“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.
Topic: Empowering Language
As women, the language we use to describe ourselves and our businesses – and the way we convey it – can either empower or hinder us. The choice is ours. Come hear a successful, empowered business owner share with you her perspective on words to eliminate from your vocabulary, strong replacements, and key points to frame your powerful message.
Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, AU, ChFC
President and CEO
Personal Development Solutions, LLC
PDS Institute, LLC
Rita provides consultative services to businesses and individuals in the areas of leadership development, team building, emotional intelligence, diversity, and insurance technical education. She is a keynote speaker and conference presenter.
Using a client-centered approach, Rita provides workshops custom tailored to her clients’ needs. Her mission is to share proven strategies to better leverage individuals’ talents and skills to reach their full potential. Her workshop curriculum includes:
- Building High Performing Teams
- Leadership in Non-Profit Organizations
- Finance for Non-Financial Managers
- Emotional Intelligence: Leveraging Self-Awareness for Maximum Impact
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator –What’s Your Style?
Rita’s corporate experience includes a 25-year robust career for a national insurance company where she transformed operating divisions, mentored individuals, and achieved strong results. Her corporate experience includes a director of underwriting operations for PA, NJ, NY and the New England states, Public Affairs Coordinator, and Director of Learning and Development.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Bryant University and her MBA in Finance, with honors, from Walden University where she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Management with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change. Rita is an adjunct faculty for a number of colleges, including William Paterson University and NJIT. Rita is an award-winning instructor for the American Institute for CPCU/Insurance Institute of America. She is a graduate fellow of Leadership New Jersey.
Rita has been recognized as a 2015 Alumni Achievement Awardee of Bryant University, by New Jersey Monthly as a 2013 Finalist – NJ Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners, by NJBIZ as one of New Jersey’s 2011 Best 50 Women in Business and by the U.S. SBA as the 2011 Region II Minority Small Business Champion of the Year. She is a contributing author to the 2012 book – Big Bold Business Advice.
Rita is actively involved in her community, serving on numerous boards of directors for regional and national not-for-profit organizations. She is immediate past State Vice President of Diversity for the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners. Rita is a past president of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Bergen/Passaic Chapter.
An avid golfer, Rita enjoys traveling and spending time with her extended family.