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Hudson Valley Celebrates International Women's Day & Women's History Month

by Lea Bishop, WPN

The WPN Women's Professional Network celebrates International Women's Day & Women's History Month 2022 featuring keynote speaker and award-winning business executive Laurie DeJong, CEO of LDJ Productions.

Please note that seating is limited and ticket sales end on March 18.

March 24, 2022


Terrace Ballroom

Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie

The celebration of International Women's Day (IWD) in the Hudson Valley is the annual signature event of the WPN. This year we are including Women's History Month in our celebration as well. IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. #BreakTheBias is the theme of IWD 2022 which calls for each of us to create a more gender equal world. Women's History Month had been designated by presidential proclamation to honor the contributions of women of all cultures.


$52 per person.


3-course sit-down dinner.

Coffee and tea.

Cash bar. Networking. Trivia contest with prizes.



Non-Member Registration is thru only.

WPN Members can register thru Venmo and avoid any processing fee. No refunds.


Thank you to our Sponsors:

Inspire Sponsors: H.O. Penn Machinery,Inc.,Hudson Valley Concierge Service, and Williams Lumber & Home Centers

Engage Sponsors: Nuvance Health and Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP

Flowers: Marianne's Floral Garden

Print Sponsor: Prime Print Shop

Raffle Sponsor: LeChambord at Curry Estate

Special thank you to Interact Marketing!

Note: If you would like to become an event sponsor or donate an item please email Thank you!


About the Keynote Speaker:

Laurie DeJong is the founder and CEO of LDJ Productions, a multi-million dollar event management, creative and production company based in NYC. She brings over 25 years of event and business operations experience to oversee the vision and strategic direction of LDJ.

Laurie is sought after as a global business leader in a variety of fields including fashion, tech, beauty, media and corporate events. Clients of LDJ include L’Oréal, New York Times, Google, Verizon, Rolls Royce and many more Fortune 500 companies. LDJ served as the producing agency for the management, design, production and operations of New York Fashion Week, the largest fashion event in the world. She served at the helm of this event for a decade and led the team that transformed the central showcase from a tented event to multiple permanent structures.

Her passion for business is equally matched by her passion for helping others. For many years, Laurie has been a mentor of women and girls in developing nations throughout the world. Inspired by these experiences she founded The Paper Fig Foundation, LDJ’s charitable initiative.

Laurie was selected “Enterprising Woman of the Year” and “Enterprising Women Advocacy Award” by Enterprising Women Magazine. Under her leadership LDJ has held a spot on the Women Presidents Organization’s list of the “50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Businesses in North America” and Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest growing companies for multiple years. Laurie currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Marist College, and the Enterprising Women Advisory Board.


Thank you to our WPN Website Sponsors:

DeLux Realty Group, Hudson Valley Concierge Service, and Mahan & Mahan Insurance.


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