Registration Open for Second Event of

2012 Women's Entrepreneurship Series


TRENTON, N.J. – In celebration of National Small Business Week, the New Jersey Division on Women will host on May 21, 2012, the second of a three-part business entrepreneurship series that was created specifically to encourage more entrepreneurial activity among women in the Garden State. The day-long event will focus on small business development and will be held at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village in Princeton, NJ. Registration is now open for people interested in attending the event.

"Recent studies have shown that women-owned businesses are among the leaders in job creation and revenue growth in the nation. They are helping the country's economy recover by contributing in such important sectors as construction, transportation, finance, healthcare, and social assistance," said New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Acting Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III. "We're proud to host the Women's Entrepreneurship Series because it is events such as these that give women the support and resources to become powerful role models for people in the community."

Attendees will hear from a host of experts who will provide information on start-up money, venture capital, marketing and building diversified markets. Keynoters will include Tracye McDaniel, President and CEO of Choose New Jersey, a non-profit organization created to encourage and nurture economic growth throughout the state, and Teri Coaxum, a U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Advocate for the region that includes New Jersey.  

Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with presenters in small working group sessions, network with successful business leaders, and visit an exhibit area featuring organizations and groups committed to small business development.

The 2012 NJ Women's Entrepreneurship (WE) Series is a no charge event funded by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). It is structured into the Aspiring Entrepreneurs (AE) and Established Entrepreneurs (EE) business tracks. The AE Track is for women who would like to become entrepreneurs and start their own business. The EE Track is for established women entrepreneurs who want to advance to the next level.

The WE Series' first session was held on February 23rd in Princeton during National Entrepreneurship Week and drew a sold-out crowd of 200 women from around the state.

Like the first event, preregistration is required because onsite registration will not be available. People interested in attending the second session on May 21st are encouraged to register early as space is limited. Online registration is now open at

The third and final session will be held on October 19th in recognition of National Business Women's Week.

For general inquiries about the 2012 New Jersey Women's Entrepreneurship Series, visit or contact the New Jersey Division on Women via email at or by phone at (609) 292-6383.