About the WBLF

Join us for this incredible, multi-day, virtual event!

September 22-24

Join us as we kick off our event with an incredible evening of networking. Then take part in the largest professional women’s conference in New Jersey! This forum brings large corporations, entrepreneurs, not-for-profits and students together to get inspired and empowered, to form an agenda that will increase diversity in corporate leadership, and to build successful businesses.


Registration Options

  Wednesday In-Person Cocktail Reception (Sept. 22, 2021) ($65.00): Join us Wednesday night for in-person networking at The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 DavidsonAve., Somerset, NJ 08873.

  Thursday & Friday Virtual Conference Registration (Sept 23-24, 2021) ($75.00)

  3 Days One Price: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday ($130.00)

Join us Wednesday night for in-person networking at The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 DavidsonAve., Somerset, NJ 08873 and attend the Thursday & Friday Virtual Conference.

Schedule

  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
    Cocktail Reception, The Palace at Somerset Park
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Cocktail Reception, The Palace at Somerset Park
    We will be getting together on the Terrace at the Palace at Somerset Park to give us a chance to connect, network, and find some old and new friends. You'll need to register separately for this portion of the event. Tickets are limited.

    Then, throughout the event, we'll be offering large and small networking options. Choose what's right for you or hit them all and see how many people you can chat with each day!
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    Virtual Conference
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    Morning Yoga
    10:00 AM - 11:15 PM
    Day 2 Opening Remarks & Virtual Networking
    NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka opens day two of the WBLF with a review of the previous day's activities and a look at what the day has in store.
    Joetta
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    Business Leaders TED-Style Talks LIVE with Q&A
    12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
    Break
    Get up, stretch and take a break.
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Breakout Sessions
    One live and three on-demand sessions
  • Friday, September 24, 2021
    Virtual Conference
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    Morning Meditation
    10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    Day 3 Opening Remarks & Virtual Networking
    NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka opens our Friday session with a review of the prior sessions and a summary of what's ahead followed by Zoom Networking.
    Joanna Coles
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    Keynote Presentation LIVE with Q&A
    Joanna Coles is the Executive Producer of ABC Freeform’s The Bold Type, now in its fourth season and inspired by her career. She is the Former Creative Advisor to CBS News, and Former Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines where she oversaw the editorial and brand development for 300 global magazines. She sits on the Board of Directors of Snap, Inc!, Density, Blue Mistrel (Frederic Fekkai’s holding company), and Women Entrepreneurs New York City, an initiative to expand female entrepreneurship, with a focus on underserved women and communities.

    The British-born editor moved to the U.S. in 1997 as the New York Bureau Chief for The Guardian, before becoming the New York columnist forThe Times of London. Coles joined Hearst in 2006 as editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, where she co-produced the Style Network’s unscripted show Running in Heels. She was named editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the world’s largest women’s media brand, in 2012. She was the executive producer of the unscripted series So Cosmo on E! in 2017.

    Over the course of her career, Coles has won numerous prestigious awards for journalism and media leadership. She is the author of Love Rules, a book with HarperCollins on relationships in the digital age, as well as the founder of Boudica, a newsletter and network connecting women across corporate America.
    12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
    Break
    Get up, stretch and take a break.
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Breakout Sessions
    We have one live and three on-demand breakout sessions.
    1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Closing Remarks
    NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka closes the 2021 WBLF.

Contact Us

  • Address
  • 10 West Lafayette St.,
    Trenton, NJ 08608
  • Email
  • events@njbia.org
  • Phone
  • 609-393-7707

Tickets – Save 50%

  • In-Person Cocktail Reception
    $65.00 USD

    Wednesday Evening

    6:00 PM to 8:00 pm

    Join us Wednesday night for 
    in-person networking

    The Palace at Somerset Park

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  • WBLF Virtual
    $75.00 USD

    Thursday & Friday

    7:00 AM to 1:30 PM

    Get access to the 2-day Virtual Conference.

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  • Combination
    $130.00 USD

    Get access to the in-person networking and the full virtual conference.

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