BCPWN strives to offer diverse educational and networking opportunities. Typically, every event will have a networking component unless it is marked purely as a social event.

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Upcoming events

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

    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.

    • 09/13/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Savini, 168 W Crescent Avenue, Allendale, NJ 07401

    Ultimate Networking -- Quarter 3

    Summer is over and it's officially Back to School.  For many of us, it means back to regular work schedules and picking things back up to full pace with our business. So let's kick off September with a fan favorite event -- our Ultimate Networking Luncheon!

    Time and time again, we receive feedback that BCPWN cultivates referrals and business for our members. Join in the ultimate networking luncheon where we will dedicate the time for YOU to tell your story. We'll rotate the tables so everyone has the opportunity to meet attendees.


    At the end, we will share what fabulous connections we made!


    Presenter: You!

    Simply bring your business cards, elevator pitch and readiness to share.  Don't forget to extend an invite to your colleague or friend -- this event is open to members and non-members.

    Our Members Say It Best



    "Terrific idea... Loved the new format. This is such a supportive, nurturing environment for women entrepreneurs."

    -Beth Donalds, Business Doctor of North Jersey



    "AWESOME and MAGNIFICENT! What a wonderful opportunity to really listen to our colleagues today! Let's do this again SOON!!!! It went so smoothly and people really connected! I love this group!"

    -Anne Deatly, E Quantum Breakthroughs



    "Fabulous First Friday!"

    -Lois Kramer-Perez, Mambo Feng Shui



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

    • 09/17/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
    • Tom Sawyer Diner, 98 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ
    Back to School -- Demystifying the College Application Process for Busy Parents

    We're kicking off September, Back to School time, with a close look at all that's involved in the College Application process, for busy parents. BCPWN member, Dr. Racquel Booth, is the Owner and Director of Bergen Educational Consultants, based in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Bergen Educational Consultants was built on the pillars of providing Confidence, Knowledge and Fun to its students, and offers a variety of services from college and LSAT prep to tutoring and homework/project help for students of all ages.

    At the Breakfast, she will address the following topics:

    • What are top colleges looking for in college applicants?

    • How do I help my child narrow down the list and select the best college?

    • Is the game rigged? How does my child come out on top?

    She'll provide 3 Takeaways that include:

    • An analysis of the key decision making factors used by colleges for admission will be discussed.

    • Tips for saving money and selecting the school most likely to give offers of admission and scholarship cash will be presented.

    • Pitfalls to avoid in the application process and strategies for success will be highlighted.

      Breakfast is included with your event registration. Your choice of:

      Fruit Cup
      1/2 Melon
      French Toast
      Cereal with Bananas
      Toasted Bagel: With butter or cream cheese
      2 Eggs with Toast and a choice of Sausage, Bacon, or Taylor Ham
      All include coffee, tea and fruit juice

      Member Registration Fee:
      $20.00 to pre-register & onsite registration (Member Perk!)

      Non-Members Registration Fee:
      $30.00 Pre-Registration
      $35.00 Day of Registration

      BCPWN members interested in providing a brief informative talk about your business at the roundtable meetings should contact Mary Adams, 

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

      • 12/12/2019
      • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Latour Restaurant, 6 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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      Please Save the Date for our

      BCPWN Holiday Luncheon:

      December 12, 2019

      12n - 3pm


      This year, enjoy a three course meal at Latour, A French-American Grill in Ridgewood, NJ -- just steps away from the train station.

