“Behind every successful woman there is an empowering story!”
This is so true. The Women Entrepreneurs’ Network (WEN) business breakfast series is a NJSBDC at Rutgers-Newark program started in 2005 and designed for women entrepreneurs to give them a sacred place and space to hear empowering stories of how other women have succeeded in business and career. Attending these intimate business breakfast meetings, gives women entrepreneurs an opportunity to meet role models in business and make contact with professional career women who are power brokers in their private or public professional sectors, as well as network with other women of like minds with the same aspirations for success through entrepreneurship while making contacts that matter.
Angela Harrington is Assistant VP of Communications and External Relations at Berkeley College. She oversees internal and external communications and community outreach at the college with more than 8,000 students at nine campus locations, including an online college. Schools include, Health Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, and a recently launched School of Graduate Studies. Ms. Harrington is an Emmy-Award winning journalist with experience in higher education, business, foundation and community partnerships, women’s issues, economic development and entrepreneurship. In 2007 she was honored by NJBIZ magazine as one of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business. Ms. Harrington serves on the Executive Board of the Latino Leadership Alliance of NJ.
Taneshia Nash Laird
Taneshia Nash Laird is the founder and CEO of Legacy Business Advisors, an economic development and social enterprises consultancy serving clients throughout the country. She has been professionally engaged in community revitalization work for over 15 years. Her work includes cultivating hundreds of millions of dollars of economic activity in the public and private sectors by helping grow small businesses; executing sports, entertainment and destination marketing; the promotion of affordable and mixed-income housing; and the development of commercial real estate.
Sandi Webster is a principal of Consultants 2 Go, LLC (C2G) – a certified, minority, women-owned, management consulting firm that provides marketing and analytics consultants on an interim basis or as an outsourced project to Fortune 500 companies in the Financial Services, Telecom, Insurance – and now Pharma — industries. The award-winning C2G is on the Inc. 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America list for four of the last five years.
Tangela Stewart is the co-founder of Bobbie’s Babies Child Care & Family Enrichment Center, LLC, a premium child care center in the city of Newark. Tangela has created a successful model and program which serves children from 6 weeks – 5 years old, children with special needs, and diverse family populations. Her company’s mission and vision is to provide working parents in the City of Newark a worry-free child care solution that will support academic readiness, social development and the arts/music through a holistic approach to early child care.
Dr Syleecia Thompson
Syleecia Thompson is a full-time Professor in the School of Business at Berkeley College in New York City. Her consulting practice focuses on creating the most efficient and effective brands, artists and companies that seek to develop vision, grow and increase their income. She has been developing new brands and TV projects for various types of programming and was recently featured on R&B Divas Atlanta on TV One and Fix My Life on OWN TV. In 2014, Syleecia launched an entrepreneur network called “The Visionaries” which serves over 60 entrepreneurs in various industries.