Women at Work: Breaking Glass

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Location:Parsippany Hilton
Sponsored by:EANJ

EANJ's 98th Annual Membership Meeting

Women comprise half the workforce and are represented in every sector of business and industry. In New Jersey, working women contribute greatly to the economy but a wage gap between men and women stubbornly persists. Workplaces have adopted work-family policies to compete for talent, but career advancement for women remains elusive. As legislation continues to address workplace inequality in a piecemeal fashion, employers remain wary of what they perceive as micro-management.
Are win-win solutions between employers and employees, men and women possible? EANJ's Annual Meeting will bring together stakeholders from business, law, government and academia to explore and answer this vital question. 

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8:30am - Registration

9am-9:15 - Welcome Remarks

  Barbara Cordasco
  Employers Association of NJ


9:15 -9:30 - State of the Union

  Grace Protos
  Regional Administrator
  Women's Bureau, US Dept of Labor


9:30 - 10:30 - Stepping Up and Leaning In: Best Practices

  Connie A. Ellis
  Corporate Programs Director
  Rutgers Center for Women and Work


10:45 - 11:45 - Panel Discussion: Breaking Glass
Career development, teamwork, mentoring, leadership and systemic change

  Moderator:  Dana Britton, Director Rutgers Center
  on Women & Work



Panelists:    Angela Calzone, SVP Talent Resources and

Organizational Development, MWW

   Alexa Grant, Manager, Learning & Development

                       Wakefern Corp.

   Tristen Herrstrom, VP Human Resources & Chief

                       Resource Officer, QualCare Inc.

   Marjorie Perry, President MZM Construction Co.                              

12 - 1pm - Lunch - State of the State

  Joan Verplanck
  Profit by Association

1pm - 1:30 - Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk

   Carolyn Powell
HR Business Partner
 Horizon BCBSNJ

1:30 - 2:30 - Presentations: Bridging the Gap
Women's healthcare and retirement planning


The Affordable Care Act: Being female is
  not a pre-existing condition
  Bridget Gielis
AVP, Sales & Business Development
  Qualcare, Inc.


  Rising Health Care Costs. What it could
  mean for you.
  Christine Frole
Financial Advisor (CPA Inactive)
  Christine Frole & Associates
  A financial advisory practice of
  Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.*


2:30 - 3:30 - Panel Discussion: Legal Breakthroughs
Family leave, equal pay, gender/pregnancy discrimination and workplace accommodations

 Moderator:  John Sarno, EANJ



Panelists:    Jeffery Burstein, EEOC Newark Area Office Director

                  Rebecca Dent, Employers Association of NJ

   Robin Ross Esq, Employers Association of NJ

   Amy Vazquez, Employers Association of NJ


Location Information

Parsippany Hilton
1 Hilton Ct
Parsippany, NJ  07054


$50 per person
(Includes continental breakfast & lunch)


Substitutions are permitted, however in order to meet program commitments, cancellations made less than two (2) full working days before the program date or "no-shows", must be charged the full registration fee.  Cancellations should be submitted, in writing, to eanj@eanj.org.

In lieu of speakers' honoraria or gifts, EANJ is making a contribution to Shelter Our Sisters of Bergen County.

​​​​​​​*CA Insurance #0I81224
Christine’s office is located at 539 Valley Rd, Ste 2A, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043.
There is an admission fee to attend this event. Ameriprise advisors will not receive compensation for the event