Diane is Founder of BW NICE, Business Women Networking Involving Charity & Education, a unique women’s networking organization established in April 2009, in central New Jersey. BW NICE provides women at all stages of business and personal life with support, education, and resources and encompasses three key elements: networking, education, and charity. Networking – BW NICE builds a support system of professional women who provide assistance and guidance to each other and those in need. Education – Members share best practices and methods for building a successful business and career. Charity – Each BW NICE chapter raises funds and awareness supporting local organizations in the fight against domestic violence and sexual assault. Additionally, each chapter provides critical support to women and children in transition through monthly donations as well as an annual gala fundraiser, The Red Shoe ™ Luncheon & Fashion Show. The Red Shoe ™ symbolizes unity, strength and empowerment and honors the journey of those who have been impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault.
Patterned after a successful model she co-founded, launched, and nurtured in California, Diane had a desire to connect with like-minded business women in the community after a number of personal hardships brought her back to her New Jersey roots to be near family. BW NICE was selected as a finalist for the 2012 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners of New Jersey in the non-profit category.
BW NICE has chapters throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania and is well on its way to becoming a national organization.
Diane is a native of Bergen County, New Jersey. She moved to California at age 20 and launched her career in the health insurance industry. In 2006 Diane moved back to New Jersey and settled in Hunterdon County, reinventing her life at age 50. She currently resides in High Bridge with her adopted son, Nicholas.