Bari Weinberger Named Top 25 Leading Woman Entrepreneur in New Jersey

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Leading Women Entrepreneurs, LLC recognizes Bari Zell Weinberger of Weinberger Law Group in an esteemed list of fellow female entrepreneurs and business owners for 2013.

Bari Weinberger 2013 Top Leading Woman Entrepreneur

Bari Weinberger 2013 Top Leading Woman Entrepreneur

What I really strive for is to be viewed as an entrepreneur who is a role model for young women starting out in the business world.

Bari Zell Weinberger, family law attorney and managing partner of Weinberger Law Group, has been recognized as one of New Jersey’s Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs of 2013.

Chosen by the Leading Women Entrepreneurs Initiative, names of this year’s honorees were announced on September 19, 2013 in a real-time Twitter press conference that reached over 5 million viewers. The LWEI annually chooses a group of business women in New Jersey who exhibit outstanding performance and achievement in business and economic innovation, community involvement, and advocacy for women. Ms. Weinberger was cited for excellence and leadership in each one of these areas.

As the founder and sole managing partner of Weinberger Law Group, Bari Weinberger has built the largest boutique family law firm in New Jersey, doing so in under five years and before she reached the age of 40. Weinberger Law Group represents clients dealing with divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, and other family law-related matters. The firm has now expanded to locations, in Parsippany and Freehold, and a staff of 38, the majority of whom are women. Ms. Weinberger also holds the distinction of leading one of the largest sole partner firms in the country.

In her community work on behalf of women, Ms. Weinberger was cited for her work helping victims of domestic violence. This past year, she created a number of free supporting legal materials for domestic violence shelters and hosted a domestic violence program to help educate and provide awareness regarding domestic violence.
Weinberger hopes her recognition as one of New Jersey’s Top 25 female entrepreneurs can serve as a recognition to other women. “What I really strive for is to be viewed as an entrepreneur who is a role model for young women starting out in the business world. I work hard to lead by example and I strive to inspire other women to look at my success and say, ‘I can do that,’” she said in response to her nomination.

In 2013, Weinberger joins an esteemed list of fellow female entrepreneurs. According to LWEI data, this year’s Top 25 together generate an estimated revenue in excess of $5 billion, employ tens of thousands, and support hundreds of non-profits and women’s advocacy groups.

The 2013 Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs are listed alphabetically along with their company name and location:

  •     Lisa Ballarini of Montana Construction; Lodi
  •     Nancy Bray of Shelby Mechanical; Cinnaminson
  •     Elizabeth Corrigan of The Complete Package; Randolph
  •     Joan Cozzoli Rooney of Cozzoli Machine Company; Somerset
  •     Nathalie R. Doobin of HARVARD Services Group; Whippany
  •     Christiana Foglio of Community Investment Strategies; Lawrenceville
  •     Dr. Beverly Friedlander; Short Hills
  •     Amy Gonzales of AK Environmental; West Trenton
  •     Celine Greffard of OneCall Manage; Red Bank
  •     Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Centers; Oradell
  •     Lynne Katzman of Juniper Communities; Bloomfield,
  •     Poonam Khubani of Telebrands International; Fairfield
  •     Caryn Kopp of Kopp Consulting; Bedminster
  •     Thai Lee of SHI International Corp; Somerset
  •     Beatriz Manetta of Argent Associates; Edison
  •     Margaret Marcucci of Coranet; Westfield
  •     Elisabete Miranda of CQ fluency; Hackensack
  •     Christine Nichlos of People Science; Shrewsbury
  •     Katherine O'Hara of the O'Hara Project; Morristown
  •     Melissa Oliver of Star Bright Services; Rahway
  •     Sharon Olzerowicz of Hired By Matrix; Rochelle Park
  •     Tara Seager of Ally Solutions Group; Clinton
  •     Bari Weinberger of Weinberger Law Group; Parsippany
  •     Avis Yates Rivers of Technology Concepts Group; Somerset
  •     Jude Connolly Zimmerman; Kenilworth

On December 5, 2013, Ms. Weinberger will be among the women recognized at the annual "Unleashing Your Power" at Fiddlers Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, NJ. To attend the event registration is required at A VIP cocktail reception for the media to meet the Top 25, including Ms. Weinberger, will take place at 5 pm.

Leading Women Entrepreneurs is a media and events company that recognizes outstanding women business owners. The mission is to create a sustainable, ongoing environment that brings leaders together to showcase their attributes and contributions.

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