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2013 Women’s Leadership Summit: Invigorate, Renew & De-stress Your Networks

2013 WLS

Tuesday, November 5, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  – SOLD OUT

A MOVEMENT HAS BEGUN. In numbers never seen before, ambitious women are joining forces in every major American city, forming networking groups and collaborating to achieve clout, success and enjoyment. TCNJ’s 3rd Annual Women’s Leadership Summit featured this new trend in networking for women with diverse backgrounds and interests in business, academics, science, technology, entrepreneurship and nonprofits. Participants learned to navigate their professional arenas and personal networks, mined presenters’ collective wisdom and shared insider tips on fostering effective and rewarding power circles. Showcasing Pamela Ryckman, Raleigh Mayer and many more, this was the premier NJ event for professional women. All participants received a copy of Pamela Ryckman’s book: “Stiletto Network: Inside the Women’s Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business.” 

Photos by Jaime Escarpeta for Escarpeta Photographics

A free follow-up Networking Night was held in March 2014 to build on the strength of three consecutive Women’s Leadership Summits, and enable local Professional Women to put the power in your networking. View details here: WLS Networking Spring 2014


8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30 Working Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Introduction: William Keep, Dean, School of Business @ The College of New Jersey
Welcome: Jacqueline Taylor, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, The College of New Jersey
9-10 Session I, Keynote: Stiletto Networks: How Women Build Power Circles for Career Success
Pamela Ryckman, author of “Stiletto Network: Inside the Women’s Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business”
10-11 Session II, Discussion Panel: Are Power Circles the New Frontier in Networking?
Moderator: Diane Garnick, Founder and CEO of Clear Alternatives
Stephanie Carmel, Vice President of IBM Global Quota Transformation
Diana Gáler, Executive Coach and Career Management Specialist at Gáler Coaching for Excellence, LLC
Veruna Stanescu, Global Co-Head of Clearing Income and Expense within the Goldman Sachs Operations Division
Robin Walton, Vice President for  Community and Government Affairs at Thomas Edison State College
11-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Session III, Interactive Seminar: Natural Networking
Raleigh Mayer, Leadership Consultant/ Executive Coach at Raleigh Mayer Consulting
12:15-12:30 Conclusion: Lorraine Allen, Regional Director, NJ Small Business Development Center

See speaker bios here: 2013 Women’s Leadership Summit Speakers

Read: 2013 Women’s Leadership Summit Press Release

See TCNJ Magazine: Women’s Leadership Summit will offer essential tips for effective networking

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Student Session:

Avani Rana – TCNJ Director of Leadership & Assistant Dean of Students – lead a conversation for TCNJ students with Pamela Ryckman from 10:15-11:15, in ED 115 entitled: Stiletto Networks are Changing the World. The student session was co-sponsored by the TCNJ Class of 2014 and open to all TCNJ students. Read more here.

See coverage of this event in The Signal: The power of networking


Sponsored by the School of Business and the NJ Small Business Development Center. Co-sponsored by Jennifer Graf, Renaissance Technologies, TCNJ Class of 1996; WithumSmith+Brown; and One Simple Wish. Media sponsor Moxie Woman Magazine.


“It doesn’t matter if you’re a public company CEO, a middle-manager, an entrepreneur, or a freelancer. You don’t need to be famous or fabulous to create a Stiletto Network, and you need not begin with major connections. Anyone can do this.” ~ Pamela Ryckman


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