010
Health
Women's Political Caucus Calls Family Planning Funding Cuts "Penny Wise and Pound Foolish"The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey issued the following statement in response to the complete elimination of state funding for family planning services....
21 June 2010
Health
"Choose Your Cover" Returns to Monmouth CountyCancer Coalition Announces Free Skin Cancer Screening on the Beach Free skin cancer screenings will be available again to beachgoers of Monmouth County in effort to raise awareness and reduce skin cancer ...
21 June 2010
Promotions and Awards
Patty Whitehouse has been elected for a two year term as President of the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs (NJSFWC). Her duties include the leadership of a 44 member Board dedicated to seeing the vision of NJSFWC flourish: To be recognize...
15 June 2010
Fun
Ixtapan Spa Hotel and Golf Resort www.spamexico.com Ixtapan Spa Hotel and Golf Resort is a 4 star destination spa famous for all-inclusive affordable spa, golf and fitness packages. And known for catering to women, solo or in groups . Since all healt...
16 June 2010
Fun
For those of you who have have read my first article outlining the PMS of wines, the "M" stands for Merlot. Thanks to the movie Sideways, Merlot has garnered a very negative reputation. If you've seen the movie you're familiar with the lead character...
17 June 2010
Women Giving Back
Susan Tarnofsky is leaning over a patient, dental mirror in one hand, glinting silver drill in the other. She wears a regulation plastic mask over her mouth, and her assistant, holding yet another instrument, glances at her, wondering why she hasn't ...
17 June 2010
Health
Who hasn't heard or experienced the nightmare tales of hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain, and decreased libido associated with Menopause? To add insult to injury, it seems women are hitting menopause earlier now, some as early as their late 30's....
17 June 2010
Guidance
Enrich Your Life, Accelerate Your Career, Achieve Success Networking should be taught in all schools as a life skill that everyone needs. Being strong at networking will enrich your life and your family's lives on both a personal and business level. ...
07 June 2010
Organizing
In this day and age of market volatility none of us really know how long we will hang onto our jobs and our current careers. So, many are thinking of starting their own businesses. For those in this situation here are some key tips:  Be totally ...
27 May 2010
Leaders
To say this lifelong Jersey girl's (as she puts it) professional accomplishments began when she launched her own company would be an understatement. To say they began after graduating summa cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers University's ultra com...
24 May 2010
Important Non-Profits
"What hurt me more than the explosion was knowing that other kids will get hurt." - Daniel Yuval, 11-year-old landmine survivor It took a young Israeli boy stepping on a landmine while playing in the snow to awaken Israel to the dangers buried in the...
14 May 2010
Health
Did you know that shoulder blade pain is a common symptom of women who are experiencing a heart attack? Or did you know that the size of your waist may be an indicator of a potential risk factor? This and other important information specific to the h...
10 May 2010
Organizing
Joe Caso Every business needs a plan. Some create a plan to use in their quest for financing. Banks require detailed financial information and lengthy narratives. The business plans that I require of all my business coaching/advisory clients to prepa...
10 May 2010
Experiences
Maria Baniel Maria Baniel is a good friend of Garden State Woman who believes in the organization's Mission to empower New Jersey women through education. She is also an independent wine consultant who is putting together and will lead our June 10th ...
04 May 2010
The Circle
Special Wine Tasting Event Offer for Members of Judy's Circle On June 10th the Garden State Woman Education Foundation is sponsoring a unique networking and wine tasting event that will include A networking opportunity with sparkling wine...a great o...
03 May 2010
Organizing
Gina Tedesco Are YOU ready for fresh perspective? FDU's Business Ventures Program provides an opportunity for advanced MBA students to partner with local businesses to tackle complex issues and craft comprehensive strategic solutions. For students, i...
30 April 2010
Fun
Good, Better, Best: A No Nonsense Guide to Popular Wines If you are a wine collector or connoisseur this is not the book for you.  However, if you are looking for affordable easy-to-find wines, you have found your book.  Carolyn Evans Hammo...
26 April 2010
Leaders
  Jackie Ehlert-Mercer Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ and The White House in Washington, DC have something in common. The commonality is an edible garden. The Presidential wives, Michelle Obama and Jacqueline (Jackie) Ehlert- Mercer, share a common goa...
