Women Business Owners—Get tips on Building a Better Career Ladder with this Program!

Published on June 8, 2015


Our CEO, Jaime Raskulinecz, proudly sits on the advisory board of the Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship. She wants all women entrepreneurs to know about this great program — a speakers business forum titled, “How to Successfully Transition to the Next Steps in Your Career.” The program will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Juice Tank, 220 Davidson Ave. in Somerset, NJ.

You’ll hear from five successful corporate executives and entrepreneurs about building businesses and second careers.

See details below to register. It’s the best $25 you can spend for tips on how to leverage your corporate skills to maximize your success and achieve your goals.


Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast from 7:45am – 8:30am.
Presentation begins promptly at 8:30am
Registration required at www.wcecnj.org
$25 per attendee
Society of 75 Members no charge

Our panelists will focus on how you can leverage your corporate skills to maximize
your personal success.

Mary Livingston – Retired Global Vice President
AT&T Business Solutions
Mary recently retired from AT&T as VP Global Sales and has held numerous sales leadership positions supporting Fortune 500, Middle markets and small business. She has achieved the highest sales honors 5 times in her leadership roles. She also led a major change initiative to improve productivity and process efficiency which resulted in $100M business impact.  This work was highlighted in Jon Katzenbach’s book, Real Change Leaders, which demonstrated the role and approach used in change programs. She has also held various roles in Operations, Human Resources, Finance, and Product Management.  NJ Business magazine named Mary one of New Jersey’s Top 50 Business Women in 2008 and she was named one of the “Most Powerful and Influential Women” of the Tri-State Area for leadership excellence by the National Diversity Council.  Since retiring, Mary has joined the faculty at Interweave for the Emerging Women Leaders program, secured her Personal Trainer and swim coach certification; and continues to pursue her goal of completing 100 triathlons.

Peggy McHale – Co-founder and Principal
Consultants 2 Go

Peggy is the co-founder of Consultants 2 Go®, LLC (C2G), a Newark based consulting firm that provides marketing and analytic solutions to Fortune 500 companies. C2G was recently named for the third consecutive year to the Inc 500/5000 list as one of the fastest growing companies in the US.  Peggy is also the co-author of Black and White Strike Gold: Practical Nuggets to Grow Your Business.  Prior to launching her business, Peggy was a Vice President at American Express and a Marketing Director at AT&T. Peggy serves on the board of NJIT’s Interdisciplinary Design Studio and the Women’s Business Center of New Jersey. She is also a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization, NJAWBO and NJTC. Peggy was recently named a finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year for NJ. She received an MBA in finance from St. John’s University and graduated from the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

Helen Denise – CEO
HiLin Life Products

As a producer of KNOWWHENR Fertility Products, she is helping women around the globe. With a drop of saliva, ovulation can be indicated for natural family planning. It’s 98% accurate, 100% natural, CE certified, FDA cleared, patent filed and is the only product of its kind holding a US clincial trial which is published in the Journal of Women’s Health. Each kit comes with an educational CD and a free personal App. The KNOWWHEN Fertility Monitor is sold on CVS.com and at CVS and Supervalu stores. Helen has won numerous awards including The Sharkette Tank Awards at the Own It Ventures Expo, the NJ Finalist in the SBA national contest InnovateHer, and named “The Company Most Likely to Succeed at the NJ Venture Conference. Helen has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Star Ledger, Fox News, NJ Biz, Forbes, Time.com, Yahoo and many other online and print publications.

Esther Luongo Psarakis – President

As an entrepreneur, Esther launched Foodpreneur, an educational food consultancy dedicated to educating early stage food companies and international brands seeking expansion into the US market. She has worked with companies across the US as well as Tunisia, France, Ecuador and other countries. Foodpreneur developed out of her experiences from launching Taste of Crete, an award winning gourmet food company which imported artisan Greek Food products. Esther has won many awards including NJSBDC Success Award and Sam’s Club Emerging Women Entrepreneur. She has held leadership positions at American Express and Citigroup. She has a BA in Communications from Douglass College, Rutgers University and is a graduate of the Rutgers Graduate School of Business Entrepreneurial Pioneers Initiative Program and holds a Certificate in International Market Entry from the US Department of Commerce.

Kawanzaa King – Media Expert and Leadership Coach
Kawanzaa began a rewarding career at Lucent Technologies where she championed excellence in positions of Project Management, Customer Business Solutions, and Sales. It was during her successful tenure as a Sales Executive that she discovered and refined her gift to connect and build relationships with her customers. This gift would later serve her radio and TV audience. Kawanzaa is the creator and producer of Live Life On Purpose Today! a vlog (journalistic video) that profiles the human story of passion and purpose. She is currently the anchor for Hometowne TV in Summit, New Jersey. Kawanzaa is a graduate of Goucher College with a BA in Business Management. A 2015 graduate of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, Kawanzaa is also a certified Core Energy Leadership Coach.

The WCEC welcomes any questions. Please call 973-507-9700.


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