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2010 Conference Highlights

2010 Conference Highlights


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The 2010 Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women was a resounding success! We are always amazed at the energy created and connections made when thousands of dynamic women come together. Whether you participated as an attendee, a volunteer, a speaker, exhibitor, sponsor, or supporting organization, we thank you for your time, your energy, and your enthusiasm! See photo highlights


Mentor Match participants: 100
Free resume critiques: 500
Volunteers: 100
Young Women’s Program participants: 300


We extend great appreciation to the 48 Pennsylvania colleges and universities who committed $480,000 in financial scholarships to 48 women over the next four years. See all participating schools


<img src="/images/ophomeft.jpg” alt=”Operation Homefront” width=”180″ height=”123″ hspace=”8″ vspace=”5″ align=”right” />We are proud to have partnered for the first time this year with Operation Homefront of Pennsylvania and Delaware, a non-profit organization that provides emergency financial and resource assistance to families of military service members in the region. To help our military families across the region during the upcoming holiday season, we are encouraging this year’s conference attendees to donate a gift card to a major retailer, restaurant, gas station or grocery store. Gift cards will be used by military families to purchase necessary food items, baby items, gas to drive to doctor or rehabilitation appointments and restaurant meals (often a rare treat). Donations of toys or gift for a military child or adolescent are also welcome.

GIFT CARD donations (only) should be shipped directly to Operation Homefront of Pennsylvania and Delaware:
Operation Homefront of Pennsylvania and Delaware
P.O. Box. 520
Blue Bell, PA  19422

FOR TOY/GIFT Donations, please contact Operation Homefront of Pennsylvania and Delaware at 267-815-1236 for shipping instructions. To learn more about Operation Homefront of Pennsylvania and Delaware, please visit their website:


Citizens BankThank You from Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank is proud to have served as Co-Presenting Sponsor, in partnership with UPMC Health Plan, of the highly successful 2010 Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women.

Throughout the conference, whether during the inspiring keynote speeches or the informative and interactive breakout sessions, thousands of women were uplifted, educated and empowered by what they heard and experienced.  We would like to thank the 4,000 women who invested in themselves by attending the event and gaining knowledge that will affect positive change in their personal and professional lives. Among those women were 100 Citizens Bank colleagues, some from as far away as the Wilkes-Barre area. [read more]

UPMCCoping with Stress
UPMC Health Plan’s Health Promotion Department offers a comprehensive suite of wellness programs and services designed to help improve quality of life. In this article, Rose K. Gantner, a Senior Director in Health Promotion, talks about a subject that many women face every day: stress, and how we can control it, rather than be controlled by it.

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Diane P. Holder, President & CEO, UPMC Health Plan 

At different times in our lives, we all deal with stress. The causes of stress and people’s reactions to it may differ, of course, but the coping mechanisms and psychological techniques that can be used to combat stress can be effective for everyone. They can help you to thrive rather than just survive. [read more]

AllstateAllstate focuses on more agents, more diversity in its ranks throughout PA and beyond

Allstate Insurance Company appointed an impressive number of new exclusive agents in Pennsylvania last year. Now, the company is ramping up its recruiting again – looking for 48 more Pennsylvania agency owners this year, ten of them in the Greater Pittsburgh area. [read more]

Co-Presenting Sponsors

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Corporate Sponsors

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In-Kind Media Corporate Sponsors

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Patron Sponsors
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Contributing Sponsors

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In-Kind Media Contributing Sponsors

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Higher Education Sponsors

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“No matter how long you have been in business or what you do for a living, it is always good to step back, take a deep breath and listen to what someone else has to say about things. I always come away with ‘something.”


“It was inspiring to hear the speakers and opened my eyes to making changes without feeling overwhelmed and afraid to take chances. I’m feeling really good about myself after listening to the speakers at the sessions I attended.”


“The Conference was incredibly inspiring. I only wish I could attend four times a year to keep the momentum!”


“As a student, I felt empowered and inspired by professional women. It made me excited to join the work force and become a professional woman.”