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United Way Women's Leadership Council Regional Breakfast

Friday, April 7, 2017
8:00am - 10:15am
Bridgewater Marriott
700 Commons Way
Bridgewater, NJ

For directions, please click here.

Celebrate the Power of Women United!

United Way of Northern New Jersey Women's Leadership Council is hosting our second annual Regional Breakfast! The Council is part of a global network of 70,000 philanthropic businesswomen and community leaders. This annual regional fundraiser brings together dynamic and community-minded women from across northern New Jersey, while advancing our efforts to support scholarships for ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households. These scholarships help defray costs of child care and continuing education. The Council supports these community members who work hard but do not earn enough to afford basic needs so that they can achieve financial stability and provide a good life for their families.

Special Guest Speaker

We're honored to spotlight Maria Blet, national chair of United Way Women’s Leadership Council, as our keynote speaker. Maria has been a loyal donor since pledging $1 a paycheck when she landed her first job. Maria credits her involvement with United Way as vital to her success in business. Maria is a truly inspiring speaker who is very excited to address the growth and power of women philanthropists, a subject for which she has a strong personal passion. Her dedication to United Way Women's Leadership Council and her genuine enthusiasm for the work being done by the Council here in northern New Jersey are exciting and infectious. 

Honoring a Community Pillar

We are so proud to be presenting our inaugural Women In Philanthropy Award to Sue Wetzel, North America, Medical Device Transformation Leader, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems. Sue has been a champion for ALICE women and families as a founder and driving force behind our Council. 

ALICE Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship recipient Sebastian Galvez, who spoke so poignantly at last year's Breakfast, will share the incredible opportunities that have come his way since then thanks to the Council angels watching over him. Sebastian will also introduce some of this year's ALICE scholarship recipients. 

Register Now!

Registration deadline for the Breakfast is April 4, 2017. Don't miss your opportunity to join us for this premier event! Click here to register.


For more information, please email Michele Dreiblatt or call 973.993.1160, x128.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors.

Platinum Sponsors

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, Inc.
The KRE Group
Eli Lilly and Company

Gold Sponsors

Merrill Lynch
Mustang Sally’s Now: Driving Women’s Leadership, fueled by Maplecrest Ford Lincoln 

Silver Sponsors

Blackrock Financial Management 
Investors Bank
Morgan Stanley
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

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