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The Newark Museum of Art Hosts Women’s Leadership Forum Ft. Bobbi Brown

The Newark Museum of Art Hosts Women’s Leadership Forum Ft. Bobbi Brown

On Thursday, March 25, renowned beauty expert, bestselling author and entrepreneur Bobbi Brown will give the keynote address at a forum for women developed by The Newark Museum of Art and the Business and Community Council. The virtual event, entitled Women, Power & Promise: A Convening, kicks off at 3 p.m. and will also include a panel of esteemed women professionals from a range of industries, including real estate, business, healthcare and politics.

“We are anticipating a dynamic event with the fearless Bobbi Brown setting an empowering tone as our keynote speaker”, said Linda C. Harrison, Director and CEO of The Newark Museum of Art. “This convening is another example of how the Museum is redefining the role museums play across business and cultural spheres.”

Brown, a New York Times best-selling author and founder of Jones Road Beauty, EVOLUTION_18, justbobbi.com and The George, a boutique hotel in Montclair, changed the face of makeup with a handful of lipsticks and a modest philosophy: “The secret to beauty is simple—be who you are.” In the keynote address, she will highlight her entrepreneurial journey from makeup artist to creator of one of the leading cosmetics brands worldwide.

The online discussion will be held from 3-5:00 p.m. and will open with remarks from Director Harrison, followed by introduction of the moderator, Lisa Kaplowitz: Professor & Executive Director of the Center for Women in Business at Rutgers Business School.

In addition, an instructor will take guests into a mindfulness break and watch a performance piece from the revolutionary artist collective, The Guerrilla Girls.

After Brown’s keynote, attendees will hear what’s next for women in 2021 in terms of gender, racial, political and economic equality.

Panel speakers include:

  • Adenah Bayoh, a serial entrepreneur owner of multiple restaurants in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and real estate developer;
  • New Jersey State Senator M. Teresa Ruiz, a dedicated public servant and vocal education advocate with more than 10 years of service representing the 29th Legislative District;
  • Anna Maria Tejada, a top-rated attorney who also serves as the Director of the New Jersey Labor and Employment Group, and Regional President for Region III of New Jersey for the Hispanic National Bar Association;
  • Dr. Chris T. Pernell, a dynamic physician-leader and health and wellness visionary who serves as Chief Strategic Integration and Health Equity Officer at University Hospital;

General admission is $50 non-members, $40 members, and $25 students.
To register, visit https://www.newarkmuseumart.org/2021wwp.

The Newark Museum of Art and the Business and Community Council have received early support from the following sponsors:

  • Columbia Bank
  • Edison Properties
  • Ivy Alexander
  • McElroy Deutsch
  • Rutgers Business School

Additional sponsorship opportunities are currently available at various levels. For more information, contact Rena Jordan, Manager of Corporate Relations, rjordan@newarkmuseumart.org.

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About The Newark Museum of Art

Founded in 1909, The Newark Museum of Art is the largest art institution in New Jersey and one of the most influential museums in the United States.  Its renowned global art collections, supported by significant holdings of science, technology and natural history, rank 12th among North America’s art museums.  The Museum is dedicated to artistic excellence, education and community engagement with an overarching commitment to broadening and diversifying arts participation. As it has for over a century, the Museum responds to the evolving needs and interests of the diverse audiences it serves by providing exhibitions, programming and resources designed to improve and enrich people’s lives.

The Museum also encompasses the 1885 Ballantine House mansion, the Victoria Hall of Science, the Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, the MakerSPACE, the Billy Johnson Auditorium, the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden, an authentic 1784 Schoolhouse, and the Newark Fire Museum.

The Newark Museum of Art, a not-for-profit museum of art and science, receives operating support from the City of Newark, the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State (a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts), the New Jersey Cultural Trust, the Prudential Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Victoria Foundation, the Estate of Phyllis and Sanford  Bolton, the Wallace Foundation, and other corporations, foundations, and individuals. Funds for acquisitions and activities other than operations are provided by members and other contributors.

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