Why Women Are Still Struggling for an Even Playing Field in the Workplace

50th Anniversary of Equal Pay Act of 1963

Date: November 18, 2013
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: H.R. Young Auditorium, Bey Hall, Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ

Speakers:

  • Governor Christine Todd Whitman
  • Robyn Mingle, senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Xylem Inc.
  • Seena Stein, founding partner of the New Jersey office of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s NJ office
  • Sherrie Sting, senior vice president, human resources for Meridian Health
  • Alitia Faccone, director of Marketing for McCarter & English, LLP

 

Monmouth University’s Leon Hess Business School and Business Council will welcome former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman on Monday, November 18, at 4:30 PM in the HR Young Auditorium in Bey Hall as part of a University women’s forum, “All Pay is Not Created Equal: Why Women Are Still Struggling for an Even Playing Field in the Workplace.”

Governor Whitman, New Jersey’s 50th governor from 1994 to 2001, is serving as Monmouth University’s 2013-2014 Public Servant in Residence. She entered the Statehouse as New Jersey’s first woman governor and the 13th female governor in American history. She also served as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington from 2001 to 2003.

Joining Whitman to discuss the issue of Equal Pay in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the original Equal Pay Act of 1963 will be a panel of notable women, including Robyn Mingle, Seena Stein, Sherrie String and Alitia Faccone.

Robyn Mingle, with more than 20 years of domestic and international human resources experience across multiple industries, is senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Xylem Inc., a large global water technology provider with 2012 annual revenues of $3.8 billion and approximately 12,900 employees worldwide. It was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the last two years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide. Prior to joining Xylem, she spent eight years as the senior vice president of Human Resources at Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc.

Sheena Stein is founding partner of the New Jersey office of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. Newmark is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Stein, who has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, is also the recipient of the prestigious 2012 Chairman’s Award from the NJ Chapter of the NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and was chosen by former Governor Jon Corzine to serve on his Real Estate Advisory Board.

Sherrie String is senior vice president, human resources for Meridian Health, a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin and Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. She also serves as the executive director of the Meridian Leadership Institute.

Alitia Faccone is director of Marketing for McCarter & English LLP and a former partner in the firm’s Business and Financial Services Litigation Group. She is the chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative (WI) Steering Committee and co-editor of the WI’s newsletter, Women in the kNOW.  She serves as an advisory board member to the Women in Law Empowerment Forum. Faccone was recognized as a 2011 Defining Moments honoree by the Women’s Venture Fund, a non-profit organization that helps women of diverse backgrounds establish thriving businesses in urban communities.

Facilitating the panel discussion will be Professor Peter S. Reinhart, Monmouth University’s MBA Executive Director and Kislak Real Estate Institute Director. Prior to joining Monmouth in 2011, he was senior vice president and general counsel for Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. for 33 years.