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Panel Talk at NJIT To Focus on Area Female Entrepreneurs

Interested in starting your own business? Then don’t miss an upcoming round-table discussion at NJIT on March 23, 2009 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. Participants will have the opportunity to sit face-to-face with women who have started their own businesses.  Panelists include area female business owners and entrepreneurs. Stop in to hear how they got to where they are today. Questions are welcome and the public is invited to the free event. For further information, contact Judith Sheft at sheft@njit.edu or Meagan Hopper at meh3@njit.edu.

The moderator is Kathleen Coviello, director of the technology and life sciences division of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. She and her team work closely with early-stage technology and life science companies and investors in New Jersey and deliver Edison Innovation Fund products to this community.

Panelists include small business owners Janet George Murnick of UV Solutions, Inc.; Marge Perry of MZM Construction, Faith Baum of Illumination Arts LLC, Sandra Brown of Environmental Occupational Safety Services, Tamara-Magnum Thomas of the Sharpened Image and Nadine Vogel of Springboard Consulting.

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.