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Women Helping Women

The Summit is a collaborative and community-based event. Attendees comprise a mix of local business owners, community members, TCNJ students, faculty, staff, and more. We look forward to fostering new relationships and connecting our ever evolving network of women leaders.

Questions? Contact Communications Specialist, Nicole Beagin, or 609-771-2567.

Read BIo Laura Huang Laura Huang is the MBA Class of 1954 Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Laura’s research examines interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace. She is the creator of #FindYourEdge, an initiative dedicated to addressing inequality and disadvantage through personal empowerment. Her award-winning research has been featured in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Nature, and she was named one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants. Keynote Speaker

These dynamic leaders have a lot to share with you.

There are several speakers and offerings as part of this year’s virtual Summit. 2020 speakers will be announced below as they’re confirmed.


Contact Communications Specialist, Nicole Beagin, or 609-771-2567.

When is the Conference?

The 10th annual Women’s Leadership Summit will be held November 11, 2020.

How long is the Conference?

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (exact times subject to change)

Where is the Conference?

The conference will take virtually on Zoom.

How much is a ticket and what does it include?

For reference, tickets are priced at $50 each. In order to give back to students, all proceeds from this year's ticket sales will go to an Economic Assistance Fund to help support students who have been impacted by COVID-19. Based on the amount of ticket sales and proceeds available, funding for multiple students may be available.

There will be no ticket cost for TCNJ students, faculty, and staff. Please email Nicole Beagin, for more information.
Your ticket includes:
– Keynote session
– Workshop and breakout sessions

What is your refund policy?

We do not offer refunds on ticket purchases at this time.

Who is speaking at the Summit?

The 2020 speakers page is updated as speakers are confirmed.

How can I register?

How do I become a sponsor?

Contact Nicole Beagin,, 609-771-2567.

Comments or Suggestions?

Read about previous Women’s Leadership Summits at The College of New Jersey here: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

With an expert keynote and interactive workshops, attendees will leave with a new toolkit to reevaluate their own professional and personal goals.

9:15 am

Opening Remarks

Kathryn A. Foster, President, The College of New Jersey
Kathryn Jervis, Dean, School of Business, The College of New Jersey

9:30 am


Laura Huang, Harvard Business School Professor, Author of EDGE: Turning Adversity into Advantage

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10:40 am

  • “How to cultivate and foster diversity and cultural responsiveness in your workplace,” Alberto Carbonilla, Professor of Cross-cultural Management, TCNJ View Video
  • “How to cultivate and foster diversity and cultural responsiveness in your personal life,” Marvin A. Carter, Ed.S, Director of Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion, TCNJ View Video

11:10 am

Workshop Breakout Discussions
  • Personal discussion facilitators: Chanelle Lester, JD, MBA Director, The College of New Jersey School of Business and Tammy Tibbetts ‘07 Co-Founder & CEO, She’s the First, TCNJ Trustee
  • Workplace discussion facilitators: Ivonne Cruz, Executive Director, Student Success & Retention and Tamara Ibezim ’12, Vice President in the Global Risk Management Organization, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

1:00 pm

Student Session

“Networking and Navigating Through Covid and Technology” View Video

This session is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.

*Schedule subject to change. Please check back for updates
*Student session to be announced

Learn More Dress for Success The Women’s Leadership Summit is proud to partner with Dress for Success Central NJ for the 2020 event. Central NJ

Slide Presenting Sponsor: Student Session Sponsor: Additional Sponsorship Provided By: The School of Business
NJ Small Business Development Center
Associate Sponsor: Adamov & Associates, Inc.
Friedman LLP

Location Education Building, Room 212
The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718
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