Berkeley College and City & State Celebrate Women Entrepreneurship with Virtual Forum October 7 "Change Leaders: Women Recalibrating the Future"

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Contact: Angela Harrington
Vice President,
Communications and External Relations


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“The value of women in industry, government and media elevating the voices of women on key issues is important for each of us, and especially for our leaders of tomorrow,” said Berkeley College President Michael J. Smith, about this year’s forum titled “Change Leaders: Women Recalibrating the Future.” The forum will be held on October 7, 2020. This is the sixth consecutive year Berkeley College has sponsored the program in recognition of Women Entrepreneurship free of charge and the first year in collaboration with City & State New York, a multimedia news organization dedicated to covering New York’s local and state politics and policy.

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Opening Keynote: Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, New York


Closing Remarks: Joyce Chang, Chair, Global Research, J.P. Morgan

The virtual forum will feature three panel sesssions, and will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, New York, will deliver the opening keynote. Joyce Chang, Chair, Global Research, J.P. Morgan, will deliver closing remarks.

Speakers include:

  • Magalie Austin, Senior Advisor and Director, Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises
  • Moya Bansile, Esq., Co-Chair, Berkeley College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force and Professor, Legal Studies, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies
  • Heather Briccetti, Esq., Chief Executive Officer and President, The Business Council of New York State
  • Edwina Dunn, OBE, Chief Executive Officer, The Female Lead
  • Wendy Garcia, Chief Diversity Officer, New York City Comptroller’s Office
  • Man-Li Kuo Lin, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Melva Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Association for a Better New York
  • Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Committee on Women and Gender Equity, New York City Council
  • Angelica O. Tang, Senior Advisor, Asia Value Advisors
  • Elinor Tatum, Publisher and Editor in Chief, New Amsterdam News
  • Jessica Walker, Chief Executive Officer and President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Panel topics include:

  • Courageous Women Advocating for Equality and Justice
  • Empowering Businesses Beyond the Reopening
  • Reclaiming New York City – Bringing Back NYC’s Economy
  • Lunch and Learn with Career Coaches and Media Experts
  • All About You – Focus on Empowering Your Personal Brand
  • Corporate Learning Partners Roundtable 

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