Women leaders from across the state have been selected for the Advisory Council for the 9th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, these women work together to create an empowering and inspirational day for attendees year after year.
The Council is comprised of women who understand the importance of personal and professional development and who are committed to dropping the ladder down for the next generation of aspiring female leaders:
Mary Stengel Austen, President & CEO, Tierney
Loraine Ballard Morrill, News and Community Affairs Director, Clear Channel Radio
Elva L. Bankins, Executive Vice President – Corporate Services, OI Partners
Autumn Bayles, VP Strategic Development, Aramark
Ellen M. Cavanaugh, Vice President – Support Services Exelon, Exelon Corporation
Patricia A. Coulter, President & CEO, Urban League of Philadelphia
Maxine Dotseth, Managing Director, Sales – BNY Mellon Asset Servicing
Happy Craven Fernandez, President, Moore College of Art and Design
Varsovia Fernandez, President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Carol Fitzgerald, Executive Director, The Pennsylvania Society
Amy Gutmann, Ph.D., President, University of Pennsylvania
Irene Horstmann Hannan, Senior Vice President, Citizens Bank
Meryl Levitz, President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Tourism & Marketing Campaign
Charisse R. Lillie, Vice President of Community Investment for Comcast Corporation and President of the Comcast Foundation
Kyra G. McGrath, Executive Vice President & COO, WHYY, Inc.
Judith L. Mondre, Founder & President, Mondre Energy, Inc.
Henri G. Moore, Senior Vice President & Director of Public Affairs – PA, NJ, DE, Citizens Bank
Linda Munich, Vice President of Public Affairs, WPVI-TV
Bernadine Munley, Esq., Partner – Litigation Division, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Lisa J. Nutter, President, Philadelphia Academies, Inc.
Eliana Papadakis, M. Ed. Hon. Ph.D.
Natalye Paquin, Esq., CEO – Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
Alicja Plonska, CSNA, PIA, Financial Advisor – Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
Siobhan A. Reardon, President & Director, Free Library of Philadelphia
Blondell Reynolds-Brown, Councilwoman, Philadelphia City Council
Commissioner Leslie S. Richards, Vice Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners
Heidi D. Rose
Anne L. Rosenberg, M.D., Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Molly D. Shepard, MS, MSM, President & CEO, The Leader’s Edge/Leaders By Design
Sally W. Stetson, Principal & Co-Founder, Salveson Stetson Group, Inc.
Geri Swift, President, Women’s Business Enterprise Council PA, DE, SNJ
Judith M. von Seldeneck, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Diversified Search
Patricia D. Wellenbach, President & CEO, Sandcastle Strategies Group
Kathleen Wilkinson, Partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Lynn Hardy Yeakel, Director of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership and Founder & Co-Chair of Vision 2020 Drexel University College of Medicine
Ahmeenah Young, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority
Learn more about our Advisory Council members here