DCA's Division on Women Hosts 2008 Governor's Conference for Women

Sold Out Event Highlights Women Leaders from Across New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Division on Women today hosts the 2008 Governor’s Conference for Women from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Atlantic City Convention Center.  Keynote speakers include Governor Jon S. Corzine; Suze Orman, television host, author, columnist and producer; and award-winning broadcast journalist Joan Lunden.    

“From the boardroom to the classroom, New Jersey has some of the most dynamic, talented and ambitious women in the country,” said Governor Jon S. Corzine.  “In this year of historic change, our commitment to helping empower women must be greater than ever.” 

“The New Jersey Women’s Conference brings together women from across the state to learn, network and celebrate their diversity,” said DCA Commissioner Joseph Doria.  “I am proud that DCA and our Division on Women can be part of such an important event.”

The theme of the 2008 Governor’s Conference for Women is “Taking Charge.”  More than 1,500 attendees and speakers will participate in a variety of workshops on women’s health and wellness, personal and career development, political involvement and financial management. 

Conference highlights include a health fair, art gallery, and book sales and signings targeted specifically to women.  Award-winning broadcast journalist Joan Lunden will deliver the breakfast keynote at 8:30 a.m.  Governor Corzine and Suze Orman will speak during lunch, which starts at 12:15 p.m.

About the New Jersey Women’s Conference

The New Jersey Women’s Conference, hosted by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Division on Women, is the state’s largest and most dynamic educational and networking opportunity for New Jersey women.  The conference is self-sustaining, funded entirely through sponsorship opportunities and registration fees. 

The New Jersey Division on Women was established in 1974 by law to serve as state government’s central permanent agency for the coordination of programs and services for women. The Division works to create, promote and expand the rights and opportunities for all women in New Jersey.