26 April 2010
Experiences
  Linda Schurman We recently spent a weekend in Ithaca, NY with Linda Schurman, a leading astrologist, and her husband, Dick. Dick is an old kindergarten friend of my husband’s who goes back to the era of no TV, trolley cars for commuting, cars with ...
16 April 2010
Education
2010 Census Unveils: “Faces of New Jersey Women,” in Transformation The suspense heightens as the drum roll grows louder. The gold-trimmed envelop slips into the trembling hand that is poised to open it. And the winner is……&...
13 April 2010
Women Giving Back
It was a normal Sunday. Church. A cup of coffee and the newspaper. A whim to purchase a paper other than our regular. And there it was. The article on Roots & Wings. Somehow, my life would never be the same. I was immediately taken in by the plig...
09 April 2010
Garden State Woman of the Year
2009 Garden State Award for an Organization with a Woman's Program Leadership Award – Gibbons P.C. The Gibbons Women’s Initiative was founded in 1997 for Gibbons women attorneys to participate with each other, clients, and high-level ...
09 April 2010
Garden State Woman of the Year
2009 Garden State Woman of the Year - Entrepreneur Marguerite McHale – Co-Founder, Consultants 2 Go Nominated By: Sandi Webster Marguerite (Peggy) is the co-founder of Consultants 2 Go®, LLC (C2G), a consulting firm that provides marketing ...
10 April 2010
Garden State Woman of the Year
2009 Garden State Woman of the Year - Sports & Fitness Patricia Laus – Owner & CEO, The Atlantic Club Nominated By: Richard Hope Pat is a long-time advocate of women in business and women business owners. She has created a woman-owned busines...
09 April 2010
Garden State Woman of the Year
2009 Garden State Woman of the Year - Global Impact Aphrodite Tsairis – Co-Founder, Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding Aphrodite Thevos Tsairis is a truly remarkable woman. While many women experience tragedy in their ...
09 April 2010
Garden State Woman of the Year
2009 Garden State Woman of the Year - Woman Owned Business Diane Turton, Owner/Broker – Diane Turton, Realtors Nominated By: Chelsea Turner Diane Turton opened her first Diane Turton, Realtors’ office in 1986. 24 years later, the company ...
09 April 2010
Garden State Woman of the Year
2009 Garden State Woman of the Year - Professional ServicesSally Glick, Principal, Sobel & Company, LLCNominated By: Alan Sobel Sally Glick is one of the most recognized marketing professionals in the CPA profession. She has been named year after...
09 April 2010
Garden State Woman of the Year
2009 Garden State Woman of the Year - Media & Communications Linda Rosanio – CEO, The Star Group Nominated By: Cathy Schwartz Linda Rosanio founded The Star Group in 1985 and it is now a fully integrated marketing communications agency with...
09 April 2010
Garden State Woman of the Year
2009 Garden State Woman of the Year - Healthcare Elizabeth Sheridan – Chief Nurse Executive, South Jersey Healthcare System and Chief Operating Officer, South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center Nominated By: Bruce Boxer In her dual role ...
09 April 2010
Garden State Woman of the Year
2009 Garden State Woman of the Year - Government Michelle Thomas – Business Administrator, City of Newark Nominated By: Maria Vizcarrando Michelle Thomas is the Business Administrator for the City of Newark. Professionally, she navigates effect...
09 April 2010
Garden State Woman of the Year
2009 Garden State Woman of the Year - Environmental Michele Cimicata – Mail Direct Office Solutions Nominated By : Cynthia Steiner Michele Cimicata, is the founder and CEO of Mail Direct Office Solutions. She generously shares her expertise in ...
09 April 2010
Garden State Woman of the Year
2009 Woman of the Year - Education Toba Grossbaum – The Friendship Circle Nominated By: Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum As co-founder and director of the Friendship Circle in Livingston, Toba is changing the way people relate to individuals with disabil...