      Registration to be open in Fall 2019

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

    Past events

    07/16/2019 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Summer Networking Roundtable
    06/18/2019 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Managing Difficult People with Grace and Dignity
    06/13/2019 BCPWN Private Event: Thrive with Peach at Studio L
    06/07/2019 First Friday Luncheon: Women, We're Wired for Tech!
    05/21/2019 Take 3 Business Breakfast: How to Stay on Top of Your Numbers and Fast Forward Your Financial Success
    05/16/2019 Headshot Event with Little Nest Portraits
    05/03/2019 First Friday Luncheon: Ask a Millennial -- Millennial Marketing 101
    04/25/2019 BCPWN Member Exclusive: Spring Trend Event at THE SUITE at Garden State Plaza
    04/05/2019 First Friday Luncheon: BCPWN Member Panel -- Business Law Essentials
    03/28/2019 BCPWN Event: After-Work Spring Meet Up at felina, Ridgewood
    03/19/2019 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Must-Know Tips Before You Remodel To Avoid "Design Regret"
    03/01/2019 First Friday Luncheon: Bigger is not Always Better - The Impact of Small Business on Family, Relationships and the Local Community
    02/19/2019 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Innovate from the Heart!
    02/09/2019 BCPWN Private Event: Power Stretch and Aerial Yoga Class at Zen Family Yoga
    02/01/2019 First Friday Luncheon:Ultimate Networking Quarter 1
    01/24/2019 Lifelab Garden State Plaza Private Event
    01/15/2019 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Conquer Your Clutter in 2019!
    12/13/2018 Holiday Luncheon
    11/20/2018 Private Black Friday Preview @ Ann Taylor
    11/02/2018 First Friday Luncheon: How can SMB's effectively retain and source talent? with Elisa Sheftic
    10/16/2018 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Dr. Sharon Livingston
    10/05/2018 First Friday Luncheon: Branding from Inside Out with Kathryn Lancioni
    09/07/2018 First Friday Luncheon: Ultimate Networking
    08/21/2018 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Dr. Jennie Luna
    08/03/2018 First Friday Luncheon: Print Ain't Dead... Why Your Print Media Matters in 2018 - Becca Goldberg
    06/19/2018 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Kirsten Bunch
    06/01/2018 First Friday Luncheon: Get Your Head Out of the Social Media Sand
    05/15/2018 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Tracey Lawrence, Grand Family Planning
    05/04/2018 First Friday Luncheon: Jennifer Collard, PT
    04/17/2018 Take 3 Business Breakfast: The Art of Conversation with Susan Caminiti
    04/06/2018 RESCHEDULED FROM LAST MONTH: First Friday Luncheon: Archetypal Dreamwork
    03/20/2018 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Architectural Color Design
    02/20/2018 Take 3 Business Breakfast: The Power of a Healthcare Advocate
    02/02/2018 First Friday Luncheon: Opening Doors for Women of Color in Business
    01/16/2018 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Self Care Rituals with Essential Oils
    12/08/2017 Holiday Luncheon
    12/08/2017 Holiday Luncheon Sponsorship
    11/03/2017 First Friday Luncheon: Ultimate Networking
    10/17/2017 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Impact Marketing: The Words and Images That Tell Your Brand Story
    10/06/2017 First Friday Luncheon: The Power of a Smile: Our Emotional Intelligence at Work
    09/19/2017 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Rise above The Rest with Video
    09/08/2017 First Friday Luncheon: Fashion Forward into Fall Member Panel
    08/15/2017 Take 3 Business Breakfast: How the 'Glass Ceiling' Impacts Female Entrepreneurs
    08/04/2017 First Friday Luncheon: A Seat at The Table
    06/20/2017 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Rewire your Health
    06/09/2017 First Friday Luncheon: How to Build a Successful Business for Fortune 500 Companies & Small Business Owners
    05/16/2017 Take 3 Business Breakfast: 3 Truths to Creating Positive Changes
    05/05/2017 First Friday Luncheon: Success Strategies for Ambitious Women
    04/18/2017 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Psychotherapist Specializing in Couples Therapy
    04/07/2017 First Friday Luncheon: Ultimate Networking
    03/21/2017 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Gaining Self Confidence - One Outfit at a Time
    03/03/2017 First Friday Luncheon: The Power of The Vision Board
    02/21/2017 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Energy Leadership…Escaping the F.A.S.T. Lane
