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Creative Ways to Spend the Summer

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Beaming heat in the afternoons and tranquil breezes in the evening. The sun remains, lingering in the sky past 5pm. Summer is finally here, providing us a few months of rest and relaxation after a long school year. Now that we have some extra time on our hands, there are endless ways we can spend it productively while having some fun. Relaxing, spe...

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Women's Health - Who is in Charge?

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As we celebrate our national holiday, Independence Day, many women are confused. We have been taught that we are responsible for our health and hygiene, yet laws are being enacted that are detrimental to women's health. It seems that five people on the Supreme Court have taken responsibility for women's health. Ironically four of them are men....

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The Flag - Why it Matters

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Why are symbols important? They are visible forms of an idea. In business we recognize logos and trademarks. In the Christian religion it is the Cross. These are common examples of symbols. They are easily identified and understood. The Stars and Stripes as a symbol is more complicated. Its meaning as a symbol may vary depending upon...

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Isabel Y. Lin - Zonta 2022 Young Women in Public Affairs Recipient

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The Zonta Club of Morris Town will honor Isabel Y. Lin as the 2022 Young Women in Public Affairs Recipient.  The event will take place at 6:00pm-8:00pm Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Florham Park, New Jersey.  For further details, ticket information, and to RSVP click here:  https://zontamorristown.com/e...

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Tips on the College Decision-Making Process

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The Garden State Woman Education Foundation (GSWEF) was able to speak with Danny Ruderman, America's leading college counselor. We had a few questions and received great advice on the college decision-making process. How do you define a "good college"? Danny defines a "good college" as one in which a student can thrive, not just academically, but p...

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Rosanna Imbriano, the Founder and Executive Director of Sempre Avanti, Inc.

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A source of empowerment for women and Italians, and leading as an entrepreneurial businesswoman, Rosanna Imbriano began her non-profit organization, Sempre Avanti, with the primary goal of supporting the Italian community. Imbriano was born in Italy and used her pride and admiration for her country and culture to build a platform where Italian indi...

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Looking for Opportunities...

John Hall (Jack) Killion 1937 - 2021

Jack Killion, Founder of Street-Smart Entrepreneurs, was passionate about education and life-long learning. Holding a degree in mechanical engineering from Yale University and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management from MIT, for more than twenty years he interviewed candidates applying to MIT, hoping to find an opportunity to...

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A Solid Plan for a Solid Future. The Importance of Young Girls Taking Charge of Their Life.

A Solid Plan for a Solid Future. The Importance of Young Girls Taking Charge of Their Life.

The Garden State Woman Education Foundation (GSWEF) is an organization that pushes and aids young women to take charge of their futures. We see the significance of young girls taking control from an early age. By providing a platform for young girls to learn, plan, and think about their future careers and life goals, GSWEF supports and encourages young woman to be independent and successful achievers. Since 1998, GSWEF has catered to women with services aimed to support women in business, finance, and health. To further help young women thrive in life beyond school, GSWEF provides them with sensible information and advice, hosts career-related events, and provides academic scholarships that will aid them in their journey to success.

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NJAWBO August 2016 Networking Events

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

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Centenary Stage Company’s Family Holiday Spectacular Mary Poppins Continues Its Run At The Lackland Performing Arts Center.

Centenary Stage Company’s Family Holiday Spectacular Mary Poppins Continues Its Run At The Lackland Performing Arts Center.

Centenary Stage Company’s Family Holiday Spectacular Mary Poppins Continues Its Run At The Lackland Performing Arts Center.

Mary Poppins continues its run now through December 11 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. This “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” musical adventure is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, astonishing stagecraft and a live orchestra. Centenary Stage Company’s Family Holiday Musical not only signifies the start of the holiday season for many but celebrates all of Centenary Stage Company’s programming by combining local regional talent, CSC staff, Centenary University Theatre Department faculty and students, Young Performers Workshop students and professional guest artists.

www.centenarystageco.org

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Judy Interviewed

Judy Interviewed

The Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce internet radio station devoted a one-hour segment to interviewing Judy about her work with the GSW Education Foundation. The segment was part of their “The Human Side” series.

You can hear the whole interview which last about one hour (with adverts) by clicking the following button.

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Judy Interviewed

The Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce internet radio station devoted a one-hour segment to interviewing Judy about her work with the GSW Education Foundation. The segment was part of their “The Human Side” series.

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Judy at the 3rd Annual Teen Summit

Judy at the 3rd Annual Teen Summit

Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver Keynotes 3rd Annual Teen Summit

On October 21, Oasis hosted its 3rd Annual Teen Girls Leadership and Success Summit, with over 60 teen girls in attendance. The day began with a college and career fair, with tables from William Paterson University, Berkeley College, Passaic County Community College, and Sisters in the Brotherhood. Students also participated in zumba and taekwondo throughout the day.  Joanna Gagis, Oasis Board Member and host of NJTV's "Life and Living with Joanna Gagis," moderated the event.

Assembly Speaker Emeritus and Lieutenant Governor candidate Sheila Oliver kicked-off the conversation, encouraging teens to surround themselves with the right people in order to make good decisions for the future, saying "Don't let anyone interfere with your vision of success for yourself."  Other speakers contributed on three panels throughout the day - Women in Politics, Women in Military and Law Enforcement, and Culture and Careers. Check out their Twitter feed to read words of advice from the speakers, and their Facebook page to see more photos from the event.