09 April 2010
Garden State Woman of the Year
Barbara Krajkowski – Founder, Executive Officer & Producing Artistic Director, Women’s Theater Company Nominated By: Elizabeth Kennelly Barbara Krajkowski is a woman who truly inspires many young and mature women to fulfill their pote...
09 April 2010
Experiences
Wendy Tait is the Managing Director and Sommelier at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park. The Park Avenue Club is New Jersey’s top private dining club providing essential support to 11 local charities through the Park Avenue Foundation. See ww...
08 April 2010
Fun
The annual Centenary Stage Company Women Playwrights Series returns to the Hackettstown this month with a non-stop line-up of new plays, discussions, a narrated tour and a writing class, with activities each day from Wed., Apr 21 through Sunday, Apr ...
08 April 2010
Health
To kick off Autism Awareness Month, Governor Christie visited Child's Play Therapeutics in Warren and met with parents, kids and medical professionals. The Governor said, “Unfortunately, New Jersey is the number 1 state in the union with ch...
08 April 2010
Finances
Many Americans have experienced tough times in the last year or so, including the loss of a job. If you’re uncertain how the tax laws apply to those who are unemployed or seeking a new position, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accoun...
03 April 2010
Organizing
Obtaining federal trademark protection can be of great value to a company and its brands. A federal trademark registration affords important benefits and there are risks associated with not obtaining registration. Accordingly, a company should make i...
02 April 2010
Finances
What’s so important about a number? We’re surrounded by irrelevant numbers every day, but your number is different. Your number is important; it’s the amount of money you’ll need to maintain your lifestyle once you’re divorced. When preparing for div...
30 March 2010
Leaders
Angelica Berrie, a Remarkable Woman, Leader and Difference Maker Angelica Berrie is awesome. Petite in stature, she projects a giant intellect. New Jersey resident Angelica Berrie is smart, passionate and compassionate. In her early 50’s she he...
30 March 2010
Fun
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30 March 2010
Garden State Woman of the Year
Diane McCarthy – Senior Vice President, Network Field Operations, Verizon Nominated By: Chris Baron Diane McCarthy embodies the talent, drive and passion that has led her to completely transform the Verizon Network Field operations team to incr...
26 March 2010
Promotions and Awards
The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore will honor five Monmouth and Ocean county women as Women of Distinction on April 13, 2010. The honorees, examples of women making a difference in their communities, are: Virginia S. Bauer, Red Bank; Sandy S. Brough...
25 March 2010
Organizing
In my career I have been involved in several business partnerships. Three were based on a simple hand shake agreement. One of these hand shake partnerships covering ownership of a manufacturing company lasted over 10 years and worked the best. Anothe...
22 March 2010
Fun
Have you heard about the latest study on red wine? Not only is red wine now claimed to be good for your heart, memory and bones, the latest study now claims that drinking one to two glasses of wine per day prevents weight gain. Maybe it’s simply that...
19 March 2010
Fun
A Night in Rio….or was I in Newark? It was hard to tell once you entered the Newark Museum on Washington Street. For a very affordable $10 entrance fee (free for museum members), the event captured all aspects of the Brazilian culture. Traditi...
19 March 2010
Garden State Woman of the Year
2009 Humanitrian Award & “Get’s It” Award Winner Patricia A. Bell – Senior Vice President, Investments, Merrill Lynch Nominated By: Tiana Webb-Evans Pat started out as a stockbroker at the Merrill Lynch Short Hills branch ...
15 March 2010
Promotions and Awards
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13 March 2010
Women Giving Back
Nominations for the 2010 Russ Berrie Award for Making a Difference will be accepted through March 26. New Jerseyans who have made a significant difference in their communities through a heroic effort or a lifetime of service are eligible for cas...
02 March 2010
Health
In January, the Garden State Woman Eduction Foundation sponsored a networking and education event which featured a presentation on "Living Younger Longer" by Lorraine Maita, MD. Lorraine Maita, MD is Board Certified in Internal Medicine ad has more t...
24 February 2010
Health
 From a career point of view networking with quality people is always a good thing, make that an essential thing. Recently the Garden State Woman Education Foundation hosted one of their quarterly networking and learning events at the Park ...