    02/03/2017 First Friday Luncheon: Health & Wellness Member Panel
    01/17/2017 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Make Space for Blessings!
    12/09/2016 Holiday Luncheon
    11/15/2016 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Holiday Celebrations As Metabolism Boosters
    11/04/2016 First Friday Luncheon - Ultimate Networking Q4
    11/04/2016 Holiday Luncheon Sponsorship
    10/18/2016 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Planning With a Purpose
    10/07/2016 First Friday Luncheon: Marketing Mavens: Leveraging Social & Email Marketing to Grow Your Business
    09/20/2016 Take 3 Business Breakfast: What's Feng Shui Got to Do With It?
    09/09/2016 First Friday Luncheon: Mindset Blocks - From Ah Ha to Action
    08/05/2016 First Friday Luncheon: Gender Equality & the Women-Owned Business
    07/19/2016 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Bettie Jarvis
    06/21/2016 Take 3 Business Breakfast: The Evolution of Marketing, Media Outlets and What It Means to your Business
    06/09/2016 Ultimate Networking Q2
    05/17/2016 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Shop Your Closet: A Stylist's Tips to Look and Feel Your Best
    05/06/2016 First Friday Luncheon: Listen Differently
    04/19/2016 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Advertising Sells, PR Tells
    04/01/2016 First Friday Luncheon: 6 Steps to Walking The Balance Beam of Work/Life Balance
    03/15/2016 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Live a Life of WHOLE-ISM….. Healthy & Happy
    03/04/2016 First Friday Luncheon: Express to Impress
    02/29/2016 Leap Into a New You: Hair, Make-up Headshot Night!
    02/16/2016 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Secret Sauce for Selling in 2016
    02/05/2016 First Friday Luncheon - Ultimate Networking
    01/31/2016 Recoloring Life: An Adult Coloring Workshop & Brunch
    01/19/2016 Take 3 Business Breakfast: How to Turn Collected Business Cards into Money!
    12/04/2015 Holiday Luncheon
    12/01/2015 Jersey Conference for Women
    11/17/2015 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Easy Tips for Healthy Living
    11/06/2015 First Friday Luncheon: Communicate For Impact: Share Your Ideas & Be Understood
    10/20/2015 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Get to Know Your CPA
    10/02/2015 First Friday Luncheon: Celebrating Women-Owned Business
    09/24/2015 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Master Your Money, Accelerate Your Success
    09/11/2015 First Friday Luncheon: Access to the Experts
    08/18/2015 Take 3 Business Breakfast: What Story is Your Business Telling?
    08/07/2015 First Friday Luncheon: Making Better Choices
    07/23/2015 Inspirational Women in Business
    07/21/2015 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Three ways to Use LinkedIn to Get Your Next Client
    06/16/2015 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Social Media for Personal & Professional Gain
    06/05/2015 First Friday Luncheon: Use Your Voice—Grow Your Business
    05/19/2015 Take 3 Business Breakfast
    05/06/2015 Free Networking Shopping Event at Verdi Blu - Surprise Gifts!
    05/01/2015 First Friday Luncheon: Distinction: Get Prospects To Choose You Every Time
    04/21/2015 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Smart Marketing Can Help Your Business Grow
    04/10/2015 First Friday Luncheon (on the 2nd Friday): Social Media 102 – You’re Social – Now What?
    03/17/2015 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Friends Don’t Let Friends Divorce Alone
    02/24/2015 Bergen Networking Night
    02/17/2015 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Starting up a New Company in a Non-Tech-Based Field
    02/13/2015 First Friday Luncheon (on the 2nd Friday): Taking Care of Business Operations -- Tips & Tricks from BCPWN Members
    01/22/2015 A Working Woman's Guide to Cooking
    01/20/2015 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Open to Your Higher Potential
    12/09/2014 Holiday Soiree & Dinner
    11/18/2014 Take 3 Business Breakfast: Evolving Your Story: The Art of Reinvention
    11/07/2014 First Friday Luncheon - Ultimate Networking
    10/22/2014 SPECIAL PRICE Tickets Now Available for 40th Annual Tribute to Women and INdustry!
    10/21/2014 Take 3 Business Breakfast
    10/10/2014 First Friday Luncheon: Managing & Executing Strategic Marketing
    09/22/2014 Bergen Networking Night
    09/16/2014 Take 3 Business Breakfast
    09/05/2014 First Friday Luncheon: Thriving as a Woman Today
