For Immediate Release
March 25, 2003
Contact: Robert Florida
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
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.
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.