22 February 2010
Organizing
Margot Teleki, a special friend of Garden State Woman, has developed and marketed major brands in many diverse markets. She totally understands marketing and communications and is currently developing her new firm (Copywrite Marketing) to help organi...
19 February 2010
Experiences
How a Book Came To Be Published......When Renee Gatz, a career marketing communications professional in the financial services industry, completed the manuscript of her first book “Wise Words & Witty Expressions” she found herself in ...
18 February 2010
Organizing
I never particularly liked the concept of paying people year-end bonuses. I found over the years that people tend to expect them as part of their basic compensation package. And, in many organizations, the basis of the bonus is often not clearly defi...
15 February 2010
Fun
I recently went along with my husband on a business trip he had to Boston and Stowe, VT. He was visiting hedge funds as possible additions to his 9 year old Eagle Rock Diversified Fund. He also had a morning meeting at the MIT Sloan School so we...
10 February 2010
Organizing
Berkeley College, with four New Jersey locations in Newark, Woodbridge, Paramus and Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), provides an innovative solution for organizations looking to recruit new talented interns or employees.  The college offe...
09 February 2010
Health
Women and heart attacks (Myocardial infarction). Did you know that women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have when experiencing heart attack... you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & ...
09 February 2010
Leaders
Susan Reach Winters, Esq. is one of New Jersey’s top family law attorneys and a shareholder and the Chairperson of the Family and Matrimonial Law Department of the Short Hills law firm, Budd Larner P.C.   A cum laude graduate of Rutge...
08 February 2010
Leaders
Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite, recently appointed President of Centenary College in Hackettstown, N.J., is a perfect fit for her role as leader of the 143-year-old private college.  Having been a member of the faculty and Chief Academic Officer p...
26 January 2010
Promotions and Awards
Gov. Chris Christie has nominated former prosecutor Lori Grifa to take over the Community Affairs Department. The nomination is subject to Senate confirmation. Lori Grifa, a Montclair resident, is a member of Wolff & Samson’s Government and...
24 January 2010
Women Giving Back
Aileen Crowley, A Tower of Strength:          Could you deal with adversity like this? When Megan Crowley was 9 months old, Aileen Crowley and her husband John noticed their daughter didn’t seem to b...
24 January 2010
Guidance
This interview with Joe Caso, head of his own executive search and career counseling firm, is for women either wanting to get back into the work force at a “reasonable” level or wanting to jump start their career again by changing jobs and moving on....
15 January 2010
Promotions and Awards
Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center Nurse Recognized As National Nurse of  The Year Mary Vecchio, RN, MSN, APN-C, OCN, Cancer Outreach Nurse Practitioner for the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center was awarded Nursing Spectrum’s National Nurse o...
15 January 2010
Finances
Fee-Only Model Minimizes Conflicts of Interest How compensation for financial planning services is handled is no small thing. Two of the three ways—fee-based and commission—involve compensation from the products that the financial advisor...
15 January 2010
Promotions and Awards
Congratulations to Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex), the new Democratic Assembly Speaker. She is the first African-American woman to serve as Assembly Speaker and to lead a legislative house in New Jersey. Oliver is also just the second African-American wo...
13 January 2010
Organizing
I have started and headed many organizations from significant non-profits to healthy, fast growing corporations. I have been brought into lead many turnaround situations. The biggest challenge in all of these organizations has been try...
12 January 2010
Guidance
 Networking will significantly and permanently change your life for the better.  It is as much about building a better life as it is about developing your career.  If you are not networking your career development is being stunted...
04 January 2010
Fun
With airline security so crowded, it is easy to misplace, even lose possessions. Some luggage is so common it literally walks into the wrong hands; sometimes it is actually stolen right in front of the TSA inspectors. The TSA job is to protect the ai...
24 December 2009
Health
The Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC) is one of the largest associations of chiropractors in the nation, with 1500 members, statewide. ANJC’s mission is to educate its members on the latest technology and advancements in the profes...
21 December 2009
Health
GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH TO YOURSELF Sure, it’s the season of giving, but what about that most special of gift recipients—you? This season, ConsumerReportsHealth.org is recommending 12 health-enhancing gifts you can feel good about buying ...
