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The 2014 NJ Women on Wednesdays (WOW) Symposia was an empowering forum hosted by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families' (DCF) Division on Women (DOW). DCF was pleased to offer this exclusive learning and networking opportunity at no cost to participants.

WOW Symposia Program 

The NJ WOW Symposia was comprised of three separate events:

October 1, 2014 - Chronic Health Impacts of Violence Against Women
October 8, 2014 - Women's Leadership and Advocacy
October 22, 2014 - Women Business Leaders


October 1, 2014 - Chronic Health Impacts of Violence Against Women



In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the October 1st NJ WOW Symposium presented innovative research, initiatives and resources addressing the chronic health impacts of domestic and sexual violence against women.

Speakers 
Kim Guadagno, Lieutenant Governor, State of New Jersey
Allison Blake, PhD, LSW, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Featured Speaker: Leslie Morgan Steiner, Domestic Violence Survivor / Author
Moderator: Jennifer Braunschweiger, Deputy Editor, More magazine
Panelist: Elaine Hewins, Domestic Violence Education and Awareness Program Coordinator, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Panelist: Laura Luciano, Assistant Director, Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance, Rutgers University
Panelist: Kristin Shubert, Director, Vulnerable Populations, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Resources
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October 8, 2014 - Women's Leadership and Advocacy



The October 8th NJ WOW Symposium presented information and resources on statewide and national women's leadership and advocacy initiatives with a commitment to create, promote and expand opportunities for women throughout New Jersey.

Speakers 
Allison Blake, PhD, LSW, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Featured Speaker: Shifra Bronznick, Founder/Founding President, Bronznick & Co., LLC / Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community
Moderator: Kerry Margaret Butch, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of New Jersey
Panelist: Diane Scarangella, MA, GPC, Co-President, Displaced Homemakers Network of New Jersey
Panelist: Jane Shivas, Executive Director, New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women (NJCBW)
Panelist: Patricia Teffenhart, Executive Director, New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA)

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October 22, 2014 - Women Business Leaders



In recognition of National Business Women's Week, the October 22nd NJ WOW Symposium will offer an interactive forum for women business leaders of not-for-profit organizations, small and mid-sized businesses, and large corporations.

Speakers 
Allison Blake, PhD, LSW, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Featured Speaker: Amy E. Herman, JD, MA, The Art of Perception
Moderator: Michele Brown, Chief Executive Officer, NJ Economic Development Authority
Panelist: Melissa Ben-Ishay, Founder and President, Baked by Melissa
Panelist: Linda M. Czipo, Executive Director, Center for Non-Profits
Panelist: Jill Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership

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