Somerset Woman Nominated for International Leadership Award


Barbara A. Fuller

Somerset resident and businesswoman Barbara Fuller has been nominated for an ATHENA Leadership award by the Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce.

The award program “honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment … women and men who excel in their chosen field, have devoted time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and who also open paths so that others may follow,” according to the Chamber’s Web site.

Fuller is president of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Central Jersey Chapter (NAWBO-CJ).  She serves as vice-president of marketing for the New Jersey Chapter of The Project Management Institute, an international, non-profit professional organization and volunteers her time as a member of the steering committee for the Somerset-based First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens’ Entrepreneur Ministry.

“I want to thank NAWBO Central Jersey for considering me worthy of being a candidate for this prestigious award,” Fuller said in a press release about the nomination. “I have been proud to serve this organization and to work with youth and adults in my community to help them achieve their potential as entrepreneurs.”

Fuller’s company, Focus on You NOW!, is a consulting and coaching business specializing in small businesses, according to the release. Fuller also formed Bizney Universe, LLC., whose first project is a video game to inspire, educate and motivate children to become business owners, according to the release. The game is set to be released later this year.

As a part of Bizney Universe, Fuller created Bizney University and Build-a-Biz Summer Camp to inspire young people to be business owners. She is collaborating with community educators with the aim of bringing a similar curriculum to after-school programs, according to the release.

Fuller also created the Lemonade Stand Business Challenge for her church youth in 2011 and has, for the past two years, partnered with Rutgers University in the National “Lemonade Day” event. Both events are aimed at helping youth understand the inner workings of owning a business.

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