Lynette Barbieri and Vanessa Coppes on ETTWomen

#HipNJ spoke with Lynette Barbieri and Vanessa Coppes, founders of ETTWomen and the ETTWomen Foundation, on the inspiration and mission of their organization.

ETTWomen was founded in 2012 when the pair decided to partner up and change the name of Barbieri’s existing organization so that it could be more inclusive to women.

What is the mission of ETTWomen? “We educate and empower women to pursue their passions and their dreams.” ETTWomen encourages personal and professional development for women of all walks of life. “You can’t have one without the other.”

“We offer individual mentoring sessions and biweekly workshops on personal development or business development.” Women come needing support in a specific area, and help is provided.


Now that ETTWomen has its own foundation, they are able to support individual cases that maybe slipped through the cracks of other organizations. Just recently, they were able to help a woman who found herself homeless.

The pair wants women to leave them feeling that they have a support system. “Maybe you can save someone else from making a business mistake that you made. That sharing of stories sand knowledge is what helps people realize they are not building a business alone. There is a community of women who have been through it and want to share.”

To learn more, head oven to ETTWomen’s website.

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

Since everything during the Fall months revolves around pumpkin…today is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day! We have the the best places in the Garden State to find a pumpkin cheesecake in time for Halloween parties.

Mr. Tod’s Pie Factory in Englewood

Best Pie in Tri-state

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Pie Lady Cafe in Moorrestown

#pieladycafe #breakfastwithmom #moorestownNJ

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Penza’s Pies at the Red Barn Cafe in Hammonton

It's just so beautiful…. #pie #foodie #ontheroad

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Roseline’s Farm and Bakery in Augusta

Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck

Happy Fall and National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day!


Women’s Downhill Longboarding World Champion Emily Pross

Emily Pross, Women’s Downhill Longboarding World Champion,  sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss her passion for skating and her ability to compete with the boys.

“I won my first race,” Pross states. This year, she went to places like Australia and New Zealand and even raced in the open category against the men, making all the way to the quarter finals.

“I dislike that a lot,” Pross says of being told that she is a really great skater for a girl. “In the 21st century, you would think that guys would be open to women being allowed in their space,” especially with skateboarding being a male dominated sport, “but unfortunately that’s not the case.”

Pross ranked 26th overall in the open category. “I’m very competitive,” she says. “Its nice to really put your skills to the test in the open category.”

For more on Emily Pross, follow her on Twitter.

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