The Center for Civic Engagement in partnership with the Center for Internships and Career Development and the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations hosted the Civically Engaged Alumni Networking Event on October 18, 2016. This event was an opportunity for Drew University students in their junior and senior years to meet alumni who have continued to serve their communities in their professional or personal lives.

Student feedback was overwhelmingly positive. One student said, “Thank you again for allowing me the incredible opportunity of attending the Civics Alumni Networking event yesterday evening. I had a fantastic time and made many outstanding connections. My experiences yesterday offered such an eye opening perspective to not only different networking skills, but also a different perspective of the professional world as a whole.”

As part of the event, Drew University was proud to highlight our participation in Women’s Entrepreneurship Week 2016 by featuring Newark-based entrepreneur Kimberlee Williams, C’95.

Kimberlee S. Williams is the chief executive officer and marketing director of FEMWORKS, an unnamedinnovative and award-winning communications agency. She is responsible for rebranding Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, once a blighted neighborhood, into a national model and music destination that attracts over 50,000 visitors to the City of Newark annually. Mrs. Williams led the Newark based event planning team that produced the red-carpet premiere of “Brick City”, an Emmy award winning docu-series produced by the Sundance Channel and events for visitors of the NCAA Sweet Sixteen Mens College Basketball Tournament. The US Census, Carver Federal Savings Bank of Harlem, Brick City Development Corporation, Rutgers University Business School, New Jersey Institute of Technology and the Alliance for Digital Equality of Atlanta, have all benefited from her strategic advisement.

Ms. Williams also recently gave a TED talk about the business opportunities presented by the new “multicultural majority.”