Continuing Education

Yes, I Can!: A Women's Empowerment Conference

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Conference Center
The Yes I Can Women's Event is being held to celebrate women's history month and provide an opportunity for women throughout the county to come together. The event is open to students, businesses, members of the college, and the community.

Cumberland County College’s Workforce Education division will host “Yes, I Can!” its first women’s professional empowerment event, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 in the Luciano Conference Center, 3322 College Drive.

The event celebrates Women’s History Month by providing an opportunity for women throughout Cumberland County to come together. The free event is open to students, businesses and community members.
The day’s activities begin with a 9:15 a.m. screening of the film “Equal Means Equal” the definitive award-winning documentary by Kamala Lopez, which highlights the successes and opportunities of the women’s rights movement. It is sponsored by the Displaced Homemakers Grant program.

A panel discussion follows at 10:45 a.m. on the subject of “Women Overcoming Adversity in the Workplace.” The panelists are: Beatrice M. Caraballo, Chief Executive Manager of BMC Network Communications; Professor Amanda Ota, Ed.D., of Wilmington University and a chapter head of the American Association of University Women; and Denise R. Poole, founder and CEO of Heart 2 Heart Services. The Honorable Demetrica Todd-Ruiz will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. She will give a presentation during a luncheon which begins at noon.

Registration is required, and seating is limited to 100.
The afternoon’s activities consist of:
1 p.m. Breakout Session - “Careers in Law Enforcement” presented by the New Jersey State Police.
2-4 p.m. Networking and Career Tables - Area businesses in attendance include Inspira Health and Elwyn, which are community sponsors for the event.

 

 

Schedule

8:30 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. Welcome by Dr. Shelly Schneider
Interim President, Cumberland County College
9:15 a.m. Screening of "Equal Means Equal"
Movie Sponsored by The Displaced Homemaker Grant Program
10:45 a.m. Panel Discussion on Women Overcoming Adversity in the Workplace
  • Beatrice M. Caraballo, Chief Executive Manager of BMC Network Communications
  • Professor Amanda Ota, Ed.D, of Wilmington University
    • Chapter Head of the American Association of University Women
  • Denise R. Poole, founder and CEO of Heart 2 Heart Services
12 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Honorable Demetrica Todd-Ruiz
Lunch (Registration is required; seating limited to 100)
1 p.m. Breakout Session: New Jersey State Police
2 p.m. Afternoon Networking and Career Table Event
4 p.m. Program concludes

 

Register for Yes, I Can Women's Empowerment Conference

 

A special Thank You to our Proud Sponsors: Luciano Conference Center, Vineland Construction, Unidos Para La Familia, Target, Hand and Stone, CCC Career Services, Cedar Rose Winery, CCC Admissions, SERV, BBBS of Cumberland County, Displaced Homemaker Program, Walmart

Swag Bag Donors: CCC Career Services, Cedar Rose Winery, CCC Admissions, SERV, BBBS of Cumberland County, Hand and Stone, Displaced Homemaker Program.

Raffle Donors: Luciano Conference Center, Vineland Construction, Unidos Para La Familia, Target, Hand and Stone, Target, Walmart

Be sure to visit these tables from some of our supporters:

  • Lincoln Investment
  • Family Success Centers
  • Displaced Homemaker
  • Elwyn NJ
  • Workforce and Continuing Education/ABE
  • SERV
  • Arts and Innovation Center & Clay College
  • Career Services
  • Wilmington University
  • NJSP
  • AAUW
  • CCC Women's Club

 

Admission Cost: 
Free