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Notable Women of New Jersey 2020

This event has been postponed – we will update this page as soon as we reschedule.

Each year we celebrate Women’s History Month by inviting some of the state’s most accomplished women to speak at the library.  We have hosted panels of outstanding speakers from the worlds of business, sports, arts and letters, politics, and medicine.  This year is no exception!

On Wednesday, March 25 at 7 pm join us to meet with our next panel and hear their stories.


JoAnne Taylor Babbitt

JoAnne Taylor Babbitt is Vice President and co-founder of the John Taylor Babbitt Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization named in memory of her son and dedicated to preventing sudden cardiac death.  Ms. Babbitt has dedicated her efforts in support of the foundation’s objectives to install Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in all places of public assembly.  Her activities also include working with municipalities, schools and other organizations on policies and procedures to support the purchase and maintenance of AEDs and development of sudden cardiac arrest plans.

Click here to learn more about JoAnne and the John Taylor Babbitt Foundation



Bonnie J. Monte

Bonnie J. Monte is the Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.  Under her leadership for almost three decades, the Theatre has evolved into one of the most respected classical theatres in the nation.  Ms. Monte has garnered national recognition for her highly successful revitalization of the institution and for her commitment to arts education; and during her tenure, The Shakespeare Theatre has become one of the leading training grounds for emerging professionals.

Click here to learn more about Bonnie and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey



Rosie Taravella

Rosie Taravella is the Regional Executive Officer of the American Red Cross New Jersey Region.  She oversees all Red Cross disaster services, volunteer management, and service to the Armed Forces.  Prior to that, Ms. Taravella was Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross of Western and Central New York, overseeing 26 counties and earning the “Nonprofit Executive of the Year” award by the Central New York Business Journal in 2014.

Click here to learn more about Rosie and the American Red Cross New Jersey Region




The panel will be moderated by Myriam Alvarez, journalist and writer, author of the historical novel Flowers in the Dust.

Click here to learn more about Myriam




Students and adults are welcome to attend.  Pre-registration is requested.  Sign up today!

Click here to sign up online or call 973‑635‑0603.

Previous panels:

2019 | 2018 | 2017

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