Inter Agency Council is proud to host the Salem County Women's Conference.
The first annual Salem
County Women’s Conference, “Building Strong Women for Success”, in October,
2008, over one hundred women from diverse backgrounds heard and spoke with
several inspiring individuals who shared their time and insights. Evaluations of the event reflected the
positive reactions that were visible that day.
The 2009 event
motivated women experiencing difficult circumstances that create barriers to
County has the second-highest
percentage of births to girls ages 10 to 19 in New Jersey.
At this time, 11% of Salem
County births are to
girls in this age range; the national average is 4.25%. Also, increasing crime, substance abuse and
gang activity challenge the ability of Salem County
women to succeed.
The supports and
activities implemented at the conference better prepare Salem County
women to meet life demands. It is vital
to reach out to this population to offer them stability and empowerment. We must ensure that Salem County’s
mothers, wives, daughters and sisters have the skills needed to serve in
multiple roles to the best of their ability and are capable of passing that
essence to the next generation.
The 2010 conference
focused on quality of life issues for women.