Overview

As we begin to imagine our lives after the pandemic, we know that women’s needs and choices will be critical to how the world evolves. Will the millions of women who left the workforce last year rejoin it? How will workplaces be transformed? What conversations will women lead in the public square, and how will our art chronicle this moment? How will our philanthropy reshape our communities? How can women move the country toward greater social justice?

Join us on International Women’s Day for the third annual Women@NJPAC Gathering of Givers event as we explore these pivotal questions.  Our virtual meet-up this year will bring leaders from the worlds of philanthropy, art, activism, and business together to hear how they believe the future will unfold. Then, share your own inspiration in small-group break-out sessions where you can meet, network, and discuss ideas one-on-one with Women@NJPAC leadership and other attendees.

Special performance by Melba Moore

Featuring:
​​​​​Lara Abrash, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Grace Lynne Haynes, Visual Artist, and Inaugural Member of Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock Senegal Residency
Joanne Lin, Principal, Newark Venture Partners
Fayemi Shakur, Arts and Cultural Affairs Director, City of Newark
Salamishah Tillet, Author, In Search of the Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece, and Founding Director, The New Arts Justice Initiative, Express Newark
Nina Mitchell Wells, Esq., Former Secretary of State, State of New Jersey
Suzanne Willian, Co-Founder and CEO, The Co-Co

The event speakers include:

Lara Abrash

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Deloitte & Touche LLP
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Joanne Lin

Principal, Newark Venture Partners
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Fayemi Shakur

Arts and Cultural Affairs Director, City of Newark
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Salamishah Tillet

Founding Director, The New Arts Justice Initiative, Express Newark
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Nina Mitchell Wells, Esq.

Former Secretary of State, State of New Jersey
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Suzanne Willian

Co-Founder and CEO, The Co-Co
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Presented in association with:

In partnership with:

Abundancia Consciente
Association of Black Women Lawyers of NJ
Bibliophiles, An African American Reading Group
Essex County (NJ) Chapter of The Links, Inc.
Impact100 Garden State
Impact100 South Jersey
Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey
Junior Leagues of New Jersey
Latina Surge
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Bergen/Passaic Chapter
North Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey
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