Gail Bierenbaum Women’s Leadership Council
Gail Bierenbaum Women’s Leadership Council is a community of Rider alumnae and friends committed to taking an active role in leading efforts that will have an extraordinary collective impact on Rider University, Rider’s students, and members of the Council.
Why join the Council?
GBWLC members are a remarkable group of women whose passion, success and influence make them leaders, role models and mentors.
- Mentoring Rider students and recent graduates
- Connecting with exceptional women and business leaders through GBWLC events
- Programming that celebrates and advances women leaders
- Engaging in philanthropic initiatives that support GBWLC Membership
- Rider alumnae and friends who are committed to forging strong, reciprocal relationships are invited to apply for membership in the Gail Bierenbaum Women’s Leadership Council.
Rider announces major gift by alumnus
Barry ’76 and Gail Bierenbaum's unrestricted gift will be used to endow scholarships and programming for the Women’s Leadership Council, which has been renamed the Gail Bierenbaum Women’s Leadership Council.
Awards & Recognition
Marian Ashton Women's Leadership Award
The Marian Ashton Women's Leadership Award was established in 2016 to honor the first female graduate of Trenton Business College. This award is given to an alumna who has made significant contributions to advancing women. Alumnae chosen will have a long term record of achievements and demonstrated significant personal leadership over her lifetime. The recipient will, by virtue of her intelligence, vision and courage, have made long lasting contributions to advancing women leaders.
Janice Ellig received the award on October 18, 2016 at the 150 Years of Women at Rider's kickoff event where she was a guest speaker. The award was presented by Polly Dell'Omo and Karen West on behalf of the Rider Women's Leadership Council.
The Women’s Leadership Council is made possible through a partnership between the College of Business Administration and the Office of University Advancement.