The Institute for Women's Leadership Presents Program for 'Women Ready to Make a Difference'

The Institute for Women's Leadership Presents Program for 'Women Ready to Make a Difference'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University will present a new program for women leaders of the baby boom generation from June 2 to June 6 in New Brunswick.

Crystal-Barkley’s “Life\Work Design Program for Women Ready to Make a Difference” is for women leaders who want to make the next step in their life – whether retirement, career move or new life direction – the most enjoyable and effective they have ever taken.

Nella G. Barkley, co-founder and chief executive officer of the Crystal-Barkley Corporation, along with Sandy Parker, Douglass College Class of 1975 and former vice president and treasurer of the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, will lead a limited number of participants to discover how they can use their skills as tools for effecting social change in environments of their choosing and under the most favorable conditions.

“Women who are approaching retirement and thinking creatively about their next phase of work and life are a powerful resource for social change,” said Mary Hartman, professor and director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University. “We are delighted to collaborate with Nella Barkley and Sandy Parker to make this opportunity available to the first wave of the largest pool of educated career and professional women ever to enter into retirement.”

Participants will leave the five-day program having already taken the first steps toward their newly identified goals with individually crafted action plans. They will subsequently enjoy one-on-one coaching through the implementation process.

“Goals are complex constructs," Barkley said. “They don’t arrive full blown but, with coaching, they do arrive and – when they do – they illuminate every step you take in life.”  

For more program and registration information, call 800-333-9003 or contact Sandy Parker at

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