Women Who Will Education & Recognition Breakfast

Women Who Will
Moving Forward by Giving Back
2010 Education & Recognition Breakfast

Friday, April 23, 2010
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Grain House at Olde Mill Inn
225 Route 202
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

AWCNJ presented its second annual “Women Who Will…Lead, Mentor and Succeed” award to Jo Ann Dow-Breslin of JD Communications, LLC at its April 23 education and recognition program.

Dow-Breslin was presented with the award in recognition of her mentoring many young professionals during her 30-year career at PSEG as well as her volunteerism throughout the years. She is an active member and past chair of the Northern NJ Business Volunteer Council, member and past chair of The Newark Museum’s Business & Community Council, and has served on the boards of several nonprofits including the Center for Non-Profit Corporations, the Association for Children in NJ, and the New Jersey Association of Partners in Education. As she accepted the award, Dow-Breslin shared some of her experiences and described how mentoring provides the opportunity for a mutual learning experience between mentor and mentee…we all have something to teach and to learn.

Mary P. O’Malley, vice president, Local Initiatives in the Community Resources Department at Prudential Financial, gave the keynote speech, “Moving Forward by Giving Back,” which focused on the benefits of volunteerism. She explained the many ways volunteerism fosters professional development by offering experiences to learn new skills and opportunities to make new contacts. O’Malley described the importance of choosing a cause you feel passionate about; one that will allow you not only to expand your skills, but lift your heart as well.

The event educated, inspired and energized the attendees who represented a wide range of communications disciplines.

AWCNJ donated a portion of the proceeds from the event to Dress for Success.

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Photo: Courtesy of Shelley Kusnetz Photography

AWCNJ presents the Women Who Will award to a leading woman in communications who has made a significant contribution to improving the lives of women and girls. Her will to help others is demonstrated by her commitment to maintaining an ongoing, significant impact on the lives of others, especially women; willingness to serve as a mentor; and outstanding leadership.

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