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First Friday Luncheon: BCPWN & YWCA Northern NJ Present "Overcoming Adversity in the Workplace as a Woman of Color"

  • 08/02/2019
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Savini, 168 W Crescent Avenue, Allendale, NJ 07401


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BCPWN & YWCA Northern NJ Present "Overcoming Adversity in the Workplace as a Woman of Color"

Bergen County Professional Women's Network and YWCA Northern New Jersey are proud to welcome Rashida Isigi on the topic of "Overcoming Adversity in the Workplace as a Woman of Color" for our August Luncheon. BCPWN Executive Director Mary Adams and YWCA Northern New Jersey CEO Helen Archontou will be in attendance and will provide opening remarks.

About the Presenter:

Rashida Isigi is a Talent Acquisition professional with close to 20 years of experience in both in-house and agency – across several industries including fashion, sports, technology, start-ups and banking.  She has managed high volume recruiting, while still providing excellent customer service for luxury clients such as Vera Wang and Ralph Lauren. Key accomplishments in her professional career include: streamlining the hiring process and decreasing time to fill and building community relationships with universities and organizations as a way to pipeline diverse talent pools.  

"My career path has not been anything that I have expected. I feel that my story is inspiring and focused on being consistent, possessing grit and determination regardless of obstacles." - Rashidi Isigi 

In her current role, Rashida is a Senior Manager for Richemont, North America where she is responsible for Retail and Corporate recruitment for Cartier North America. Before joining Richemont North America, she was a Manager of Recruitment for the National Basketball Association, where she worked closely with the hiring teams to create sourcing strategies.  

At our August First Friday Luncheon, Rashida will share more on her career path, and will also discuss the importance of creating equal opportunities for women of color to learn, grow, and thrive in the business world.

About YWCA Northern New Jersey:

As Chief Executive Officer since July 2011, Helen Archontou is focused on guiding YWCA Northern New Jersey—formerly YWCA Bergen County—into its next century of living its mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and strengthen families and communities. Under Helen’s leadership, the organization has expanded and deepened its mission-based programming by providing a continuum of programs and services to support women in every stage of life and facilitating ongoing community conversations on racial justice. In 2019, the organization expanded its service area to additional northern NJ counties and changed its name to YWCA Northern New Jersey, now serving Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic in addition to Bergen County.

Cancellations can be accepted in writing up to 72 business hours prior to the event. No refunds will be issued after that point.

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