We wre happy to participated, sponsored, and help organized this event,

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Worthy Focus for 2018

Worthy Focus for 2018

Of the many items that come across my desk, this article got my attention. Published by "The Conversation" and sent out as a e-mail for sharing, the article looks at how well prepared our high school students are for their careers  To quote their e-mail:

In 2018, we've resolved to dispel the myth of the career-ready high school graduate. In a new piece at The Conversation, we argue that the American education system must evolve to meet the economic demands of the 21st century and lift up the forgotten half of young people who are failing to successfully launch their careers. The reality is that there is not enough room left in the high school curriculum, which is dominated by college prep coursework, to successfully prepare students for careers. It is past time to stop pretending otherwise. 

Take a moment to read the full article and share with your friends.

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5th Annual Business Education & Career Summit for High School Girls

5th Annual Business Education & Career Summit for High School Girls

Save the Date - Saturday February 24th at 8.30am

We have finished the planning for the 5th Annual Business Education & Career Summit for High School Girls a joint event between our foundation and the Rutgers Business School.

Pre-register Now

 

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My Book of the Month

My Book of the Month

When Michelle Dickinson-Moravek started writing her book Breaking Into My Life, she assumed that Part 3 would be about coming to terms with growing up as the daughter of a bipolar mother. After years of playing the role of child caregiver, writing her memoir launched Michelle on a journey of self-discovery that would prove surprisingly healing. Coming to terms, she realized, was no longer enough. She had to break into her own life, a quest that literally played out as she was writing the final pages.

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Sarah Krom Becomes President of New Jersey Society of CPAs for 2018/19; Youngest to Hold Office

Sarah Krom Becomes President of New Jersey Society of CPAs for 2018/19; Youngest to Hold Office

ROSELAND, N.J. — Sarah Krom, CPA, managing partner, SKC and Co., CPAs, LLC of Boonton Township, New Jersey, has become the president of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) for the 2018/19 term. She is the youngest to hold the office at age 35 and is the third female president.

Krom joined the NJCPA in 2003. She is also a member of the Strategic Planning Committee and previously chaired the Young CPAs Council, which is now called the Emerging Leaders Council.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Awards $30,000 Grant to Provide Scholarships That Will Enhance Learning Opportunities for BSN Students

Bristol-Myers Squibb Awards $30,000 Grant to Provide Scholarships That Will Enhance Learning Opportunities for BSN Students

Thomas Edison State University just released the following Press Release:

TRENTON, N.J. – Thomas Edison State University has received a $30,000 grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb in support of the institution’s Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program (Accelerated BSN).

This grant provides financial support to help cover tuition costs for up to 15 nursing students enrolled in the 2017-2018 Accelerated BSN cohort. Students in this program already possess another baccalaureate degree and thus face unique financial struggles. Their eligibility for Pell grants and other financial aid is limited, as 95 percent of them already carry loans from their previous baccalaureate degree programs. Additionally, students in the Accelerated BSN are strongly discouraged from working while enrolled due to the program’s rigorous nature.

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Sur-thriving” After September 11th - How One Widow is Framing Tragedy in a New Light

Sur-thriving” After September 11th - How One Widow is Framing Tragedy in a New Light

Entrepreneur, mother, and 9/11 widow Lisa Luckett was one of thousands whose life was forever-altered that fateful day. With the clarity that only comes with time and distance, Luckett discovered the resiliency and beauty of the human spirit and vowed to not allow her husband’s death to be in vain by making something positive rise from the ashes of this tragic nightmare.

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Colorful Vines and Groundcovers for the Fall Garden

Colorful Vines and Groundcovers for the Fall Garden

Create a colorful and fragrant fall finale in your garden with groundcovers and vines. Blanket the earth with hardy groundcovers that add seasonal interest. Then direct your eye skyward with vines climbing on trellises, fences and arbors.

Add a cloud of fragrant beauty with the white flowers of sweet autumn clematis. This vigorous vine quickly covers arbors and trellises, providing a colorful screen, vertical accent or backdrop for other plants. Double the impact and increase bloom time by combining it with a hardy rose or the annual hyacinth bean vine.

Enjoy the colorful fruit of the native American bittersweet on the vine or in fall decorations. A relatively new introduction Autumn Revolution™ is self-fertile. That means only one plant is needed to produce fruit. No more planting at least two, a male and female, plant to enjoy the colorful fruit display.

The fanciful leaves of hostas provide texture and beauty at ground level. Enjoy their lovely yellow fall foliage that echoes the yellow fall color of ginkgoes, witchhazel, birches, and many other trees and shrubs.

The subtle reddening of barrenwort’s (Epimedium) heart shaped leaves add a delicate beauty to any shady spot. Watch the bold leaves of Bergenia transform from green to red. The large leaves persist through winter and combine nicely with early spring bulbs like the squirrel resistant Crocus tommasinianus.

Add a splash of reddish purple to the fall landscape with perennial geranium. The lobed colorful leaves persist through mild winters, adding color to the winter and early spring garden.

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