Matrix New World Engineering Leader Is Participant On Diversity, Leadership And Inclusion Panel

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  • Newark, NJ (1888PressRelease) May 13, 2022 - Olga Abinader, Director of Environmental Review and Land Use Planning, (Matrix) recently joined the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ: The Art of Being a Modern Latina event as a panelist. This is an annual event that covers varied topics such as diversity in the workplace and leadership.

    The renowned New Jersey State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest in the state, hosted this event. The moderator was CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Bella Magazine, Vanessa Coppes.

    The panel discussion focused on strategies for modern Latina woman to be successful in various industries. Abinader and her fellow panelists discussed diversity in the workplace, their journeys in their respective fields, and what it takes for a modern Latina to succeed and thrive in various industries. For more information on the event, please click here.

    According to Jayne Warne PE, President, “As a women-owned firm, Matrix takes pride in our dedication to diversity, leadership and inclusion. Olga Abinader is the perfect embodiment of all three of these traits and we were pleased to have her represent the company.”

    To speak with Matrix, please contact Amy Delman, Amy Delman Public Relations, LLC, 201.563.4614 or amydelmanpr ( @ ) verizon dot net dot

    About The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey
    The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (SHCCNJ), had its beginnings in 1989 when business leaders met with Governor Tom Kean and were encouraged to start a Chamber to foster, mentor, and train Hispanic-owned businesses in New Jersey. Over the years, NJBIZ has ranked the chamber among the largest in the state.

    As a not-for-profit organization for over 30 years, SHCCNJ is the voice of the 120,000 Hispanic owned businesses that contribute over $20 Billion to the State’s economy. The Chamber is the premier vehicle to access the Latino community and its formidable purchasing power, as evidenced by our growth of non-Hispanic membership reaching 45 percent.

    About Olga Abinader
    Born in the Dominican Republic, Abinader emigrated with her family to Salem, Massachusetts in the early 1990s. Her family maintained strong connections to their Caribbean heritage by speaking only Spanish at home. As a fully bilingual English and Spanish speaker, Abinader translated for family and friends who had limited English skills. In 1999, Abinader assumed a leadership role in the “La Union Latina” organization, established in 1987 at Salem High School to celebrate Latin-American culture and traditions. In 2007, Hispanic Business Inc. recognized Abinader as a Winner’s Circle Scholar at the Hispanic Business’ annual Woman of the Year Awards event.

    As the former Director of the Environmental Assessment and Review Division with the NYC Department of City Planning, Abinader led hundreds of active City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) applications to support transit-oriented growth, housing production and affordability, economic development and resilient and sustainable communities across NYC. Abinader received her Master of Urban Planning from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Brown University.

    Abinader is currently Matrix’s Director of Environmental Review and Land Use Planning. Additionally, she serves as lead on ESG, an Environmental, Social and Governance initiative. ESG is defined as a set of standards that an ethical, environmentally conscious, socially conscious and transparent company agrees to uphold. In doing so, ESG-focused companies take a fresh, progressive approach in the way they do business– they do their part in tackling the health of our planet and addressing inequality both internally within the company, and where feasible, externally.

    About Matrix New World Engineering
    Matrix New World Engineering is a company of engineering and science experts who focus on some of the nation’s most pressing long-term challenges, including climate change, resiliency, ecological restoration, contamination studies, water supply, disaster response, and urban revitalization. Matrix believes solving environmental challenges through careful planning and engineering is an indispensable measure of success.

    Matrix is a growing woman-owned business with offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Arizona, and Louisiana coupled with project experience throughout the United States and the Caribbean. For more information on the firm, please contact: Jayne Warne, President 800.747.MATRIX, jwarne ( @ ) mnwe dot com
    Certified WBE, DBE Business

    Media Contact:
    Amy Delman
    Amy Delman Public Relations, LLC

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