Attend the 4th annual Women’s Empowerment Summit 

This summit is designed to help inspire, educate, transform and connect women from diverse business backgrounds. We will have renowned speakers, entrepreneurs and thought-provoking leaders who will encourage and empower you to pursue your limitless possibilities. It will be held Nov. 1 at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick.

Keynote speaker

Partricia Barksdale, vice president, wealth management adviser, Merrill Lynch

Topic: “Owning Your Journey”

Summary: In a world where change is the only constant, your journey is a story of resilience, adaptability and strength. Your path is uniquely yours, filled with triumphs, challenges and unprecedented change. Discover the incredible power that lies within you to not just endure, but thrive in the face of uncertainty.

From COVID lockdowns to homeschooling, isolation to loss, we’ve weathered storms that tested our resolve. Now, it’s time to navigate our “new abnormal” lives with grace, resilience and confidence.

Join a powerful discussion where we share experiences, insights and strategies for embracing change, finding purpose in adversity and building a life that’s stronger and more fulfilling than ever before.

Guest speakers

Niambi Daniels Harris, senior director, external supplier QA-GMP, Daiichi Sankyo Inc.

Topic: “Healthcare: The Importance of Advocating for Yourself”

Summary: In a world where self-care and well-being are paramount, your health journey deserves the spotlight it needs. Your health is your most valuable asset, and it’s time to seize control. Discover the secrets to becoming your own health advocate, ensuring you receive the care you deserve.

As women, we often lead the charge in health-related decisions for ourselves and our loved ones. Explore your role as a leader in the health care sphere and learn how your actions can positively impact your community. Break down barriers to quality health care access. Gain invaluable insights on navigating the health care system with confidence, ensuring that no one is left behind.

This session isn’t just about knowledge; it’s about empowerment, transformation and creating a healthier future for yourself and those around you. It’s about discovering the strength within to advocate for better care, making informed decisions and leading your community towards healthier lives.

Joe Rodriguez, vice president, mortgage sales manager, Provident Bank

Topic: “Mortgages, Preparing for Home Ownership”

Summary: Your path to homeownership should be an exhilarating journey, not a daunting maze. Owning a home is not just a financial milestone; it’s a powerful symbol of independence and success. Learn how to turn your dream of homeownership into a reality.

  • Mastering the Mortgage Process: The journey begins with knowledge. We’ll demystify the mortgage process, from getting prequalified to navigating the application, making it accessible and understandable for everyone.
  • Empowerment Through Financial Wisdom: Discover how Provident Bank’s loan programs can empower you to take the leap into homeownership confidently. It’s not just about securing a loan; it’s about securing your future.

This session is more than just numbers and paperwork; it’s about empowerment, confidence and creating the foundation for a brighter future. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to make a strategic move in the real estate market, we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Westley Morris, artificial intelligence expert, award-winning entrepreneur

Topic: “Embracing the Change — Understanding and Utilizing AI Technology”

Summary: In a world where change is the only constant, seize the opportunity to not just embrace it, but to harness its power. AI isn’t a distant future; it’s the reality of today, and it’s here to stay. The fear and uncertainty surrounding this buzzword? We’re here to dispel it. Join us on a journey that transforms fear into fascination and uncertainty into unwavering confidence.

  • Tools of the Future: AI is not just about machines; it’s about empowering individuals. Discover the incredible tools AI is rapidly creating and how you can leverage them to excel in your personal and professional life.
  • Thrive with AI: It’s not just about surviving in the age of AI; it’s about thriving. Gain the knowledge, insights and skills needed to not only adapt to change, but to lead it, to harness the limitless potential of AI and steer your own course towards success.

At this session, we don’t just explore AI; we empower you to become a trailblazer in the AI revolution. It’s about demystifying technology, making it accessible and providing you with the tools to navigate this digital landscape with confidence.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to turn AI from a source of uncertainty into your greatest asset. We look forward to guiding you on the path to becoming a confident, AI-savvy leader.

Michele N. Siekerka, CEO & president, New Jersey Business & Industry Association

Topic: “The Power of Relationships: Why They Matter”

Summary: In the grand tapestry of success, your career isn’t just about what you know or what you do; it’s also about who you know and how you connect.

  • Unlock Your Networking Potential: The right skills and a passion for your craft are essential, but they’re only part of the equation. Discover the unparalleled power of cultivating meaningful relationships and how they can propel your career to new heights.
  • Choose Your Inner Circle: Your network is your net worth. Explore the art of surrounding yourself with the right people, individuals who uplift, inspire and open doors to endless opportunities.
  • Relationships as Catalysts: Relationships are more than just connections; they are catalysts for growth. Explore how nurturing and leveraging these connections can be the key to your professional and personal success.

At this session, we’re not just discussing relationships; we’re empowering you to become a masterful relationship builder. It’s about creating connections that count, cultivating a network that supports your aspirations and forging bonds that last a lifetime.

Here’s to the power of relationships and the success they can bring!

Register for the event here.