FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bergen County Professional Women’s Network Presents
A Critical Component of the Economic Future - Spotlight on New Jersey
Featured Guest Speaker:
NJ Congressional Candidate, Josh Gottheimer
Friday, August 5, 2016 – 12noon – Allendale, NJ
Ridgewood, NJ (August 2, 2016) New Jersey’s 230,000 plus women-owned businesses, the 260,000 plus jobs they have created, and the roughly $45 billion they contribute to New Jersey’s economy are a vital, and growing, engine driving growth in the state.
According to a recent study by American Express that ranked the “economic clout” of women-owned businesses in each state, New Jersey ranked 41st.
Bergen County Professional Women’s Network (BCPWN) will host a luncheon presentation this week featuring an interview style chat with speaker and advocate Josh Gottheimer. Gender topics to be discussed include:
- How women can investigate wage discrimination without fear of retribution;
- Expanding childcare tax credits, which are essential for working families;
- Improving access to capital for women-owned businesses;
- Expanding federal contracting opportunities for women-owned businesses;
- Ensuring that women and families have access to paid family and medical leave
Commenting on the event, Mary E. Adams, Executive Director of BCPWN said, "Although we cannot discuss politics at these events, I feel strongly about helping women succeed in business and I think Josh Gottheimer has some terrific ideas to help support that. He will have a positive impact on our community."
Date: Friday, August 5th
Place: Savini, Allendale
Time: 12-2 p.m.
$48 non-member/$38 members
Event complimentary to covering media
For more information and for tickets, please visit: www.bcpwn.com/events
About Josh Gottheimer:
As a husband and father to a six-year-old daughter, Josh Gottheimer understands the success of women directly affects the strength of our economy and America’s working families.
Gottheimer is a candidate for Congress in New Jersey's 5th district. He started his career in public service as a speechwriter for President Bill Clinton. Prior to announcing his candidacy, he was General Manager for Corporate Strategy at Microsoft. Gottheimer has also worked at the Federal Communications Commission as its first Director of Public-Private Initiatives, Director of Strategic Communications at Ford Motor Company, and Senior Advisor to the Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. .
Gottheimer lives in Wyckoff, NJ with his wife Marla, a former federal prosecutor, and their two young children Ellie and Ben. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.
The Bergen County Professional Women’s Network was founded in 2011 when 4 women joined together to establish a network of women executives, entrepreneurs and professionals. While there are many non-professional women’s organizations in Bergen County, there was a tremendous need for opportunities for women in executive leadership roles to connect. Today the BCPWN is a dynamic and growing organization of senior-level women representing a wide spectrum of professions. Our members look first within the network for connections they may need, and actively promote the success of fellow members where appropriate. For more information, visit www.bcpwn.com
Mary E. Adams
Executive Director, Bergen County Professional Women’s Network
Day of Contact (8/5): Lisa Pisano - 201.390.6582 (mobile)