Join the NJ Chamber and the African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ for a regional reception to help recognize and celebrate New Jersey’s Champions of Diversity.
The event will include passed hor d'oeuvres and an open bar. You will also have the opportunity to network with our Champions of Diversity, and business and political leaders from the across the region.
Dress code for the event is business casual.
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President & CEO
New Jersey Sharing Network
Honored for its novel “#DonationNeedsDiversity,” program, an initiative to encourage multicultural communities to become more involved in saving and healing lives through organ and tissue donation.
People of most races and ethnicities in the U.S. donate in proportion to their representation in the population. The need for transplant in some groups, however, is disproportionately high, frequently due to a high incidence of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes. There are nearly 4,000 people in NJ currently waiting for a life-saving transplants- 66% are people of color.
Eloise Samuels and Co-Founders
New Jersey Orators
New Jersey Orators, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C) 3 youth organization that teaches the art of public speaking, an appreciation for literature, reading and media arts literacy, civic engagement, college readiness and life skills to youth from 7 to 18 years of age in preparation for advance learning. Founded in 1985 by a small group of African-American corporate executives who were concerned by the lack of formal language skills of young people who visited and interviewed for jobs at their respective companies. Over the past 35 years, the New Jersey Orators has grown from one chapter in Somerset, New Jersey, to 22 chapters and more than 200 volunteers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with plans to expand nationally.
Dr. Daniel Jean
Assistant Provost for Special Programs
Montclair State University
Dr. Jean is Executive Director of the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) at Montclair State University which provides academic and financial support to low–income highly motivated New Jersey residents. He also started his own company - Wordstravel - through which he provides “doctoral swagger” seminars for educators, scholars and administrators in the area of leadership, retention, branding, diversity and career development.
The results of his program - retention rates of 91.9% (first-year) and a 50% increase in the four year graduation rate.