    09/01/2014 Yes! I would like take advantage of 1-month complimentary membership at Equinox for September 2014. Someone from Equinox is welcome to call me to arrange the details.
    08/19/2014 Business Breakfast
    08/05/2014 Help Celebrate BCPWN's 4th Anniversary!
    07/23/2014 Inspirational Women in Business
    07/15/2014 Business Breakfast
    06/17/2014 Bergen Networking Night
    06/06/2014 First Friday Workshop & Luncheon: The Money's in the Follow-Up
    05/20/2014 UpLevel Your Business Breakfast
    05/02/2014 First Friday Luncheon: Women Living & Leading Powerfully On Purpose
    04/23/2014 Networking Shopping Event at Verdi Blu
    04/22/2014 UpLevel Your Business Breakfast
    04/04/2014 First Friday Luncheon: Lessons Learned as Female Entrepreneurs
    03/18/2014 UpLevel Your Business Breakfast
    03/07/2014 First Friday Luncheon: Speed Up Your Path to Profits
    02/18/2014 UpLevel Your Business Breakfast
    02/07/2014 First Friday Luncheon: Strategic Planning for Your Business
    01/30/2014 CANCELED: Complimentary Member Only Reception
    01/21/2014 UpLevel Your Business Breakfast
    01/10/2014 Creating Your Blueprint for Success
    12/10/2013 UpLevel Your Business Breakfast
    12/02/2013 BCPWN Holiday Soiree
    11/19/2013 UpLevel Your Business Breakfast
    11/01/2013 First Friday Luncheon: The Power of Email Marketing
    10/15/2013 UpLevel Your Business Breakfast
    10/04/2013 First Friday Luncheon: How to Ask for What You Want
    10/04/2013 Creating Your Blueprint for Success
    09/17/2013 UpLevel Your Business Breakfast
    09/13/2013 First Friday Luncheon: Winning Formulas to Find More Clients
    08/20/2013 UpLevel Your Business Breakfast
    08/08/2013 Networking in Fashion: Tips & Tricks for Fabulous Fall Fashion
    08/02/2013 First Friday Luncheon: Speak Like A Pro
    07/23/2013 Networking Happy Hour & BCPWN's 3rd Anniversary Celebration
    07/17/2013 Joint Networking Event with the Gold Coast Regional Chamber of Commerce
    07/16/2013 UpLevel Your Business Breakfast - DATE CORRECTION - TUES. 7/16
    06/10/2013 UpLevel Your Business Breakfast
    06/07/2013 First Friday Luncheon: Making Health Your Business - A Holistic Approach to a Healthier You
    05/21/2013 Transforming Ideas into Action: Overcoming the Implementation Hurdle
    05/21/2013 UpLevel Your Business Breakfast
    05/03/2013 First Friday Luncheon: Utilizing Social Media for Personal and Professional Gain - An Insider’s Perspective
    04/19/2013 NEW THIS FRIDAY - Resilience Through Trauma: Reacting to the Boston Bombing
    04/16/2013 Breakfast Roundtable Discussion: Building Buzz and Brand Equity: Using Public Relations to Tell Your Story
    04/05/2013 First Friday Luncheon: The Ultimate Sales Formula
    03/22/2013 Carin Rockind Workshop-Leveraging My Personal Power
    03/19/2013 Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
    03/01/2013 First Friday Luncheon "Women in Business: How To Take the Risk You Cannot Afford To Take – but Cannot Afford NOT To Take”
    02/19/2013 Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
    02/01/2013 First Friday Luncheon: Motivating Professional Women to THRIVE
    01/22/2013 Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
    12/03/2012 BCPWN Holiday Wine & Cheese
    11/20/2012 Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
    11/16/2012 RESCHEDULED: First Friday Luncheon: How to Grow Your Business and Professional Presence on Linkedin
    10/17/2012 Improve Your Workflow - IOS - iPhone/iPad Workshop
    10/16/2012 Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
    10/05/2012 First Friday Luncheon: How Saying "Yes" Leads to Opportunity
    09/18/2012 Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
    09/07/2012 First Friday Luncheon Career Moves Made Smart: Expert Advice for Finding New & Better Jobs
    08/22/2012 BCPWN 2nd Anniversary Party
    08/21/2012 Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
    08/03/2012 First Friday Luncheon: Creating Raving Fans Panel Discussion
    07/24/2012 Breakfast Roundtable at Panera
    06/26/2012 Breakfast Roundtable at Panera
    06/06/2012 Polish Your Profile Event at Neiman Marcus
    05/23/2012 Steps to Becoming a Non-Profit Leader Seminar
    05/22/2012 Breakfast Roundtable at Panera
    04/24/2012 Breakfast Roundtable at Panera
    04/22/2012 Networking Savvy Sunday Brunch
    03/28/2012 iPad Workshop for Working Women
    03/27/2012 Breakfast Roundtable at Panera
    03/23/2012 Networking in Fashion
    03/01/2012 Stage Presence Skills - Lights, Camera Action!
    01/29/2012 Networking Brunch
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