WILD women are leading the way forward. This much was made clear during the rousing 14th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference held at the East Brunswick Hilton from March 3-4, 2017.
More than 250 union sisters participated, representing every union sector, age group, and job category as well as the labor movement’s deep racial and cultural diversity – a concept that cannot be taken for granted these days. The atmosphere of unity and sisterhood was remarkable as both first-time and long-time WILD sisters joined together to listen, learn, and lead in the fight to strengthen our labor movement and nation.
New Jersey State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Brennan stated that “While these may be challenging and unprecedented times, we have survived before and this time will be no different.” New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech stated that, “As the only state federation in the country to host an annual union women’s conference, participants have a unique opportunity to empower themselves and their unions.”