For health and safety reasons, we aren’t hosting our annual Holiday Networking & Charity Breakfast in December, but we can still have some fun and share the holiday spirit!
Please join NJSWEP on Zoom for a virtual holiday happy hour event on Wednesday, December 16th from 4-5:30pm! Put work aside, prepare yourself a cocktail or mocktail, and get festive with your NJSWEP friends.
Like last year, NJSWEP will be supporting WomenRising in Jersey City as our charity. They have created an Amazon Wishlist full of gifts for their clients. If you are able, please choose a gift to donate to WomenRising. You’ll have a chance to hear about the organization and their important mission at the event, but feel free to check out their website in the meantime.
To help get you into the holiday spirit, we will hold two raffles – an ugly holiday sweater raffle and a holiday background raffle. Wear your ugly holiday sweater or spice up your Zoom background (virtual or real) with holiday décor. Feeling really festive?!?! Do BOTH and be entered into both raffles. The winners will be drawn out of hat at the conclusion of the event and awarded $25 Amazon gift cards.
Feel free to bring your own holiday cocktails or mocktails to enjoy during the event. For inspiration, try one (or two?) of these easy, holiday cocktails from The Modern Proper.
The format will be similar to our October virtual networking event, but a bit longer. We will spend a little time upfront saying hello and introducing Women Rising. Then, we will randomly assign attendees into breakout rooms where a facilitator will moderate the conversation. You’ll have an opportunity to make personal connections with other NJSWEP members and network. Connections are more easily made in person, but absent that, video is preferred over audio only. We highly recommend that everyone turn on their cameras and show their beautiful faces (and ugly sweaters! and festive backgrounds!). After two breakout sessions, we’ll gather back together to announce the raffle winners and say goodbye.
Registration is now open! The event is free and open to NJSWEP members only. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants the day before to the event. Due to the restrictions of a virtual platform on the networking aspect of the event and to facilitate connections, we are creating an attendee directory to be shared with all participants. On the registration page, please indicate your name, company, title, and email as you would like it to appear on the directory.