On May 5th, Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) honored KZG Principal Trish Zita for her trailblazing work as one of New Jersey’s most influential and accomplished women leaders. The award, presented at the Executive Women of New Jersey’s signature “Salute to the Policy Makers” gala, recognized 38 of the most successful women leaders in the state.
“We want to make sure that we are still continuing to advance the pipeline of women leadership, not only by having this great event tonight, but by ensuring that there is a fantastic group of women leaders for tomorrow,” Michellene Davis, the EWNJ president-elect, said of the event. Davis serves as RWJBarnabas Health executive vice president and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer.
Executive Women of New Jersey is a nonprofit organization that brings professional women together for collaboration and enhancement of business relationships and promotes the advancement of women to the highest levels of business, professions and government and provides scholarships to women seeking graduate degrees.
Proceeds from the Salute to the Policy Makers awards dinner are used to fund scholarships for women enrolled in graduate programs in New Jersey’s institutions of higher learning as well as other programs to advance women. Programs that benefit from the gala include EWNJ’s Non-Traditional Graduate Student Scholarship program, which focuses on establishing a pipeline of future women leaders. Since inception, EWNJ’s Non-Traditional Graduate Student Scholarship Program has awarded over $1.2 million in scholarship assistance to exceptional women attending New Jersey colleges and universities.