For Immediate Release
March 25, 2003

Contact:  Robert Florida
                Public Relations
                (973) 596-5203


Sheila Wellington, the Nation’s 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: The lecture is sponsored by NJIT’s Murray Center for Women in Technology and the Albert Dorman Honors College.


NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.

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