Judy Chapman

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

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

Capacity Crowd Attended the 5th Annual Business Education and Career Summit

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 invited successful women in business to share their professional and personal experiences.

Keti Mehta, PCC – Chief Strategy Officer & Senior Vice President of co-sponsor Hub International Group Northeast,Inc – spoke on the topic: The Art of the Pivot.

Christine A. Cox, LUTCF – Vice President of co-sponsor International Planning Alliance, LLC. – spoke on the topic: The Entrepreneurial Female: Networking Your Way From Pre K To Today.

Judy Chapman, Founder of GSWEF, welcomed the group and introduced Emily Killion, Senior Account Supervisor, Edelman, NYC who served as Facilitator for two separate panels comprised of women in business. Carla Carter of Cornell Insurance Services; Stela Lupushor, co-founder of Frame.Work, Inc and Bims Daniells of United Health Group all shared professional and personal career experiences.

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. 

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