To empower the futures of women in entrepreneurship and business, Berkeley College, in partnership with City & State New York, will host a special event that includes discussions with prominent leaders in business, government and media. Women Entrepreneurship 2020 is a global movement. More than 200 universities and colleges in 60 countries hosted events in 2019. The local movement provides a platform for professional growth, leadership development and activism centered on equity.

Register for the Event

Click here to register or email News@BerkeleyCollege.edu for more information on this dynamic event! There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is required.

Save the Date: Women Entrepreneurship 2020

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - Virtual Event
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Kathy Hochul Berkeley

Opening Keynote Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, New York

Joyce Chang JP Morgan

Closing Keynote  Joyce Chang, Chair, Global Research, J.P. Morgan

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

Jasmine Briggs-Rogers
Jasmine Briggs-Rogers, Director, Career Services, Berkeley College

Pam Cohen
Pam Cohen, Vice President, People and Culture, Affinity Federal Credit Union

Edwina Dunn, OBE, Chief Executive Officer, The Female Lead

Naomi Dunston
Naomi Dunston
, Berkeley College Student

Wendy Garcia
, Chief Diversity Officer, New York City Comptroller’s Office

Angela Harrington, Vice President, Communications and External Relations, Berkeley College

Jennifer Jones Austin
Jennifer Jones Austin, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, FPWA

Man-Li Kuo Lin
, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration

Melva Miller
, Chief Executive Officer, Association for a Better New York

Nancy Ploeger
Nancy Ploeger,
Executive Director and Secretary, IWEC Foundation

Nancy Robles Guess
Nancy Robles-Guess, Executive Vice President, Operations and Compliance, Eastern Funding LLC

Council Member Helen Rosenthal
, Committee on Women and Gender Equity, New York City Council

Michael Smith
Michael J. Smith
, President of Berkeley College

Amy Soricelli, Vice President, Career Services, Berkeley College

Angie Tang 2
Angelica O. Tang
, Senior Advisor, Asia Value Advisors

Elinor Tatum, Publisher and Editor in Chief, New York Amsterdam News

Jessica Walker, Chief Executive Officer and President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Adel Wilson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Celebrity Media Group

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

Women Entrepreneurship 2019 Recap

In 2019, Berkeley College hosted WEW events in two states, and stayed true to its mission of bringing the voices of the most diverse and accomplished women in business and industry to the table. The 2019 theme, Women in Leadership: Unleashing Your Superpowers, headlined events at campuses in Manhattan, NY, and Woodland Park, NJ, which were viewed by an audience of more than 400, either in person or through video livestreams.

Thirty-one panelists shared their experiences with how they surmounted obstacles and paved new pathways to success. Their determination to achieve pay equity, fix the broken rungs on the career ladder, earn a college education, and convert pivotal moments into opportunities will continue to motivate us.


Click here to view photos from the 2019 New York event.
Click here to view photos from the 2019 New Jersey event.

Media Coverage and Press Releases

Click here to read coverage from ROI-NJ.
Click here to read a press release from the 2019 New York event.
Click here to read a press release from the 2019 New Jersey event.


Feature Videos

Women in Leadership:
Unleashing Your Superpowers (2019)