About Us

Women Entrepreneurship Week is organized by the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University. Opened in 2013, the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship has a special mission to support and nurture women entrepreneurs. The majority of students participating in the Center's annual pitch contest were women, and 80 percent of its advisory board members are women. To learn more about the Center and its programs, visit www.montclair.edu/entrepreneur

The Feliciano Center includes:

Dennis Bone, director
Sharon Waters, program manager
Lori Rowbotham, program assistant
Melissa Tobie, graduate assistant

Advisory Board
Daryl Bryant, co-founder and CEO, Startup Valley
Mimi Feliciano, founder and CEO, FEM Real Estate
Sally Glick, principal and chief growth strategist, Sobel & Co.
Liz Hogan, financial services executive
Marjorie Perry, president and CEO, MZM Construction & Management Company, Inc.
Ilene Wachs, president, Horizon Casualty Services, Inc.

Women Entrepreneurship Week 2016 is supported by three committees:

Host Committee
*Michele Ansbacher, retired, Prudential Financial
Rachel Braun Scherl, co-founder and principal, SPARK Solutions for Growth
Karolina Dehnhard, counsel, Budd Larner
*Tracy Doyle, president and CEO, Phoenix Marketing Solutions
* Angela Fiordilino, executive VP and COO, Phoenix Marketing Solutions
Cornelia Huellstrunk, executive director of Keller Center, Princeton University
Kimberly Hollister, vice dean, School of Business, Montclair State
* Brittni Landers, marketing coordinator, Packom Sweets
* Ellyn A. McColgan, board member, NASDAQ OMX
Diane D. Reynolds, of counsel, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter
Susan Scherreik, director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Seton Hall University
Judith Sheft, associate VP Technology Development, NJIT
Michele Siekerka, president, New Jersey Business & Industry Association
Marlene Waldock, president, Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Corp.
Linda Wellbrock, CEO and founder, Leading Women Entrepreneurs
* denotes Montclair State alumna

Student Publicity Committee
Ebony Caldwell
Eunice Choe
Christiana Himiob
Hope Hood
Kristen Martinelli
Lauren Szewczyk
Sacha Vincent
Ashley Zahabian

International Host Committee
Shalini Garg, professor in University School of Management Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India
Rebecca Judis, global curriculum coordinator, WorldStrides | Capstone Programs
Marianthi Nika, COO and co-founder, Effect, Greece
Natenapha Wailerdsak, Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
Vasanthi M. Peter, course leader for master of professional accounting, Holmesglen Institute, Australia