DCA Announces Sessions for

2011 NJ Governor's Conference for Women 

15 Sessions Address Leadership, Career, Personal Finance and Healthy Living Topics


TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lori Grifa today announced the session lineup for the 2011 NJ Governor's Conference for Women. Attendees can choose from 15 different educational sessions in such areas as career advancement, personal finance, healthy living, business startups and leadership. Sessions reflect five different "tracks": Community, Living, Business and Economy, Health, and Politics. The conference is slated for Tuesday, May 3, at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

"The goal of this conference has always been to inspire women to reach their full potential and pursue their true passion in life. This year's sessions – and the speakers and moderators who are presenting them – ably speak to that goal," Commissioner Grifa said.  "Instead of dwelling on the controversies that often dominate and consume the news and our everyday lives, the conference sessions will focus on the positive steps, encouragement and support needed to move ourselves forward."

The theme of the 2011 NJ Governor's Conference for Women is "Read All About It." The session topics and keynote speakers were selected to guide and inspire conference participants from a diverse array of occupations, races, ethnicities, religious preferences, and income levels. Sessions are detailed corresponding to their tracks below:

Track 1 – Community

 (9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.) – Glass-Ceiling Breakers: Women in the New Millennium – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Joins Former New Jersey Governor Christie Todd Whitman and Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman

 (11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.) –  From Bonnets to Hard Hats

 (2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.) –  Be a Leader Not a Follower

Track 2 – Living

 (9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.) –  Looking for Creative Solutions

 (11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.) –  Finding Resilience, Featuring Trisha Meili "The Central Park Jogger"

 (2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.) –  Woman to Woman to Woman – The Power of Networking

Track 3 – Business and Economy

 (9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.) – Release the Entrepreneur Within

 (11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.) – "Debt" is More Than a Four-Letter Word

 (2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.) – Retirement Can Work for You!, Featuring Rewiring® Expert Jeri Sedlar

Track 4 - Health

(9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.) – Making Better Choices: For Your Health, Nutrition and Well-Being

(11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.) – If You Want Time, You Have to Make It

(2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.) – Laugh and the World Laughs with You. De-stress Yourself!

Track 5 - Politics

(9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.) - She Who Can, Does

(11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.) - Town Hall Meeting with Your Legislators

(2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.) - Town Hall Meeting with Your Legislators

The conference will include a networking reception on Monday, May 2 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Crown Ballroom of the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel. Also, attendees will be able to visit the day-long health fair for giveaways and free health services such as blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, exercise demonstrations, nutritional guidance and skin care assessments. For detailed information on sessions, log on to http://www.nj.gov/dca/hmfa/home/womensconference/sessions.html.

The Governor's Conference for Women is hosted by the DCA's Division on Women and the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, a DCA affiliate. The conference is self-sustaining, funded entirely through sponsorship opportunities and registration fees. 

Registration is now open for the 2011 NJ Governor's Conference for Women. For more information or to register, log on to www.njwomensconference.com