14 December 2009
Guidance
There is an invisible barrier that is holding you back. It is the reason why many of us aren’t achieving the goals we set for ourselves. It has been constructed brick-by-brick since we were very young, unintentionally perhaps, by people who pro...
14 December 2009
Women Giving Back
At 37, Ellen Maher, Board Chair of New Jersey Goals Ahead (NJGA) started playing ice hockey and pursuing a life long interest and passion. She is a huge NY Rangers Fan. Ellen plays forward – either right or left wing - on a women’s team, ...
04 December 2009
Health
Recent news that a federal government panel has proposed major changes in screening recommendations for breast cancer has spurred much discussion among those in the cancer community. The U.S Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), in a report publis...
04 December 2009
Health
Black Women’s Health Imperative Calls New Mammogram Guidelinesa Death Sentence for Many Black Women   The Black Women’s Health Imperative (Imperative) finds the recent announcement by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) ...
30 November 2009
Promotions and Awards
Jean Quinn of Parlin, NJ, and Maria Romano of Marlboro, NJ, both vice presidents at The Provident Bank, recently received certificates from the American Bankers Association upon completing the Senior Leadership Institute’s Banking Leadership Pr...
30 November 2009
Promotions and Awards
ADP ®, a leading provider of HR, payroll and benefits administration services, announced today that Rita Mitjans, Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Product Management, has been appointed to the Catalyst Board of Advisors. Founded in ...
23 November 2009
Leaders
I am shocked and appalled at the cataclysmic shift in the guidelines to later age and less frequent mammograms. This is diametrically opposite from the American Cancer Society guidelines, and from what most oncologists and practicing physicians think...
20 November 2009
Health
At first glance, it looks like a cannonball with a handle. In reality, it is a kettlebell (or girya), a strength training, conditioning and cardio tool that was once the mainstay of Russian weightlifters. Now it is a training tool used in select gyms...
13 November 2009
Leaders
Dawn Cooper Barnes: Making a Difference in Liberia Garden State Woman  can envision a “partnership” between exceptional women in New Jersey and exceptional women in Liberia. This editorial is hopefully the first step in that dir...
06 November 2009
Health
Binge drinking, as was always associated with the college youth, is now a growing epidemic among the baby boomers and older generations. A newly released study by Duke University Medical Center researchers has shown that out of tested 11,000 American...
06 November 2009
Organizing
Generally speaking there are only four paths a business owner can take to voluntarily leave his or her business: • Transfer to an insider - such as key employees, partners etc. • Transfer to heirs apparent • Sell the assets to third pa...
03 November 2009
Education
Timothy Jahn and his wife Holly - a dancer and choreographer – opened the Jahn Studio (www.jahnstudios.com) in 2008 in Central New Jersey and it is already a top art teaching studio. That’s the good news. The bad news is th...
03 November 2009
Health
Determined Woman with Disability Receives Her Dream Job with The New York Jets Megan Morhbutter of Florham Park, New Jersey was raised to be an advocate for herself. Morhbutter, a 23 year old recent graduate of Caldwell College was born with Spina Bi...
03 November 2009
Promotions and Awards
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network announced the recipients of its first ever "20 Under 40" program at the 2009 CREW Network Convention & Marketplace conference, which took place September 30th-October 3rd in Boston. The ceremony took pl...
01 November 2009
Finances
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30 October 2009
Experiences
Alicia Lang, age 23, has already learned through her art studies the qualities that all of us need to succeed on whatever path we decide to travel. They are “patience, give yourself time; perseverance, you have to have a certain mindset; dedica...
30 October 2009
Promotions and Awards
Isobel Wayrick, a nature photographer and long-time contributor of travel articles and photos in Garden State Woman Magazine, has one of her photographs featured at the Smithsonian Castle, part of the Smithsonian Institute, on the National Mall in Wa...
30 October 2009
Experiences
Standing before a packed room of 350 supporters that included political heavy weights - Governor Jon Corzine, Lieutenant Governor Nominee Loretta Weinberg, State Democratic Party Chair Joseph Cryan, State Senator Nia Gill, Assembly Majority Leader Bo...
