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New Jersey Black Women’s Collective
Leadership Institute

February 29, 2024

MCCC Conference Center
Grounds For Sculpture
A Few Virtual Sessions

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INAUGURAL SERIES: March 16 - June 8

Designed for emerging leaders in any sector, the Leadership Institute will help participants gain the skills and strategies needed to address current problems in real time, actualize their skilled vision, and build effectiveness, while developing a talent pipeline for Black women leaders in New Jersey.

The Leadership Institute will launch with a welcome reception the evening of March 15, 2024, followed by 14 intensive curated sessions led by renown keynote speaker and facilitator, Melody M. Fogarty. Sessions will include: Mercer County Community College high-level course instruction; a leadership assessment; a series of presentations, networking lunches, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions on a variety of topics specific to leadership, organizational culture, and personal development. There will also be a session focused on wellness, with sound baths, Tai Chi, and more at Grounds For Sculpture. The Leadership Institute will culminate with a capstone presentation and a completion/ achievement ceremonial event and luncheon. Participants will gain exclusive access to a group of mentors and senior leaders through the New Jersey Black Women's Collective (NJBWC) and MCCC community.

The Leadership Institute will be a beneficial step in the participant’s leadership development. Takeaways will include actionable insights into the participants’ own leadership, clarity about future goals, and valuable assets and tools for intentional growth.


Melody M. Fogarty


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Guest Speakers

NJBWC Leadership Institute


NJBWC Leadership Institute Syllabus
NJBWC Leadership Institute Cost: $1000


United Way of Greater Mercer County


Grounds for Sculpture


Mercer County Community College

About Mercer County Community College

Established in 1966, Mercer County Community College (MCCC) is a publicly supported comprehensive institution that provides opportunities for higher education through an open-door admission policy. The scenic 292-acre West Windsor Campus was opened in 1972 to serve the needs of Mercer County residents. MCCC’s James Kerney Campus, located in downtown Trenton, serves as an educational and cultural hub for city residents that meets the changing needs of thousands of students and community members seeking educational fulfillment and personal and career growth. MCCC President, Deborah E. Preston, Ph.D. Visit for more information.


About New Jersey Black Women’s Collective

The New Jersey Black Women’s Collective (NJBWC) is New Jersey’s first comprehensive advocacy organization solely dedicated to the proliferation of Black women leaders in the state. Established in 2021, the 501c(3) non-profit organization’s goal is to garner, harness and strengthen the economic, social and political power of Black women in New Jersey by directly investing in and advocating for Black women through coalition building, fundraising, community and stakeholder engagement.

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