FWA-NJ: More Women on Boards
The New Jersey General Assembly is at the forefront of striving for gender diversity in our state’s corporate boardrooms. Join FWA NJ as we hear directly from the primary sponsor of a bill recently introduced in the legislature that would require more women on NJ-based corporate boards and from two highly accomplished women board members about their paths to and service in the board room.
While studies point to enhanced profitability for companies that have made diversity a core value, half of the population remains significantly underrepresented in the board room. Global efforts toward board diversity, tracking and indexing boards’ accountability for gender diversity, board training courses for women, and legislation are key initiatives aimed at bringing greater gender representation in the board room. Please join FWA NJ as we hear about these efforts, learn about paths to the board room and understand how governance is enhanced with More Women on Boards.
Sally Glick, Sobel & Co. Principal for the Firm and Chief Growth Strategist, will lead this timely and informative discussion with New Jersey General Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, primary sponsor of the NJ legislation, Cathy Choi, President of Bulbrite and a director of a privately held company in NJ, and Judith Reinsdorf, Director of Alexion and formerly a director of Dun & Bradstreet.
Ms. Pinkin was elected to the Assembly in 2013 and re-elected in 2015 and 2017. She served on the East Brunswick Township Council from 2005 to 2014 including a two-year term as Council President.
The Assemblywoman is the Chair of the Assembly Environment & Solid Waste Committee, Vice-Chair of the Assembly Health & Senior Services Committee, and a member of the Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee. She currently serves on the Legislative Select Oversight Committee, the Governor’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and Related Blood-Borne Pathogens, and the National Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference Energy and Environment Committee.
The Assemblywoman holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Rutgers University-Newark and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University. She completed a postgraduate fellowship in Health Policy and Research at UMDNJ. Assemblywoman Pinkin is president of Pinkin Associates, Inc., a health consultant and association management firm in East Brunswick.
Judith A. Reinsdorf
Board Director, Alexion
Judith A. Reinsdorf served as executive vice president and general counsel of Tyco International from March 2007 to September 2016. In 2016, following the merger of Tyco with Johnson Controls, Judy assumed the role of executive vice president and general counsel of the combined $30 billion company. Before joining Tyco, she served in similar roles at C.R. Bard, Pharmacia Corporation and Monsanto Company.
From 2013 to February 2019, Judy was a director of Dun & Bradstreet. In February 2018, she joined the Alexion Pharmaceuticals board of directors where she chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit and Finance Committee.
Judy has a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Rochester and a JD from Cornell Law School. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Principal of the Firm, Sobel & Co.
Sally Glick is a Principal of the Firm and the Chief Growth Strategist at Sobel & Co. In that role she is responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s branding, marketing communications and functions as an ambassador to the community, driving their business development strategies.
Sally is deeply involved in the community, serving on several nonprofit and business boards and advisory committees. She has earned recognition as a member of the NJ Ad Club Hall of Fame, Marketing Association Hall of Fame, and NJ Business Hall of Fame, while also receiving Commerce and Industry Association’s Chairman’s Outstanding Leadership Award, the NJBIZ with Lifetime Achievement Award, and NJ BIA’s NJ Inspiration Awards recognizing women for their leadership, innovation, philanthropy and dedication to the advancement of others.
Sally holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Business Management.
Cathy Choi is President of BULBRITE, a leading manufacturer and supplier of energy-efficient lighting solutions. Founded over 45 years ago by her parents, BULBRITE is a family owned business renowned for its commitment to innovation, education and exceptional service. Choi oversees all aspects of the company’s operations including sales, marketing, operations, manufacturing and product development. Bulbrite won the NJ Family Business of the Year Award in 2015, NJ Corporate Culture Award in 2016 and Best and Brightest Companies to Work for Award in 2017.
Choi has an MBA from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. Prior to joining Bulbrite, she was a Director of Finance and Operations for Independent Pictures, a division of New Line Cinema and an Auditor for Price Waterhouse. She is a member of Vistage, the world’s leading Chief Executive Officer organization, an Advisory Council Member for the Seton Hall Business School Leadership Development Program and a Board Director for a privately held company in NJ. She is a newly elected member of the President’s Council for Cornell Women (PCCW) and also serves as a Board Director for the Ridgewood Public Library Foundation.
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6:00 - 6:30 PM Registration and Networking
6:30 - 7:30 PM Presentation and Q&A
7:30 - 8:00 PM Networking
$25 FWA Members | $40 Non-Members | Light refreshments included
Directions: Use Google Maps. Directions: Sobel's office is easily accessible from Route 10, 280, and 24. There is plenty of parking available. The event will be in their conference room on the 2nd floor.
Special thanks to Sobel & Co., LLC for sponsoring and hosting this event.
Special thanks to Elizabeth Harper and Sally Glick.
This event is organized by the FWA-New Jersey Committee of the FWA of New York, Inc.
About the FWA
Established in 1956, the FWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization with a membership of approximately 1000 female and male professionals working in the financial services industry or who hold a financial position in another industry. The FWA has a long tradition of encouraging women to seek career opportunities in finance and business through mentorship and networking.
Reservations Required -- Bring Photo ID -- No Walk-Ins
Reservations/Cancellations and payments are required by Wednesday, June 5, 2019.