The New Jersey State AFL-CIO sponsors the Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference to address the broad questions of how unions help women and how women help unions.

The WILD Conference is designed to ensure that union women have every opportunity to be educated, develop leadership skills, and build diversity within the labor movement. Attendees at the annual WILD Conference meet and talk with national and state union leaders, organizers, educators, and authors—all of whom detail the challenges they face as well as their strategies for organizing and advocating for workers.

The WILD Conference is always held in March in honor of Women’s History Month. It begins on Friday night with guest speakers and a dinner reception for networking. Workshops, panel discussions, and a keynote speaker are among the Saturday highlights.

Conference Brochure

We are pleased to announce that the 17th Annual Women In Leadership Development (WILD) Conference will be held at
the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel on March 13-14, 2020.

This year’s conference will welcome several distinguished speakers as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote. We will also welcome back Bev Grant, whose We Were There performance is an opportunity for us all to celebrate and experience some of the world’s most courageous women leaders.

To cap off the conference, we will address the challenges faced by working women and trade unionists through the Cultural Change Training Program conducted by our own New Jersey WILD sisters.

This conference builds on WILD’s tradition of empowering ourselves, our unions and our communities. We thank you for your continued support.


When you put your hand to the plow,
you can’t put it down until you get to the end of the row.

– Alice Paul