Press release — As part of New Jersey’s only all-female delegation, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini led a panel discussion on women legislative leaders today at the annual New Jersey Governor’s Conference for Women.
“New Jersey has many talented women who have become strong leaders in politics and business. This was a great opportunity to highlight our state’s diversity and discuss the challenges that still exist,” Angelini, R-Monmouth, said. “It was an honor to lead this panel, especially when there are so many successful women in the Legislature to choose from.”
Angelini was joined on the panel by Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, R-Monmouth, who has focused the past year on improving the opportunities for women in the work force.
“This panel reinforced the fact that although there’s still room for improvement, our state is a great place for women to lead, whether in the work place or State House,” Casagrande said. “Conferences like this will help make New Jersey state the leading state in the country for women to achieve success.”
Casagrande and Angelini represent the 11th District in Monmouth County with Sen. Jennifer Beck. The Republican trio makes up the first and only all-female delegation in New Jersey history.
“Our delegation is just one example of how far women have come in politics,” Beck, R-Monmouth, said. “Our society has reached the point in which the only thing that matters is a person’s talent, intellect and hard work and there is no state that embodies that more than New Jersey.”
The annual conference was held today at the War Memorial in Trenton. Gov. Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno were featured speakers.