NJSBDC at Brookdale Community College Presents

Women Entrepreneurs Rock 8: A Special Symposium from October 17 – 19

Monday, September 26th (Lincroft, NJ) – The New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) at Brookdale Community College (Monmouth/Ocean SBDC) has just announced that it will be hosting its annual Women Entrepreneurs Rock event in a special symposium format between October 17th and October 19th. This year will mark the eighth time the Monmouth/Ocean SBDC (MOSBDC) has hosted Women Entrepreneurs Rock, which has since become a signature yearly event within the state of New Jersey.

The annual event, which has not happened since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is making a triumphant return this October in a brand new, multi-day symposium format. Each day of the symposium will offer event attendees new and insightful information about being a woman in business from some of New Jersey’s biggest and brightest female small business owners and entrepreneurs.

The first night of the event will take place on Monday, October 17th at the White Chapel Project in Long Branch, New Jersey from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Attendees will be engaged by a panel of highly qualified female entrepreneurs and business owners who will be discussing timely topics pertaining to being a woman in business. A ‘Q&A’ session will be provided to attendees to give them a chance to have one-on-one discussions with the panel of experts.

The Women Entrepreneurs Rock panelists include (in alphabetical, last name order) Shakira M. Brown (award-winning leadership communications strategist, soft skills maven and national professional speaker), Florence Dennis (founder and CEO of Flows Tasty Treats LLC), Roe Couture DeSaro (human performance leader and professional speaker), Eileen O’Connor (owner of DiCosmo’s Italian Ice) and Bertha Robinson (executive coach).

The evening’s MC and host will be Karen Gross, a communications expert and singer, as well as the host and founder of the podcast ‘She Rocked It’. Joining her will be the keynote speaker of the Women Entrepreneurs Rock symposium, who will be announced to the public shortly. Food and ‘swag’ will be provided at the event and there will be a cash bar on premises.

The second day of the event will take place virtually on Tuesday, October 18th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Four live webinars will be hosted online courtesy of Brookdale Community College. This full day of webinars will be catered specifically towards female small business owners and entrepreneurs. A Women Entrepreneurs Rock ticket will grant attendees full access to all four webinars happening on this date. Webinar topics will be announced in the forthcoming weeks.

The last and final day of the Women Entrepreneurs Rock symposium event will take place on the evening of Wednesday, October 19th at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. MOSBDC is bringing the Women Entrepreneurs Rock event back to its usual home in Asbury Park to celebrate the last night of the symposium at one of New Jersey’s most iconic venues. Attendees will enjoy a night of networking and unmissable speaking sessions centered around financing small business ventures and the challenges that women face in business. Food will be provided at the event and there will be a cash bar on premises.

Those wanting to attend and experience the return of the iconic Women Entrepreneurs Rock event are able to purchase a ticket for $20. Each ticket gives an attendee access to both the opening and closing physical events as well as all four of the live Women Entrepreneurs Rock webinars. To purchase your ticket or learn more about the Women Entrepreneurs Rock 8 event, please visit https://ce.brookdalecc.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=1274876&selectedProgramAreaId=1014086&selectedProgramStreamId=1175468.

For more information about the Women Entrepreneurs Rock event, visit https://WomenEntrepreneursRock.com or the New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJDBSC) at Brookdale Community College, please visit https://MOSDBC.com

About America’s Small Business Development Center
Since 1979, the New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) at Brookdale Community College has offered comprehensive training and counseling to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Expert staff and practicing business consultants help small business owners and entrepreneurs to develop business plans, find financing, accounting, and financial analysis, identify new markets, initiate marketing strategies, find procurement and international trade opportunities, learn green sustainability practices, commercialize technology and develop an E-commerce presence. This non-profit network, a federal-state-educational partnership, leverages funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), N.J. Business Action Center (BAC), the educational institutions that host the 12 centers as well as other private sponsorships and additional private/public grants. The NJSBDC Headquarters, located at the Rutgers Business School in Newark, NJ, oversees the network which is an accredited member of the national network of America’s SBDC. Up to 1,000 centers and satellite offices serve small businesses across the country, generating jobs, new businesses, and economic development. Visit www.njsbdc.com