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Lt. Governor Guadagno Salutes NJBIZ’s 50 Best Women in Business

Trenton, NJ, March 25, 2015 ― Celebrating the important role of women in the state’s business community, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Monday night joined NJBIZ for its 10th annual 50 Best Women in Business Awards in Somerset.

During her remarks, Lt. Governor Guadagno shared her best tips for women in business, including developing a supportive circle of women colleagues and writing your own rulebook for the business you know best.

She challenged the leaders in the room and other businesswomen throughout the state to tweet their own best advice @LtGovGuadagno using #Best50WomenNJ.

“To always be at the top of one’s game is a challenge we all aim for, and this year’s awardees have met that challenge head on,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno.  “Their example will encourage the next generation of young women to push themselves and work hard to achieve their goals.  Congratulations to each of these outstanding women for their leadership and their drive to succeed.”

The annual awards ceremony honors women business leaders in healthcare, technology, higher education, finance and every industry in between who are influential in shaping the economic future of New Jersey.  Nominees are selected based on their professional accomplishments, community involvement and advocacy for women in business.

“We are truly fortunate to have the opportunity to recognize this outstanding group of women.” said Thomas Curtin, publisher of NJBIZ. “As business and community leaders, they are constantly redefining success within and outside the business arena.  On behalf of NJBIZ, we would like to thank and congratulate the 2015 Best 50 Women for their dedication to New Jersey’s future.”

Lt. Governor Guadagno leads the Partnership for Action (PFA), New Jersey’s four-pronged public-private approach to economic development that works to strengthen New Jersey’s economy and create sustainable jobs.

Currently, women run each of the agencies associated with the PFA, which include the New Jersey Business Action Center (Lt. Governor Guadagno), the Economic Development Authority (CEO Melissa Orsen), the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (Secretary Rochelle Hendricks) and Choose New Jersey (President and CEO Michele Brown).

The list of the 50 Best Women in Business for 2015 is available online here and here.