30 October 2009
Leaders
During a career that spanned 32 years, Nina Mitchell Wells, Esq. has been an attorney, educator, public servant and has worked for numerous philanthropic causes. Appointed by Governor Jon S. Corzine, Nina Mitchell Wells was sworn in as Secretary of t...
28 October 2009
Education
My husband helps evaluate high school seniors applying to MIT. He routinely meets awesome young people. Most of whom have strong academic records. Many have other aspects of their backgrounds that make them above average applicants. From his experien...
26 October 2009
Opportunities
Susan P. Ascher, Founder, President and CEO of The Ascher Group, a contract staffing firm headquartered in Roseland, NJ, was a guest on News 12 New Jersey, “It’s Your Money.” The show aired various times throughout the weekend of Oc...
23 October 2009
Fun
Joy to the World is only part of what really happens over Holidays. Holiday times create nostalgia for past friends and families. So if you do not want to be swathed in emotion this Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s, think about taking a tr...
19 October 2009
Funding
New Jersey based Eagle Rock Partners, managers of a 9 year old successful fund of hedge funds, is developing a new and unique way of providing growth capital to deserving companies in the Metropolitan NY/NJ area with a solid business plan, existing r...
16 October 2009
Fun
If anyone saw us walking down the street together, they would probably wonder what we could possibly have in common. We are men and women; children, teens, and adults; tall and short; fit and not so much. However, as we congregate as a group at the c...
12 October 2009
Health
Are you too old to exercise? Absolutely not. No matter what age you are or shape you are in, there is always room to improve. Exercise, especially as we age becomes more and more important. Keeping the muscles strong, bone density up, the heart and l...
09 October 2009
Education
Ever since our son was born, whenever we went anyplace (and I mean any place) we tried to find time to sneak in a campus visit to whatever college or university was near-by. We did this mostly in the U.S. but also a bit in Canada and in Europe. Durin...
09 October 2009
Finances
Given the breach of trust of many so-called investment managers, financial planners, stock brokers, financial advisors, or whatever name they are calling themselves today, it is no wonder why people are so fearful of handing over their life’s s...
09 October 2009
Organizing
Think about creating an Advisory Board for your company.  It can be a low risk, low cost way to get important input in your efforts to grow your business. There are differences between a board of directors and a board of advisors, mainly, an adv...
22 September 2009
Women Giving Back
Rebecca Huntley, one of New Jersey’s own, authored her Memoirs recently. Statistically, my chances of succeeding were slim to none. Suffering through more than five years of sexual abuse as a child; having a father who neglected me; having a ve...
05 October 2009
Finances
Financial Steps From Your 20s to Your 60s Age is more than just a number when it comes to financial planning. Starting early can help give you a leg up on a comfortable retirement. This is particularly important for women because we live longer than ...
05 October 2009
Finances
When our son Jonathan graduated from Georgetown four years ago we spoke with him about putting together his own “Life Team.” This is a concept all of us should consider for ourselves as well as for our kids as they start their working car...
02 October 2009
Health
CHEAP, QUICK BEDSIDE “EYE MOVEMENT” EXAM OUTPERFORMS MRI FOR DIAGNOSING STROKE IN PATIENTS WITH DIZZINESS.   A Small study demonstrates possibilities of reducing unnecessary MRI tests and improving safety In a small “proof of p...
02 October 2009
Health
Different Disease, Different Treatments ---Sixth largest cancer killer A committee of scientists led by Johns Hopkins investigators has published a new guide to the biology, diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer in never-smokers, fortifying measures...
02 October 2009
Guidance
When you present, dress conservatively, and wear a bit of red near your face.  Lipstick or a red scarf or blouse will work. The red draws the eyes of the listener to your face. I would also suggest avoiding sleeveless blouses and open-toed shoes...
02 October 2009
Fun
By Maggie Fox / Wine Buyer, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace (http://www.garyswineclub.com/ ) You’ve got to love Italy’s dedication. As the world around them adopts the most globally popular varietals as their own (Chardonnay, Cabernet...
29 September 2009
Opportunities
Two of the major trends in the US economy are shopping on-line and going green. To learn more about how to take advantage of these two mega-trends, as either an additional income generator or possibly as a new career path, visit www.24hourtour.n...
29 September 2009
Promotions and Awards
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15 April 2009
Women Giving Back
Margaret Kilibwa is looking to raise $100,000 to build a B&B and Conference Center in Kakamega, Kenya as a profitable venture that will support her plans to build a health clinic for women and children in Kakamega, a rural area with great health ...
17 September 2009
Women Giving Back
After 9/11, Christina Young, a resident of Blairstown, NJ, woke up to the fact that life is short and we should follow our dreams and our passions. That’s what triggered her to pursue her interest in learning to fly. Today she owns her own 1954...
14 September 2009
Leaders
The Garden State Woman Education Foundation selected Deborah K. Zastocki, DNP, RN, President and CEO of Chilton Memorial Hospital, as the 2008 leader in the health-care field. Recognizing her dedication to the community, she received the “Gets ...
14 September 2009
Women Giving Back
Celebrating big occasions like a bachelor party or milestone birthday with a debauched expensive weekend of excess at an adult amusement park like Vegas or Atlantic City, seems kind of wrong at the moment. Jessica Goldsmith Barzilay had a better idea...
14 September 2009
Leaders
Aldonna Ambler is known as The Growth Strategist™. The resilient growth of her multiple businesses across 3 recessions has been recognized by over 2 dozen national and statewide “entrepreneur of the year” awards. We named Ambler &ld...
14 September 2009
Promotions and Awards
Alfa Demmellash, CEO of Jersey City based Rising Tide Capital, was honored in June at the White House by President Obama after seeing her recognized as a CNN Hero for her work helping low-income entrepreneurs start or grow their own businesses. Alfa,...
11 September 2009
Guidance
It used to be that people found job security by working for large companies or by working at the same company for their entire career. As long as you did a good job, your job was safe since in the face of economic difficulties, the last people hired ...
11 September 2009
Women Giving Back
The Northwest N.J. Regional Women’s Center was established in 1987 by proclamation of the New Jersey State Legislature. The mission was to provide educational and counseling services to women and their families in Northwest New Jersey, which in...
09 September 2009
Experiences
For Kim Miller, life was good for 33 years. Born in Barbados, her family emigrated to New York when she was 7. She pursued a career in fashion and while working in the industry attended the Fashion Institute of Technology where she earned a degree in...
04 September 2009
Opportunities
Consider studying to become a Certified Financial Planner™ at any of six convenient locations where Fairleigh Dickinson University offers the professional program this fall. The non-credit FDU Financial Planning Program is a five course, 14 mon...
29 September 2009
Leaders
Neale Godfrey is the unique individual who dreams big dreams and makes them real. She is undaunted by rejection and finds another path to her goal. Her list of accomplishments is awesome. Not only is Neale an astute business woman, she is astonishing...
27 August 2009
Women Giving Back
Do you have an intense personal story about how YOU conquered an insurmountable obstacle encountered while traveling on the Road of Life? If you do, then… Let’s Hear Your Story! Tony Lombardo and his wife Vivian are friends of GardenStat...
24 August 2009
Leaders
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP litigation partner Galit Kierkut was recently named CFO of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association Board of Directors. Kierkut was also reappointed as co-chair of the Task Force on Wo...
24 August 2009
Funding
We Are All In the Same Business: Energy Management  To be competitive during a recession, we all need to find affordable ways to infuse positive energy into our work environments just to compensate for the brain drain caused by the negative ener...
24 August 2009
Women Giving Back
The second semester of her freshman year of college, Jenn Beisswanger was thrilled to realize her dream of becoming of Nittany Lion as she transferred to one of Penn State University’s campuses. Unfortunately, after only one week in her new sch...
25 September 2009
Women Giving Back
 Looking at a map of the world, Laos is a sliver of land sandwiched between more well-known neighbors: China to the north, Thailand and Myanmar to the west, Cambodia to the south and Vietnam to the east. As my husband and I planned an ...
21 August 2009
Fun
When we think of gardens, bright and colorful blossoms, sunshine and summer come to mind - not the cold, bleak and snowy months of winter. But what if we designed our gardens to attract birds that would bring color, movement, and sound to our yard th...
