U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce Announces New Jersey Women's Economic Summit on September 24, 2015

Taneshia Nash Laird, the Regional Director of the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce | New Jersey-Trenton-Ewing, announces the inaugural USWCC | New Jersey Women's Economic Summit will be on September 24, 2015.

Taneshia Nash Laird, Regional Director for the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce | New Jersey Trenton-Ewing Region has announced the first USWCC | New Jersey Women’s Economic Summit to be held on September 24, 2015 at the Mercer Oaks Country Club ( http://www.uswcc.org/NJsummit ). This summit will enable attendees to be aware of the economic status of women in the county, how women’s economic status impacts our community and families, and will establish an agenda for the annual work plan to elevate the economic status of women in the region.

“The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce is the national champion of Women’s Economic Priorities. We work every day to advance and protect women in business and the workplace,” states Taneshia​ Nash Laird, USWCC | Regional Director for the Trenton-Ewing Region of New Jersey. “Women in Mercer County face unique challenges in advancing our businesses and careers and supporting our families,” continues Laird. “For example, while women own 30% of all firms in the County producing $1.46 billion in receipts annually, our firms generate only 3% of the receipts for all firms in the county. A primary objective of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce | New Jersey Trenton-Ewing Region must be to grow the capacity and receipts of women-owned firms in the county.”

“Additionally, in New Jersey, 46.8% of households with children under 18 are led by a single mother as the sole breadwinner. And yet, women’s median full-time earnings in New Jersey are just $48,000 compared with men’s $60,000 earnings. The struggles of women and mothers earning only 80% of what their male counterparts earn cannot be understated,” adds Laird.

"Women in Mercer County face unique challenges in advancing our businesses and careers and supporting our families. For example, while women own 30% of all firms in the County producing $1.46 billion in receipts annually, our firms generate only 3% of the receipts for all firms in the county."

Taneshia Nash Laird, Regional Director - U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce | Trenton-Ewing

Speakers will include: Margot Dorfman, CEO of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce; Elizabeth Maher Muoio, NJ State Assemblywoman representing the 15th District; Taneshia Nash Laird, Regional Director of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce for the Trenton-Ewing MSA and CEO of Legacy Business Advisors; Robin Marino, nationally recognized brand consultant including work with LFUSA/Global Brands Group, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and other leading brands; Carol Beske, President of ACT Engineers – a successful woman-owned civil engineering firm.  

The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) is the leading advocate for women on economic and leadership issues. As the economic leader for women, the USWCC creates opportunities, drives progress, advocates, and provides tools and solutions to support the economic growth of women across America. The USWCC (uswcc.org) is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization founded in 2001 with over 500,000 members; its headquarters offices are located in Washington, D.C. Contact the USWCC at 888-418-7922.