NJCU’s Small Business Development Center to Host Women’s History Month and SBDC Day Event on March 17

March 5, 2021
A Celebration of Female Resilience

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | The New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) at New Jersey City University (NJCU) will host “A Celebration of Female Resilience” event on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 12-2:30 p.m. In honor of Women’s History Month, the virtual celebration will highlight the fifth annual #SBDCDay, which recognizes the support provided nationally by America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) to entrepreneurs and small business owners pursuing success. The free event will honor and celebrate women leaders for their meaningful contributions to professional and small business communities.

“This event will bring together a variety of women to discuss their achievements, the obstacles they’ve encountered, and the lessons they’ve learned throughout their personal and professional lives,” said Vid Bahadur, Regional Co-Director of the Small Business Development Center at NJCU. “We invite everyone who is interested in the small business community and in learning how women in Hudson County are paving the way for future generations to join us.”

Discussing the significance of this special event, Dr. Michael Edmondson, Regional Co-Director of NJSBDC at NJCU and Dean of Professional Education and Lifelong Learning (PELL) said, “by celebrating the resiliency of women in general, and women entrepreneurs specifically, this event by the NJSBDC at NJCU compliments New Jersey City University’s mission of educating minds, nourishing souls, and lifting communities.”

The event will be highlighted by a panel discussion on topics ranging from the meaning of female resilience to women leadership and empowerment during COVID-19.

Panelists include:

The panel will be moderated by Gail Marquis, NJCU’s Director of Development.

Previously, the NJSBDC at NJCU has hosted a similar event, called ‘Women Warriors.’ The symposium brought together 15 experts in different panel discussions to outline ways to address and overcome barriers that hinder or delay success in women’s business and careers.

To attend this virtual celebration, register at https://bit.ly/3-17celebration. For any inquiries, questions, or concerns, email sbdc@njcu.edu. To learn more about the Center, please visit www.sbdchudsoncounty.com.

About the NJSBDC at NJCU
The New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) at NJCU, as part of America’s SBDC network, aids small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in Hudson County, New Jersey. Hosted by NJCU and funded in part through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, NJSBDC at NJCU provides a variety of educational and business resources, including periodic (virtual) workshops and confidential, one-on-one consulting and advisory services, offered as a no-cost service to assist entrepreneurs and small business owners with any aspect of small business management.

Follow @SBDCHudsonCounty on Instagram and Facebook and @sbdchudson on Twitter for updates and information. Small businesses in Hudson County interested in receiving business counseling can register here.

About NJCU
New Jersey City University is an institution of higher learning with an audacious goal: the development of our students, our city, our communities, our state, and the world beyond. We are a game-changing force for our students and their families. Whether our students are enrolled in one of our 50 undergraduate, 28 graduate or three doctoral programs, NJCU provides an affordable, diverse environment, and an exceptionally supportive faculty—all of which prepares them to be critical thinkers in a global landscape.

We’re also changing the game for our city, our communities, and our state. As the educational anchor institution in Jersey City, we’ve established partnerships to ensure the area’s growth directly benefits our students and community members. We seek to improve the lives of everyone in the Garden State, whether creating a home for the arts, bringing educational programs to K-12 students, offering bachelor’s degrees in partnership with community colleges, or providing professional development opportunities for adults.

At NJCU, we’re not just educating minds, we’re nourishing souls and lifting communities. We’re changing the game.


Ira Thor, Senior Director of University Communications and Media Relations | ithor@njcu.edu | 201-200-3301