Berkeley College Virtual Forum with City & State NY Brings Together the Voices of Women Leading NYC’s Comeback

Event on October 7th Features Keynote Speaker New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Closing Remarks by Joyce Chang, Chair, Global Research, J.P. Morgan

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Share the News: @BerkeleyCollege #WE2020 Berkeley College will present “Change Leaders: Women Recalibrating the Future,” a Women Entrepreneurship 2020 virtual event co-sponsored by City & State NY, aimed at providing a forum for women leading New York’s economy and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion opportunities. The daylong event takes place on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 starting at 8:30 a.m., and is free of charge. Pre-registration is required. This is the sixth consecutive year Berkeley College has sponsored its Women Entrepreneurship program, part of a global initiative sponsored with colleges, universities and business organizations to raise awareness about gaps in gender equity and inclusion.

In addition to the remarks by keynote speaker Kathy Hochul, New York State Lieutenant Governor and Joyce Chang, Chair, Global Research, J.P. Morgan, panel discussion topics will focus on Change Leaders: A Conversation on Social Activism – Then and NOW; Empowering Businesses beyond the Reopening; and Reclaiming New York City. The afternoon sessions include Career Workshops and a Corporate Learning Partners Roundtable, which will cover the topics of Professional Development, Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, and Remote Work. To register click here. For the agenda and latest speaker information, click here.

“Elevating the voices of women in industry, government and media on key issues is so valuable and important for each of us, especially for our leaders of tomorrow,” said Berkeley College President Michael J. Smith.

Angela Harrington, Vice President of Communications and External Relations and founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week at Berkeley College, said the virtual forum makes it convenient for anyone interested in attending from any part of the world. “Working together we can exchange ideas and strengthen our ability to address gender and racial inequities, enable economic development, and better educate and serve our communities.”

Additional speakers include the following panelists and moderators (left to right):

Change Leaders: A Conversation on Social Activism – Then and NOW

Government Leaders Roundtable: Empowering Business Beyond the Reopening

Reclaiming New York City

Career Workshops will be conducted by (left to right):

The Corporate Learning Partners Roundtable panelists include (left to right):

Afternoon Workshop Schedule

2 to 3 p.m. – Career Coaching – Develop your brand and your professional presence, and learn how to empower your business through social media. Jasmine Briggs-Rogers, Director, Career Services, Berkeley College Amy Soricelli, Vice President, Career Services, Berkeley College Adel Wilson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Celebrity Media Group

2 to 3 p.m. – Corporate Learning Partners Roundtable – Advice on professional development; cultivating diversity and inclusion in the workplace; and how to establish a remote work environment that works with your life. La’Shawn Allen, Director of Training, New York City Health + Hospitals Pam Cohen, Vice President, People and Culture, Affinity Federal Credit Union Nancy Robles-Guess, Executive Vice President, Operations and Compliance, Eastern Funding LLC Nancy Ploeger, Executive Director and Secretary, IWEC Foundation (Moderator) Diane Recinos, EdD, Senior Vice President, Student Success, Berkeley College

3 to 3:30 p.m. – Closing Keynote by Joyce Chang, Chair, Global Research, JP Morgan

Followed by interview with students Joyce Chang, Chair, Global Research, J.P. Morgan Naomi Dunston, Berkeley College Student Adriana Romero, Berkeley College Student

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About Berkeley College
Berkeley College, founded in 1931, is a career-focused institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that offers students Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs in more than 20 career fields. The College also offers continuing education programs to enhance career credentials.

Berkeley College has campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, NY, as well as in Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park, NJ, with more than 5,700 students enrolled. In addition, Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, for seven consecutive years. The website address is

The mission of Berkeley College is to empower students to achieve lifelong success in dynamic careers.

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