Gottheimer hosts Women's Roundtable


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos





Congressman Josh Gottheimer hosted a Women’s Roundtable focused on expanding opportunities for business leaders and entrepreneurs at ECG in Ridgewood, a woman-owned full-service firm managing meetings and events, executive education programs, and trade associations.

Gottheimer also announced his plan to expand economic opportunities for women in business based on three core pillars: 1) ensuring equal pay for equal work, 2) encouraging access to entrepreneurial tools: lowering taxes, expanding access to credit, and cutting red tape, and 3) providing education and training to prepare workers for the economy of the future with middle-skills jobs.

“Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate the women leading our communities. The business leaders who joined me today in Ridgewood are trailblazers who have been critical to getting us where we are today as a nation and as a state. New Jersey now has more than 230,000 women-owned businesses, which together create more than 260,000 jobs -- and contribute $45 billion to New Jersey’s economy. Yet there is still much work to do, so I hope that with the ideas and plans exchanged today, we can continue to fight the fact that women are on average paid 79 cents on the dollar compared to men for the same job,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5).




Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

State legislators: Sexual misconduct? Maybe. Records? No

TRENTON — A backlash across the country against sexual misconduct by those in positions of power has resulted in...

Read more »

Let's celebrate the 50th observance of Earth Day in the produce aisle
To the Editor:
April 22 marks the 50th observance of Earth Day. Each of us can celebrate by reducing our driving, use of electric energy, and consumption of animals.

Read more »
Image

(No heading)

Read more »
Image

First anniversary

Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST READ

Local News
First anniversary
  • Apr 18, 2018
Cartoons
(No heading)
  • Apr 18, 2018
Local News
Jefferson plans trip to WWE event
  • Apr 17, 2018

MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Lafayette, NJ