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13th Annual WILD Conference: Making History, Fighting for the Future!

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More than 250 participants packed the East Brunswick Hilton ballroom for the 13th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference. The atmosphere of unity and sisterhood was remarkable as both first-time and long-time WILD sisters joined together, representing every union sector, age group, and job category as well as the labor movement’s deep racial and cultural diversity.

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Women's History Month: N.J. Women Lead Charge for Equality

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 By Laurel Brennan

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During the month of March, we celebrate Women’s History by honoring the heroic deeds of the many women who have made life better for families through acts of selflessness. We remember such pioneers as Charlotte Forten, a Philadelphia teacher who was among the first to volunteer to educate newly freed slaves in the South; Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, who fearlessly fought for workers’ rights during the early 1900s; and Alice Paul, a New Jersey resident who was the strategist in the campaign for women’s right to vote.

As is evident from these examples, the struggle for women’s equality and economic justice often has been led by trailblazers in the labor movement. As the beneficiaries of their actions, we pay homage to our union and non-union sisters alike.

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Registration Reminder for 13th Annual WILD Conference

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WILD will be here before we know it, and we look forward to having you join us for the 13th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) conference, which promises to be one of the most engaging and memorable WILD conferences to date.

This conference will be held at the Hilton East Brunswick from March 4-5, 2016. Please find the registration brochure HERE.

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WILD Conference 2016: Registration Open

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CLICK HERE for Registration Brochure

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO looks forward to welcoming all of our union sisters to the 13th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference that will take place at the Hilton East Brunswick from March 4-5, 2016. This year’s conference will offer new and enlightening insights into building leadership skills, women’s labor history, and the fight for our economic future.

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SAVE THE DATE: 2016 Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference

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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to announce the 13th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference that will take place at the Hilton East Brunswick from March 4-5, 2016. This year’s conference will offer new and enlightening insights into building leadership skills, women’s labor history, and the fight for our economic future.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO WILD Conference: Blazing the Path to Economic Prosperity and Youth Empowerment

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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO Women in Leadership Development (WILD) conference remains at the forefront of innovation, economic empowerment, and promoting union solidarity. The two-day conference, held every March to correspond with Women’s History Month, has become a defining feature of the New Jersey labor movement, and is the only conference of its kind in the country.

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2015 WILD Conference: Keep the Commitment Going!

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The Women in Leadership Development (WILD) conference has been empowering union women for 11 years, and as we enter the New Year, we are resolved to keep that commitment going. With our preparations for the 12th Annual WILD Conference well underway, we are asking you to help make this conference another landmark success.

CLICK HERE to download the 2015 WILD Brochure

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On Facebook, New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s WILD conference kicks off year-round fight for women’s rights

Women’s rights leaders embrace social media as a means to connect to women ‘like’ never before.

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Nearly 250 heed New Jersey State AFL-CIO WILD conference’s call for community & workplace empowerment

Country’s preeminent statewide union-women’s leadership conference strengthened resolve about gender equality in the workplace and beyond.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s WILD conference empowering union women to lead fight for equality

Gender equality and union solidarity will be topic number one at the New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s 11th annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) conference on March 7-8 at the East Brunswick Hilton.

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