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Sheila Wellington, the Nationís Leading Advocate for Women In Business, To Speak at New Jersey Institute of Technology

WHO: Sheila Wellington, President of Catalyst, the premier non-profit research and advisory group working to advance women in business, will speak at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The lecture is open to the public.

WHAT: Wellington, the author of Be Your Own Mentor (Random House, 2001), will reveal the unspoken rules of the workplace. She’ll discuss the secrets and savvy insights of top women from her book, which draws on Catalyst research and provides a step-by-step guide on how women can advance in business. Learn how to master the art of networking, create opportunities, manage your time and negotiate a better salary. She’ll discuss the success factors and barriers that women face in the business world, especially the obstacles faced by women of color, and the pivotal role that mentoring plays in success. Catalyst research shows that women are not being mentored as often as men, which leads to inequalities in the workplace.

WHEN: Bukiet recently discussed his baseball model on CNN Headline News. He’s also been interviewed by CBC radio featured in the Jerusalem Post, the National Post (Canada) and other publications.

WHERE: Weston Lecture Hall, at the intersection of Warren Street and Summit Street. The first 25 students to attend will be given free copies of Wellington’s book. Light refreshments will be served.

HOW: Catalyst, based in lower Manhattan, identifies barriers and opportunities for women executives and, through its consulting services, makes the case for diversity to corporations. Under Wellington’s leadership, Catalyst’s annual awards to women-friendly companies have become coveted corporate Oscars. For more information about Catalyst please visit the web site: www.catalystwomen.org. The lecture is sponsored by NJIT’s Murray Center for Women in Technology and the Albert Dorman Honors College.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.