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Government reaches 20-year goal to award women 5 percent of contracting money

On March 1, the Small Business Administration sent out a celebratory press release regarding a milestone for women-owned businesses: For the first time ever, women-owned businesses have been awarded a total of 5 percent of government contracts.

How a recycler has become an inspiration to her female employees

Bayshore Recycling — a collection of six recycling operations in the Keasbey section of Woodbridge — is certainly making history with its successful environmental impact in the state.

For Women's History Month, a look at some of N.J.'s trailblazers

Many a Jersey girl has made American history. Yes — we've got actresses such as Meryl Streep, athletes such as Carli Lloyd and musicians such as Dionne Warwick to brag about — but New Jersey has also been a place for historical women to...

Dowlen thriving as her BodyworksBall gains national attention

Despite the skills gap in New Jersey manufacturing — and the lack of women leadership in the industry altogether — BJ Dowlen, founder and president of Bodyworks Enterprises, a sports performance strategic product developing group in...

How do N.J. women's salaries stack up to men's? The BLS has the answer

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday that New Jersey women who were full-time wage and salary workers in 2014 had median usual weekly earnings of $779.

Meg's mission: A photo with every Best 50 Women honoree

My first official interview for NJBIZ was with Adenah Bayoh — one of the Best 50 Women in Business in 2014.

Dad fights the good fight, seeking heroic role models for his girls

John Marcotte loves that his daughters are interested in comic books and their heroes. For one, it's a shared interest between them, and the making of, and dressing up in superhero costumes (known as “cosplaying”) has become a bonding...

How women can network better — and how men can network better with them

As a reporter and panelist for NJBIZ, I frequently attend various networking events around the state — for entrepreneurs, for industry associations, for those seeking to learn about millennials, etc.

How women business owners can avoid being overcharged

At this point, we are all painfully aware that, on average, women in New Jersey earn less than 80 percent than men.

A lawyer's lessons in overcoming MS and building a career in a demanding field

Denise Pipersburgh learned of her multiple sclerosis diagnosis after half of her face and body went numb in her first year of law school.

Meet this year’s class of Executive Women scholarship recipients

Throughout high school and her undergraduate studies, Eleanor Ojinnaka had to work long hours to help support her family’s household expenses.

At Louis Berger, she found a way to get company focused on women's issues

Jennifer Brunton was getting promoted — but she felt as if she was the only one. “I’d frequently have conversations with other women — in the privacy of the bathroom, most often — about their job and them feeling like...

How Leading Women Entrepreneurs is continuing its upward trajectory

To say the least, Leading Women Entrepreneurs has had itself quite a 2015.

‘Reach as you rise’: Lt. Gov. Guadagno’s keys to success

My new life mantra — after hearing her “drop the mic” last week during the second-annual Women Entrepreneurship Week at The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University — is that when I grow up, I want...