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Important Parking info for Women Entrepreneurship Week events

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We are thrilled that so many people are registering for our free events at Montclair State for Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW). Our events on Oct. 19, 21 and 22 are going to be fantastic, and we want as many people to attend as possible.

Because we are expecting the largest crowds we’ve ever had at our events, we had to make some special parking arrangements at the university. Some things to know:

If you wish to park in the Red Hawk Deck (public parking) at Montclair State for our Oct. 19, 21 and 22 events, you will need a special parking email that we are sending to everyone who has registered for an event. You will need to show the email, with the special WEW image, to enter the Red Hawk Deck, which will be closed except for attendees coming to our event. Please note you must pay to park in the Red Hawk Deck. The fees are:
0-30 minutes: FREE
31-60 minutes: $2.25
1-2 hours: $3.50
2-4 hours: $5.75
4-6 hours: $8.00
6-8 hours: $9.25
8+ hours: $11.50

The email with the special WEW image will be sent the day before the event (the email for the Oct. 19 was sent at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 16 due to the weekend), and again a few hours before the event for people who recently registered.

To get to the event at the University Hall 7th floor conference center from the Red Hawk Deck, follow the signs and/or these directions:

Another option is to park at the NJ Transit lot/deck at 100 Clove Road, Little Falls (Montclair State University train station), pay $3 and take a shuttle to University Hall:

You can also consider taking public transportation to campus. The NJ Transit train station closest to University Hall is the Montclair Heights station. From that station, make your way to the Red Hawk Deck and follow the link above for directions to University Hall. More info about public transportation options:

If you use GPS to reach campus, please enter the address as 30 East Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ, which will bring you to the university’s main entrance.

We look forward to seeing you at what will be a fantastic event!

Here are the links where you can register for each event:

Mon. Oct. 19, 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 (Alicia Keys and Lindsay Lohan have been clients); Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founder and CEO of GLAMSQUAD; and Sara Wolf, co-founder and CEO of HydroChic. The moderator is Allison Dorst, founder/CEO of Pinks & Greens. The event will also cover the latest trends in beauty and fashion, and how entrepreneurial companies are capitalizing on these opportunities. For more information and to register for this FREE event:
Wed. Oct. 21, 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 executives. Panels include: “Is Power a Dirty Word?” “Grow Your Business” “Breaking Stereotypes” “Marketing 101 on a Shoestring Budget” and more! The keynote speaker is former Wall Street executive Sallie Krawcheck, now chair of Ellevate Network, with Lt. Gov. Guadagno as the lunchtime speaker. Some of the other confirmed speakers include: Michele Brown, Leecia Eve, Linda Bowden, Candy Straight, Janine Iannarelli, Neale Godfrey, Marjorie Perry, Sally Glick, Kim Wales and many more. Don’t miss this exciting conference, which is the signature event of Women Entrepreneurship Week. For more information and to register for this FREE event:
Thurs. Oct. 22, 6-8:30 p.m.
“The Future of Health Care”     
Montclair State conference center, 7th floor of University Hall
Join us as we travel forward in time – to 2020 and beyond – to have a peek at the future of health care. 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. For more information and to register for this FREE event: