Women in Business

NJBIZ Empowering Women
May 3, 2023

NJBIZ sets Empowering Women recognition program

The awards will showcase tangible and innovative efforts by companies, law firms, nonprofits and other organizations to advance women in the workplace and community.

Kimberly Iozzi, the executive director of Dress For Success Northern New Jersey
Mar 10, 2023

M&M’s names Dress For Success Northern NJ’s Iozzi as change-maker

Executive Director Kimberly Iozzi is one of 20 winners nationwide in the candymaker's "Flipping The Status Quo" contest, recognizing trailblazing women who are making a positive impact.

The first-ever all female limited-edition packs come as the next chapter in our newest character Purple’s US-debut, and will feature our three female characters - Purple, Brown and Green – on the packs.
Jan 9, 2023

Mars-owned M&M’s kicks off campaign to celebrate women ‘flipping the script’

The popular brand is unveiling limited edition packaging featuring its trio of female “spokescandies," in addition to committing to donate $1 from every special pack sold to support strategic partnerships with nonprofits.

NJBIZ Women In Business Panel Discussion
Jan 9, 2023

Experts tackle issues facing women in business during NJBIZ panel

The group delved into how companies can add more women into leadership roles, what can be done to retain them, how virtual work environments effect the progress of women in the workplace, confronting adversity and setting boundaries to keep a work-life balance.

Caroline Gadaleta
Oct 21, 2022

JLL exec’s new book offers advice to build a career, with purpose (updated)

Caroline Gadaleta is executive managing director/head of tri-state property for the real estate firm. She's also a "wife of one, mom of two, and mentor of many,” and an author, whose new book aims to help others find altruistic meaning in the work that they do.

Sep 12, 2022

Mansfield Certification designed to accelerate DEI efforts in law firms

The program was named for Arabella Babb Mansfield, the first female lawyer in the United States, admitted to the Iowa bar in 1869, at a time when women could not vote and had virtually no legal rights.

Caroline Fairchild, chief development officer, Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey.
Sep 9, 2022

Girl Scouts of Northern NJ appoints chief development officer

Caroline Fairchild will work closely with President and CEO Sandra Kenoff on the strategic direction of the organization in addition to overseeing all fundraising operations.

Sep 2, 2022

IFEL gets grant assist to connect women of color entrepreneurs with capital

The Institute For Entrepreneurial Leadership received $100,000 from the Surdna Foundation to help launch the Women of Color Connecting Capital Access Accelerator Program.

Strat House Founder and CEO Erin Mills speaks with NJBIZ Editor Jeff Kanige on July 6, 2022.
Aug 1, 2022

NJBIZ Conversations: Erin Mills

The founder and CEO of marketing agency Strat House talks about what makes it different from its rivals, how she built the business during the pandemic and what it's like running her own shop in New Jersey.

Alanna Cotton has been appointed president and chief business officer of Ferrero North America.
Jul 28, 2022

Ferrero names former Coca-Cola exec to lead North America segment

As President and Chief Business Officer Alanna Cotton will be responsible for the chocolate maker's U.S., Canadian and Caribbean operations, including brands like Kinder, Butterfinger, Nutella and Tic Tac.

Jul 18, 2022

2022: Presenting the Next Generation of Leaders

Identifying individuals who show the potential to be great leaders is a risky undertaking. The qualities that make someone capable of persuading others to follow them are not always evident – especially at a distance. So to compile this list, we looked for individuals who have demonstrated such abilities, if on a relatively small scale or in fields other than business.

Barbara Kauffman will step down as executive vice president and COO of Newark Regional Business Partnership (NRBP) in fall 2022.
Jul 12, 2022

Kauffman to exit NRBP this fall

Executive Vice President and COO Barbara Kauffman has been with the Newark Regional Business Partnership for 34 years, starting as a project manager for the group’s predecessor organization, RNI.