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AWCNJ Newsletter for Members and Friends
June 2015
Join AWCNJ on June 24th to
Celebrate Summer
Enjoy Wine and Food Pairings!

Mark your calendars! Celebrate with AWCNJ over a guided tasting of wine and tapas at our last event of the year!

AWCNJ's Wine Tasting and Summer Celebration 
Wednesday, June 24, 6:30-9:00 pm
Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas
98 Kingsland Road, Clifton, NJ
Details to follow!
AWCNJ Board Elections for 2015-2017
Nominations end Friday, June 12.

AWCNJ is conducting our annual search and nomination process for candidates for the AWCNJ Board and will hold our annual Board election in June. For the upcoming 2015-2017 Board term, we have openings for:
Co-President, and Co-VPs for Programming (Events Planning), Membership, Sponsorships and Student Relations .


Click here to learn more about each Board position.


Why should you consider joining the AWCNJ Board?
Board membership can help you grow as a professional by developing or strengthening your leadership and planning skills. It raises your professional profile while expanding your networking opportunities. You gain the satisfaction that comes from contributing your time and talents to an outstanding group of professional communicators like yourself. Best of all, you'll get to know your fellow AWCNJ members better and can forge lasting professional and personal relationships.

If you're an AWCNJ member in good standing and would like to become more actively involved by making a two-year commitment as a Board member, please let us know via email,, of your interest and the position(s) in which you'd be interested no later than Friday, June 12.

AWCNJ Website Gets a Makeover


Have you checked out our website's brand new look?  It's easier than ever to get the latest news about AWCNJ and its members on your mobile device, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.


The site has been redesigned for easier navigation while following the AWCNJ brand. Plus, you get to:

  • Find the most viewed pages on the top and right navigation bars.
  • Scroll through the site's new banners that link to featured articles.
  • Advertise your business on the right navigation bar.

To keep our content up-to-date, we are looking for volunteer writers, bloggers and graphic/web designers as part of the Marketing Communications committee.


If you are a member who wants to add your expertise on a communications-specific topic, provide a recap of an AWCNJ event, design web graphics and banners, or help manage the site's content (knowledge of WordPress preferred), please contact the VPs of Marketing Communications (Peggy Woosnam and Nancy Livingston) at

October 9-10 at Embassy Suites-KCI
You are invited to Connect... Engage...Advance with women communications professionals in Kansas City, MO this fall.

The 2015 AWC National Conference is designed with you in mind. Attendees will have the opportunity to Connect with other AWC members and speakers from around the country. The speakers during the conference will Engage everyone to think how best to utilize their communication skills as they inspire and challenge all to Advance in their professional careers.

For more information, visit the conference page.
AWCNJ and Women in Computing Team Up
to Develop Leadership Skills, Build Neworks  
Kathleen Cashman - Presenter
AWCNJ joined with the Association for Women in Computing, Northern New Jersey Chapter, to learn how to tap the leader in all of us during an informative workshop led by Kathleen Cashman.


Through a series of exercises designed to help us learn from one another, Kathleen presented insights into the qualities that leaders have - and tips to earn a leadership position.


"Leaders control their own destiny," she said. "Leaders determine the direction they want to go, then act with confidence." A key component is developing relationships that work and by asking questions. "If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room. We learn from one another."


To demonstrate, attendees were asked to write down three questions about leadership, then ask three different persons for their responses. Within minutes, the room buzzed with lively conversation as members of the two professional organizations mingled and made new network connections.


During her presentation, Kathleen focused on the need for future leaders to read - "leaders are readers" - and use every opportunity to ask questions and use the answers to develop a clear picture of developing trends within your business. Keeping a journal is a valuable tool to keep thoughts organized.



Discovering the qualities that define leadership was one of the exercises members of AWCNJ and AWCNNJ worked on together.

AWCNJ June 2015 Newsletter
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