City & State Recognizes Founder of Berkeley College Women's Entrepreneurship Week as Above & Beyond Honoree

Monday, March 28, 2022
Contact: Kelly Depsee
Senior Director, Communications and External Relations


Berkeley Harrington

Photo Caption: (Left) Angela Harrington, Vice President, Communications and External Relations and Founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week at Berkeley College, accepts an Above & Beyond award from City & State New York on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Sony Hall in New York City. (Right) Harrington shares the award with Berkeley College students, alumni and leadership. 

“There is no greater privilege than empowering lives through education. I dedicate this award to all the Berkeley College administrators, faculty, staff and alumni who go ‘Above and Beyond’ every day to transform our students’ lives. Thank you City & State!”
Angela Harrington
Vice President, Communications and External Relations and
Founder, Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, Berkeley College 

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Angela Harrington, a higher education leader who spearheaded the popular Women’s Entrepreneurship Week initiative at Berkeley College, was recognized among City & State New York’s Above & Beyond honorees at a ceremony on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Sony Hall in New York City. The award honors women who exhibit exemplary leadership in their fields and have made important contributions to society in the sectors of business, public service, media, nonprofit and organized labor. 

“Women in New York are making gains at all levels of politics, business and the nonprofit sphere – and in sectors that were once dominated by men,” said City & State in its Publisher’s Section. “City & State’s annual Above & Beyond highlights 50 remarkable women, including advocates, entrepreneurs and other outstanding individuals whose accomplishments deserve recognition on this exclusive list.” 

Honorees included U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng (6th District of New York), New York State Assembly Member Catalina Cruz (Assembly District 39), and Laura Kavanagh, Acting Commissioner of the New York City Fire Department. Click here to see the full list of honorees. 

Harrington’s career has spanned higher education, business and journalism. She serves as Vice President of Communications and External Relations at Berkeley College, working to elevate the College’s career-focused mission in New York and New Jersey, globally and online. Harrington drives regional, statewide and local collaborations with chambers of commerce, business, professional, community and faith-based organizations. 

In 2015, she founded Women’s Entrepreneurship Week at Berkeley College, a popular global initiative committed to advancing gender equity, business and entrepreneurship among Minority and Women-owned Businesses (MWBEs). 

“Angela is a trailblazer whose incomparable ability to create meaningful connections among people benefits not only Berkeley College and our students, but the greater community as well,” said Diane Recinos, EdD, President of Berkeley College. 

Harrington shared her pride in the nearly 16,000 students who have graduated from Berkeley College in the eight years she has been with the institution, and said supporting other women is central to her work in higher education. 

“Surround yourself with a supportive network of other women and individuals who can help you grow in your career,” she said in the City & State article. “Never take ‘no’ for an answer.” 

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, NY, and in Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park, NJ, with more than 4,000 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 nine consecutive years. U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College (NJ) one of the Best Regional Colleges in the North in its 2022 edition of the Best Colleges Survey.  In 2021 Berkeley College (NJ) was also recognized for the first time as a Top Performer on Social Mobility among colleges in the region. The website address is