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Top 10 Reasons to Come to Women Entrepreneurship Week at Montclair State

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Top 10 Reasons to Come to Women Entrepreneurship Week events at Montclair State on Oct. 18 and Oct. 19. Everything is in the University Hall Conference Center. Men are welcome, and encouraged, to attend.

10. A speaker on 10/18 is Adenah Bayoh who escaped civil war in Liberia to immigrate to the U.S., went to public high school in Newark, opened her first IHOP in Irvington at 27 and another IHOP in Paterson, and then expanded from there. Named to Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 list, Adenah still is true to her roots, basing all her business ventures in inner cities. You will be inspired by what this woman has to say.

9. The 10/18 power/leadership panel also features the head of the largest food bank in the country, the wife of a former governor who is a PR guru, and execs from American Express and Wyndham.

8. Laura Overdeck is a math whiz (she has a BA in astrophysics from Princeton). When she had children, Laura decided she wanted to tuck them into bed with something math-related instead of just a story. So she created Bedtime Math Foundation, a nonprofit where Laura writes daily math challenges that are shared for free with parents, as a way to increase children’s access to kid-appealing math. Laura is amazing, and you will want to hear her at 9:30 a.m. 10/19.

7. The state of New Jersey has officially proclaimed Oct. 15-22 as Women Entrepreneurship Week. This is, like, a real thing!

6. Could ballroom dancing make you a better leader and manager? Mimi Feliciano will tell you how dancing has impacted her life and career at 9 a.m. 10/19.

5. On 10/19, we’re going to play a video of clips from all over the world where WEW is being celebrated, including on every continent except Antarctica, in six states, and at 15 New Jersey universities. We guarantee you will love the clips sent from Vietnam and Spain!

4. Want an example of women bucking stereotypes? Look no further than Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who will share how she shattered the glass ceiling in a sheriff’s office and beyond. She speaks at noon 10/19.

3. Have you wanted to quit your job? Jen Slaw did just that, and became a full-time juggler. Jen tells her tale—and juggles at the same time—at 12:30 p.m. 10/19.

2. Jen Slaw is going to teach you, and everyone else in the audience, to juggle as part of her talk.

1. Free food! Pizza at 6 p.m. Oct. 18. Continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and boxed lunch at noon on Oct. 19.

More info and to register:

Oct. 18, 6-8:30 p.m.
“Power Play: What Makes Women Great Leaders”
University Hall Conference Center

Oct. 19, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
“Women Entrepreneurship Week Conference”
University Hall Conference Center