21 August 2009
Experiences
Barrettes & Bows How One Woman Made A Business Designing Hair Accessories Since her daughter was old enough to wear barrettes, Joanne Schlesinger struggled to find what I liked in stores and started buying hair accessories for women in stores lik...
20 August 2009
Health
We are pleased to bring you our third annual—and best ever—Health & Wellness Guide, which compiles current thinking on a variety of health issues, including treatment and management of diabetes, cancer, and eating disorders, suggestio...
20 August 2009
Finances
It is with great pride that we bring you our 3rd Annual Financial Resources Guide. The outstanding quality of the guide reflects the value that financial service institutions place on the readers of our magazine. The content, designed to get you thin...
20 August 2009
Our Education Foundation
  In 2009, Manuela Vasquez, a graudate of St. Vincent Academy in Newark, earned scholarship support towards her attendance at Rutgers University. In 2008, The Garden State Woman Education Foundation awarded scholarships to four students from the...
29 September 2009
Our Education Foundation
The Garden State Woman Education Foundation 501(c)(3) Garden State Woman is a network of women helping women.To extend that network, we founded the Garden State Woman Education Foundation (501 © 3) in 2007 to help New Jersey businesswomen and emergin...
19 August 2009
Health
So how can you relieve or totally heal pain and illness without being concerned about the harmful side effects of prescribed medicine? Even death? One of the safest, most effective, non-toxic, non- invasive healing systems ever developed are acupunct...
29 September 2009
Women Giving Back
 “Poor Papa,” my grandmother said to me, followed by a laugh. “He’s always being recognized as Carol’s husband around here.” While it is true he is often known as “Carol’s husband”, it is a s...
19 August 2009
Fun
A Primer for Planning the Perfect Woman's Vacation. The world has changed, women have changed, but the travel industry still operates on the couples’ model. Check out most brochures, especially cruise materials: you will see lovely couples enjo...
19 August 2009
Promotions and Awards
Judith Sullivan, ESQ. was appointed August 2009-August 2010 Vice Chair of the American Bar Association International Law International Anti-Corruption Committee. A New Jersey resident Judith is a partner with the national law firm of Michelman Robins...
19 August 2009
Experiences
I was a “Woman of the ‘80’s”. I could have it all – a well-planned life of a fulfilling and exciting law career, an equal and happy marriage, and children – all in that order. I would execute it all with ease and g...
19 August 2009
Guidance
Selling Can Be Fun. This is both a true statement for those with enough talent to succeed in a sales career and the title of a terrific, concise book written by Marty Rubin, a highly successful executive and owner of his own printing company, Spectra...
25 September 2009
Women Giving Back
If you had asked Mendham resident, Marilyn Monasterio what the next couple of years had in store for her back in 2006, living a year in Guatemala City would not have been on the list. In fact, the idea of moving to Guatemala was so far-fetched that w...
12 August 2009
Experiences
Suzie Guillette transitioned from working as an employee in development in the stable environment of the American Heart Association to becoming a no-stepping- back entrepreneur writing and teaching writing. Here’s how she made the decision to c...
24 July 2009
Leaders
Lynn Evans is a fee-only financial planner with her own firm, Northeastern Financial Consultants, Inc., serving clients in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Many of her clients are married couples or single women approaching their retirement years an...
22 July 2009
Garden State Woman of the Year
Garden State Woman Magazine launched the Garden State Woman of the Year in 2005 to honor and celebrate exceptional New Jersey women who “Get It.” The women selected to receive the prestigious Garden State Woman of the Year awards were nom...
20 July 2009
Women Giving Back
Jennifer at age 18 and a Penn State student was discovered to have a lemon sized brain tumor that within two years took her life. In her memory Susan named formed the Beeze Foundation the Mission of which is to educate parents about the prevalence of...
20 July 2009
Finances

Dr. Linda Stone has expanded her Livingston based cosmetic dentistry business tom include the latest techniques and technologies to help her clients look and smile their best!

20 July 2009
Guidance

Shari Geller dropped out of the work force and a successful law career to raise kids. Years later she discovered a program at Dartmouth University to help executives and professionals successfully resurrect their careers

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