Business and Professional
Women of New Jersey (BPWNJ) will hold
its Winter Meeting on Saturday, February
8, 2014 at Monmouth University's Magill Commons, in the Club Dining Room. Monmouth University is located in West Long
Branch, NJ. Networking and
breakfast begins at 8:00 AM and is followed by a business meeting and program
beginning at 9:00AM and ending at 12:00PM.
Members of the public are welcome to attend. Advanced reservations and payment are
A local group of this state
wide organization is available in the Lincroft area. Contact Gwen at 732-431-4245
for more information.
The keynote speaker
at the meeting will be Gina Dinkey, a member of BPW of Southern Ocean County.
Gina recently moved to Barnegat and works for Hewlett Packard as a Global
Support Product Manager. Her responsibilities include Release Cycle Planning, Technical
Enablement, Product Communication, and Support Optimization, while driving
supportability, quality and usability of products.
Gina will be speaking
on how Hewlett Packard is working to infuse and promote women into the
workforce fields of technology, science and math. Her skills have taken her to
assist in an acquisition in Frimley, England and throughout the United States
to mentor team members and attend various leadership meetings. Her Ambassador role includes educating females
to have determination, to stand up for themselves and not to be afraid in the
work place. Helping to create diversity; adapting to different mindsets and
policies; sponsoring key development programs
to prepare diverse top talent for career advancement and professional growth;
having an Executive Presence; branding yourself—these are a few of the topics
that Gina will be addressing.
Chartered in 1919, BPWNJ is
a statewide organization presiding over multi-regional local organizations. The
ultimate goal for BPWNJ is equality for all women in areas of pay, opportunity,
growth, health and well-being. The
mission of the organization is to provide a supportive environment for women
working towards personal and professional fulfillment, by advocating women's
economic, educational and health issue.
The vision is to be the leading advocate for New Jersey women.
Membership is open to all individuals who support the vision and mission of
BPWNJ also offers networking
opportunities at the state and local levels.
Local organizations are available in East Bergen, Lincroft, Middlebrook
and New Brunswick, Southern Ocean County, Suburban Essex, Summit and Tri Town
(which covers Belleville, Bloomfield and Nutley).
Each year the BPWNJ
Foundation awards Career Development Scholarships to women continuing their
education or to purchase a piece of equipment for a small business. Applications will be available for
downloading in February 2014 and the awards will be presented in May. Visit www.bpwnj.com to
learn more about the organization, its scholarship program and to join.
To attend the February 8, 2014 Winter Breakfast Meeting
mail a check for $25.00 made out to BPWNJ and sent it by February 1, 2014
to: BPWNJ Treasurer, 267 Serpent Lane,
Manahawkin, NJ 08050. Reservations must
be made in advance and are required. For
questions contact Penny at 609-978-8638.