2015 Events

Snapshot of Montclair State's 2015 Events

Mon. Oct. 19, 2015, 6-8:30 p.m.

"In Style: Women Entrepreneurs in the Fashion and Beauty Industries"
Montclair State conference center, 7th floor of University Hall

Bobbi Brown, founder and chief creative officer at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, will keynote this event. Brown and a panel of women entrepreneurs will talk about their journeys from startup to success in the fashion and beauty industries. Panelists are: Samantha Myer, celebrity fashion stylist and designer (clients have included Alicia Keys and Lindsay Lohan); Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founder and CEO of GLAMSQUAD; and Sara Wolf, co-founder and CEO of HydroChic. Moderator is Allison Dorst, founder and CEO, Pinks & Greens. The event will also cover the latest trends in beauty and fashion, and how entrepreneurial companies are capitalizing on these opportunities.


Wed. Oct. 21, 2015, 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m
"The WEW Conference"
Montclair State conference center, 7th floor of University Hall

A day packed with content for women entrepreneurs, wherever they are on the spectrum of starting or growing a business, the conference is also useful for C-suite executive women who want to hear the latest on such topics as power, marketing, leadership, design, financial success. The keynote speaker is former Wall Street executive Sallie Krawcheck, now chair of Ellevate Network, plus lunchtime speaker Lt. Gov. Guadagno. Other confirmed speakers include: Michele Brown, Leecia Eve, Linda Bowden, Candy Straight, Janine Iannarelli, Neale Godfrey, Sally Glick, Kim Wales and more. Don't miss this exciting conference, which is the signature event of Women Entrepreneurship Week.


Thurs. Oct. 22, 2015, 6-8:30 p.m.
"The Future of Health Care"
Montclair State conference center, 7th floor of University Hall

Edie Weiner, a renowned futurist, will keynote this event and moderate a panel of women leaders in the health care space. The panelists will look far into the future to predict what might be happening in exciting tech-related areas. What is the future of robot caretakers in Japan and beyond? Julie Bauer, president of Panasonic Consumer Corp. of North America, will give us the scoop and talk about how the company – a world leader in robotics – is developing medical robots to help with patient care. Looking ahead with regard to genomics, the average person will throw off 1.2 or 1.3 terabytes of data – how is any human going to be able to process all of that data and make it useful to clinicians at the point of care? Louisa Roberts, associate partner at IBM Watson Life Sciences, will discuss how Watson – the computer that beat geniuses on Jeopardy! – will be able to democratize health care and help prevent disease before it materializes. How might sensory stimulation, including taste and smell, be impacted by health care in the future? Tina Garyantes, an expert in sensory science and VP of Innovation at Chromocell, will fill us in. Join us as we travel forward in time – to 2020 and beyond - to have a peek at the future of health care.