Women Helping Women

The Summit is a collaborative and community-based event. Attendees comprise a mix of local business owners, community members, TCNJ students, faculty, staff, and more. We look forward to fostering new relationships and connecting our ever evolving network of women leaders.


9:15 a.m. – Opening Remarks

  • Kathryn A. Foster, President, The College of New Jersey
  • Kathryn Jervis, Dean, School of Business, The College of New Jersey

9:30 a.m. – Keynote

  • Laura Huang, Harvard Business School Professor, Author of EDGE: Turning Adversity into Advantage

10:40 a.m. – Workshops

  • “How to cultivate and foster diversity and cultural responsiveness in your workplace,” Alberto Carbonilla, Professor of Cross-cultural Management, TCNJ
  • “How to cultivate and foster diversity and cultural responsiveness in your personal life,” Marvin A. Carter, Ed.SDirector of Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion, TCNJ

11:10 a.m. – Workshop Breakout Discussions

  • Personal discussion facilitators: Chanelle Lester, JD, MBA Director, The College of New Jersey School of Business and Tammy Tibbetts ‘07 Co-Founder & CEO, She’s the First, TCNJ Trustee
  • Workplace discussion facilitators: Ivonne Cruz, Executive Director, Student Success & Retention and Tamara Ibezim ’12, Vice President in the Global Risk Management Organization, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

1 p.m. – Student Session

  • “Networking and Navigating Through Covid and Technology”
  • This session is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.