DCA Announces 2009 Governor's Conference for Women

Dr. Maya Angelou to Deliver Keynote

TRENTON, N.J. – Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Joseph V. Doria, Jr. today announced that award-winning poet, playwright and actress Maya Angelou will deliver the keynote address at the 2009 Governor’s Conference for Women.  The conference is slated for Tuesday, May 12 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

“I am honored to once again be a part of this extraordinary event, where women from across the state and country come together to learn, network and celebrate their diversity,” Commissioner Doria said.  “Our conference is designed to educate and empower women from all walks of life.  A true Renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou embodies the spirit of this annual event and will inspire and energize all of our attendees.” 

Dr. Angelou is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary black literature and as a remarkable Renaissance woman. She has the unique ability to shatter the opaque prisms of race and class between reader and subject throughout her books of poetry and her autobiographies. From “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” to her groundbreaking work in television and film, she has opened minds with her lyrical, beautiful poetry and writing.

The New Jersey Governor’s Conference for Women, which is hosted by the 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 theme of the 2009 Governor’s Conference for Women is “Shaping the Future.”  Attendees will participate in a variety of workshops on women’s health and wellness, personal and career development, and financial management in today’s economic climate.

Additional conference highlights include a networking reception on Monday, May 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Crown Ballroom of the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel.  And back by popular demand, visit our enhanced health fair all day long for FREE health screenings and healthy giveaways. 

Registration is now open for the 2009 Governor’s Conference for Women.   For more information or to register, visit us online at www.njwomensconference.com.