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Freeholder Board Hosts 7th Annual “Union County Women Mean Business” Seminar and Networking Event, May 22

Premier event for business women in Union County features Linda Wellbrock, CEO and Founder of Leading Women Entrepreneurs

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites women who own or manage a business or nonprofit organization in Union County to attend the Freeholder Board’s seventh annual Union County Women Mean Business skill building seminar and networking event on Wednesday, May 22 at the Clubhouse at Union County’s Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth.

This year’s keynote speaker is Linda Wellbrock, CEO and Founder of Leading Women Entrepreneurs. Breakout sessions will cover resilience, beating bad habits, personal branding, and more.

“We have seen interest in the Union County Women Means Business grow over the years, and last year more than 260 accomplished, ambitious women attended,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “Our goal is to help build the next generation of women leaders in our community by facilitating peer networking, skill building and personal development.”

Ms. Wellbrock has a lifetime of experience in advocating for women entrepreneurs, including work with non-profits and other organizations focused on the environment, education, health care, youth and family services, as well as the arts and trans-Atlantic relations.

She created Leading Women Entrepreneurs as a platform for recognizing women’s leadership, and she is currently Secretary and charter member of The Climate Reality Action Fund founded by former Vice President Al Gore.

Sponsors of Union County Women Mean Business this year are JCT Solutions,  KemperSports, Winning Strategies Washington, Suplee, Clooney & Company, Tropic Tinting and Southwest. Union County Women Mean Business has also partnered with the nonprofit organization Period, which works nationally to ensure that menstrual products are available to those who need them.

“Period has sparked a much-needed national conversation about a fundamental issue of gender inequality and economic justice,” said Freeholder Chair Kowalski. “Their efforts include advocating for change in federal regulations that currently prohibit the use of public assistance funds for purchasing menstrual products, and we are very proud to support them.”

In support of Period, Union County Women Mean Business attendees are requested to bring a sanitary item for donation during registration the day of the event. Those who bring an item for donation will receive an additional raffle ticket.

Pre-registration for Union County Women Means Business is required, by visiting The $40.00 cost per person includes a networking breakfast, two breakout sessions, lunch and a chance to win prizes.

When registering, attendees can also indicate their interest in participating in an interactive golf clinic following the event. The clinic is designed to enable more women to engage with the social and networking opportunities that take place on the golf course.

Pre-registration for the clinic is required and a separate fee of $20.00 applies.

For full details about the Union County Means Business event, including schedules and speaker biographies, visit

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