Hammonton, NJ – September 2007 – For the Second Annual “South Jersey Women in Business” feature, South Jersey Magazine reached out to several women’s organizations throughout the region, asking them to nominate female business leaders in South Jersey they believed best personified the virtues of diligence and success, diversity of talent, and a philanthropic spirit intent on giving back to the community. They heard from the National Association of Women Business Owners- South Jersey Chapter, The Women’s Business Enterprise Council, New Jersey Association of Women Business owners, and Business and Professional Women of New Jersey. After careful consideration, South Jersey Magazine narrowed the list to the ten most outstanding individuals, and EPP’s Eileen Unger was among them.
Name: Eileen Unger
Name and location of business: Emergency Preparedness
About the business: Emergency Preparedness Partnerships helps organizations prepare for emergencies through plan development, review and audit; training and plan implementation; drills and exercises; standard operating procedure development; vulnerability assessments and physical security assessments.
Why this woman: Unger formed her business in January 2001 and it doubled its revenue every year for the first five. Additionally, Unger was honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of their “25 Women Of Distinction” and NJBIZ as one of the “50 Best Women in Business.”
Fill in the blank: When someone enters my office or workspace, I want this person to feel…“Valued.”
If you could design Jeopardy categories for yourself, ones on which you would be an expert, what would they be? Electrifying Electric Utility Trivia, The Secret Life of Dogs, All About Ayn Rand, Natural Disasters in our Time.
In her own words: “One of the ways that I earned money to pay my way through college was buying old Volkswagens, fixing them up and selling them. So, I guess I was in business during college…I attended engineering school, and then went to work in the Nuclear Power Plant construction field, so I’ve always been involved in a somewhat non-traditional field…Our entire staff volunteers with the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association, helping to plan, organize and conduct their annual conference. The conference provides affordable training to emergency management personnel and first responders from New Jersey and the surrounding states. The conference has grown from 160 attendees in 1998 to over 1800 this year…I enjoy reading, working in my garden, playing with my two Siberian husky’s, and riding my Harley Davidson…If I wasn’t doing this, I’d probably be a mystery novelist.” Courtesy of South Jersey Magazine.