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NJ Conference for Women announces Youth Scholarship in partnership with Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
NJ Conference for Women announces Youth Scholarship in partnership with Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce's Women in Business Alliance (WIBA) and NJ Conference for Women have partnered with Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart to provide the NJ Conference for Women Youth Scholarship for 11 students to attend and participate in the 2018 NJ Conference for Women free of charge.

The NJ Conference for Women is the state's largest networking and educational event for women, designed to engage, enlighten and empower attendees from across the state. This year's conference on October 26 will feature keynote speakers Candy Chang of the "Before I Die" movement and Lisa Tanzer, President of Life is Good, as well as General Session speaker Patrice Banks, of the Girls Auto Clinic.

"Part of our mission is to empower women, and we are so excited to partner with Stuart County Day School to be able to share the conference with a young generation of future leaders," said Lorraine Holcombe, Managing Director and EVP of the NJ Conference for Women.

Application process:

  • All applicants must submit a 350-word essay detailing why they want to attend the conference and what women's leadership means to them
  • Deadline: September 28 at 11:59 PM
  • This contest is open to young women currently in high school
  • 11 winners will be awarded 1 ticket to attend the 2018 NJ Conference for Women
  • All recipients will be seated at a reserved scholarship table with one NJ Conference for Women Committee Member to assist and guide them through their day

"At Stuart we know it's important to augment our leadership curriculum for girls with opportunities to engage with successful women role models and mentors," said Courtney Portlock, Director of The National Center for Girls' Leadership at Stuart. She continued, "The NJ Conference for Women is an unparalleled experience to network with phenomenal leaders who share their passions and unique pathways, inspiring others to achieve success. We are excited to partner with NJ Conference for Women to provide this opportunity to girls outside of Stuart."

For more information and to apply to the NJ Conference for Women Youth Scholarship visit http://www.njconferenceforwomen.com/scholarship.html.

The NJ Conference for Women will take place at The Westin Princeton on October 26, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $160 and are now available at www.njconferenceforwomen.com. For more information about the conference, please contact Lorraine Holcombe, Executive Vice President & CFO at (609) 924-1776, ext. 103, Lorraine@princetonchamber.org or visit www.njconferenceforwomen.com.

NJ Conference for Women-The NJ Conference for Women is facilitated and managed by the Women in Business Alliance program of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce. This nationally recognized program is designed to provide a forum to promote an environment for women to connect and build relationships. Focusing on professional development and growth, the program is a collaboration with business and community leaders and advocates for women's issues. The Annual NJ Conference for Women offers over 700 attendees a half day of professional development and information workshops. The NJ Conference for Women began in 2012 and has grown to become the largest women's conference in Central NJ. More information about the NJ Conference for Women can be found at www.njconferenceforwomen.com.

Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart: Stuart Country Day School is home to The National Center for Girls' Leadership at Stuart (NCGLS) and annual #LEADLIKEAGIRL: A Conference for Risk-Takers and Changemakers to be held April 5 and 6, 2019. As the only all-girls school in Princeton, New Jersey, Stuart is uniquely positioned to provide an environment where girls in PS-12 put academics first, are willing to take risks, and explore every opportunity. Nestled on 55 wooded acres, the school's outstanding academics and expert faculty prepare girls to pursue further studies in STEM, finance and economics, and leadership, as well as the arts, humanities, and athletics. Graduates go on to become confident, intelligent and articulate leaders for positive change in our world. Visit www.stuartschool.org for more information.