Symposium on Role of Women Entrepreneurs in Local and Global Community Development

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:30am - 10:00am
Rutgers-Camden Campus Center Multipurpose Room 326 Penn Street
Camden, NJ 08102
United States

The Rutgers-Camden Community Leadership Center will host its Spring 2019 Symposium on the Role of Women Entrepreneurs in Local and Global Community Development, in commemoration of National Women’s History Month.

According to the UN, gender equality is fundamental to delivering on the promises of sustainability, peace, and human progress. Distinguished panelists will share and discuss their experiences working with women’s groups locally and globally to build capacity in their families and communities, and sustain their economic livelihood.

Keynote speaker:

President, Women’s Campaign International 

The Hon. Marjorie Margolies is the President of Women’s Campaign International (WCI). Ms. Margolies was a television journalist for NBC and its owned and operated stations for many years, earning five Emmy Awards. Ms. Margolies became the first woman elected to Congress in Pennsylvania in her own right. In 1995, she led the US delegation to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing before founding WCI in 1998. For the past 20 years, she has served as an adjunct faculty member and fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, her alma mater. She is the mother of a combined family of 11 children. With the refugee families she has been sponsoring over the years, her household has taken care of 25 children.


Founder and Managing Partner, Fuentes Strategies; Founder and CEO, BoricuActivatEd

Jennice is the Founder and Managing Partner of Fuentes Strategies, a boutique government relations firm that provides culturally competent strategic guidance and political access in Congress, Puerto Rico and beyond. Jennice is also the Founder and CEO, of BoricuActivatEd, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to empower, educate, and encourage civic engagement across the Puerto Rican Diaspora. As the long-time Chief of Staff for Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Jennice served as the Congressman’s principal advisor, political strategist and top manager, advising him on all issues before the House Financial Services committee, including securities, insurance, banking, housing and the $700 billion Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, as well as immigration and community issues. Jennice is a proven strategist on political and legislative issues and has spent her career developing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, building coalitions with Congressional leaders and motivating Democratic and Republican officials to act on legislation.

President, Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola is co-founder of the Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce, an organization that facilitates trade and investment between the US and Africa. Under her direction the chamber facilitates US business entry into multiple African countries, advises hundreds of companies on business best practices in Africa, and presents at many international business forums on African trade and investment. Dr. Martey-Ochola advises women’s organizations in the US and Africa, HIV-AIDS intervention organizations, youth entrepreneurship groups and also supports establishment of computer labs in rural Kenyan schools. Dr. Martey-Ochola has been instrumental in increasing partnerships between US and African universities in addition to assisting college students secure internships with high growth companies in Africa. As a consultant with Ellucian, she helps higher education institutions around the world enhance the teaching and learning experience by helping them obtain the needed resources through State, Federal, and Private awards.

Freeholder, Camden County

Susan Shin Angulo became the first Korean-American woman elected to a municipal, county or statewide office in the State of New Jersey following her 2009 election as Councilwoman for the Township of Cherry Hill. In 2015, Susan was elected to serve on the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, becoming the first ever Asian Freeholder in New Jersey’s 21 counties. Susan’s record of public service also includes being a member of Cherry Hill’s Zoning Board of Adjustments and Human Relations Council. Susan is a 2010 alumnus of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies’ Leadership Academy. Her charitable activities included volunteering on the Board for the Food Bank of South Jersey. Susan is a frequent speaker on issues affecting the Asian-American community, public service, small business development, and international investment in New Jersey. 


REGISTRATION FEE: $20.00, Includes Breakfast & Lunch
CONTACT: Matthew Closter, Ph.D., (856) 225-6923, [email protected]
Business and Commerce
Women / Gender