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NJ Conference for Women Announces 2020 Conference Will Be Virtual

Princeton, NJ – July 14, 2020 – The NJ Conference for Women, a program of the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber's Women in Business Alliance (WIBA) announced it will hold the 2020 event virtually on an online platform.


"We know the world is experiencing a hardship and a drastic shift in how we do business and conduct educational experiences. We appreciate all of the support and excitement our attendees have for the NJ Conference for Women. With this in mind, we want everyone to feel safe as they experience the inspirational sessions of the day and for that reason, we have decided to hold the 2020 event virtually," said Alice Barfield, Vice President of the Chamber and Managing Director of WIBA.


The event will offer the same the same education and motivational speakers in a two-day scheduled program that features a customizable agenda, sessions on demand, online interactive networking, giveaways and more.


The 2020 Keynote speakers include:

  • Leymah Gbowee- 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, Liberian peace activist, trained social worker and women's rights advocate. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Women, Peace and Security Program at Columbia University's Earth Institute, and is the founder and current President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, the founding head of the Liberia Reconciliation Initiative, and co-founder and former Executive Director of Women Peace and Security Network Africa (WIPSEN-A).

  • Victoria Arlen- Reporter, Paralympic Gold Medalist, Author. In 2005, Victoria was 11 years old when she came down with two rare neurological disorders, Transverse Myelitis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis. She fought for her life for five years, including four years in a vegetative state where she was 'locked' within herself, unable to communicate with those around her. At times, she suffered seizures for more than 20 hours per day. She was paralyzed from the waist down for a decade and incredibly, regained the ability to walk in 2016. 


"The NJ Conference for Women is the state's largest networking and educational event for women, designed to engage, enlighten and empower attendees from across the state, and we look forward to offering these same benefits this year," said Nicole Lyons, Chair of the NJ Conference for Women and WIBA.


In addition to the keynotes, the event will feature at least 5 breakout speakers and an Executive Keynote General Session. See the full agenda here: NJ Conference for Women will take place on October 29-30, 2020 online. Tickets are $125 and are available now at                                


NJ Conference for Women-The NJ Conference for Women is facilitated and managed by the Women in Business Alliance program of the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce. This nationally recognized program is designed to provide a forum to promote an environment for women to connect and build relationships. Focusing on professional development and growth, the program is a collaboration with business and community leaders and advocates for women's issues. The NJ Conference for Women began in 2012 and has grown to become the largest women's conference in NJ. More information about the NJ Conference for Women can be found at


The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber – The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber is a membership organization committed to promoting business growth within the Mercer County region and surrounding areas. With more than 12,000 individual contacts and more than 1,600 member companies, the Chamber's membership is primarily focused in five central New Jersey counties and stretches as far as New York, Philadelphia and Canada.  Included amongst its members are Fortune 500 companies, Global 500 companies, nationally and internationally recognized universities, pharma leaders, health care and financial services providers, and companies of all sizes.  More information about the Chamber can be found at


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