GSW Education Foundation (GSWEF) and Oasis Host Teen Girls Leadership/Success Summit

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 Paterson.  The all-day event was held on Saturday, September 10…
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100+ Girls Attend STEM Summit at NJIT Featured

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 Director, Center for Pre-College Programs at NJIT and Judy Chapman, Founder of Garden…
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Uncertain to Unstoppable: Shaping Girl Leaders of the Future Featured

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.  She had New York.  From her nervous habits, she…
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Strengthen Our Sisters: the Remarkable Work of Sandra Ramos

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 back and the other at her desk by…
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Paterson Teenage Girls Flock To Oasis Featured

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 State Woman Education Foundation and co-sponsor of the…
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