Hear from women in leadership / executive roles about the values, behaviors, skills and characteristics women need to excel to the board / executive level.
Celestina S. Quintana, Owner/Operator McDonald’s Restaurants
Celestina S. Quintana came to this country from Spain when she was 10 years old. She grew up in Newark with eight brothers and sisters. She graduated from East Side High School. Celest worked as a dental assistant for 15 years in Newark. At age 28, she opened a clothing store with two friends called Impulse in Harrison and then moved the boutique to Newark as a single proprietor. In 1992, she opened her first McDonald’s Restaurant on Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen. Since then, she has steadfastly expanded, now owning a total of 11 restaurants in Jersey City, Newark, Irvington, East Orange and Parsippany. Her restaurants employ more than 500 local residents.
Celestina will be speaking at the 2015 Women Business Leaders Forum on September 25 at the Parsippany Hilton. For more information, or to register for the event, click here.
Kathryn E. Wengel, Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain
Kathy Wengel is vice president, Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain (JJSC), serves on the Johnson & Johnson Management Committee, and chairs the JJSC Leadership Team. With 27 years at Johnson & Johnson, Wengel has worked with almost every business segment across the company, and her expansive and global work experience includes seven years in Puerto Rico and eight years in Europe where she assumed broad leadership roles.
Prior to Wengel’s current role, she was vice president, quality & compliance (Q&C) and the first chief quality officer for Johnson & Johnson, for four years. She is also a member of the AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education) Cross-Industry Supply Chain Leadership Initiative and a recipient of the 2014 AWESOME Legendary Leadership Award.
Wengel was born and raised in New Jersey, and holds a BSE degree in Civil Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University.
Brenda Ross-Dulan, Region President, Southern New Jersey Wells Fargo & Company
Brenda Ross-Dulan is an executive vice president and Southern New Jersey region president for Wells Fargo, overseeing 150 community banking stores and $12 billion in deposits.
Ross-Dulan has more than 25 years of banking experience. Prior to assuming the above role in April 2009, she served as the region president for Wells Fargo’s Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley Region.
Ross-Dulan’s many accolades include being recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America and as an Executive Making a Difference by the Los Angeles Times. She has also received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Economic Justice Award and the 2015 Black Enterprise 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America, in addition to other distinctions.
Ross-Dulan serves on the boards of NJTV, Coopers Ferry Community Development Corporation, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Howard University, and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
The 2015 Women Business Leaders Forum will be held on September 25 at the Parsippany Hilton. For more information, or to register for the event, click here.