Each year, the South Brunswick Commission on Women (SBCW) hosts its Annual Leadership and Career Pathways Conference. The Women’s Leadership Conference is an opportunity for young women in our community to interact with successful women from diverse careers. In keeping with the mission of the SBCW, the conference will focus on the following themes:
In addition to a keynote presentation and remarks from our other distinguished guests, we hold workshops featuring panels of women who are leaders across a variety of career paths.
This is an educational workshop aimed to give young women the opportunity to discuss what it means to be a woman today. Through discussion, viewing of media examples, and an activity called “Gender Boxes,” participants will explore our society’s expectations of women. Additionally, the workshop will demonstrate the media’s impact on these expectations, how these expectations are linked to issues women deal with (such as poor body image and violence), as well as how we can respond to these expectations.
This panel may include Teachers (Elementary, Middle and High), Principal and Professor. It will provide an inside view point about the training, degree and requirements to establish a career in this field.
This panel is designed to provide options to students who want to acquire knowledge and skills to work in careers on improving health, well-being, self care, mental health/mindfulness. This may include a massage therapist, a Dance Movement Therapist, a yoga teacher with a focus on mediation and mindfulness and a martial arts instructor.
Careers may include a child and adolescent psychologist , Registered Nurse, Surgical Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Psychologists, Mental Health Care Specialists, Therapists, etc. If you are thinking of going in the healthcare field, this workshop of related professions would be great for you.
This workshop may include attorneys and paralegals who practice in diverse areas of the law as well as law enforcement officials. This may include defense, litigation, prosecution and mediation attorneys, a government attorney or attorneys in private practices as well as police officers, investigators and special agents.
Examples of political careers within government, including political assistant, roles within the civil service, Diplomatic service officer, public affairs consultant, political journalists, public relations officers.
This panel will introduce you to physicians and dentists with different practice specialties including surgery and pediatrics. In the past, we have had breast surgeons, general practitioners, Ob-GYN, critical care, Emergency Room doctors and Dentists.
This is an educational workshop aimed to bring awareness and empower young women on issues related to Date Rape, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence by learning what to do, where to seek help. The panel is usually staffed by professionals such as an Investigator from a Prosecutor’s Office and a Sex Crimes Prosecutor.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education integrates concepts that are usually taught as separate subjects in different classes and emphasizes the application of knowledge to real-life situations.Careers in STEM-related fields are vast and diverse. They obviously include careers in the pharmacy, energy, programming, and engineering fields. The panel can include professionals from a private business, university and a Fortune 500 company and will talk about integrating STEM in real world applications.
This panel is designed to provide a range of options to students who wish to pursue vocational and other careers not requiring a college degree. This panel may include representatives from such areas as entrepreneurship, real estate, EMTs, fire service, nursing assistants and other skilled professions.
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