2013 Speakers


Keynotes


Barbara Bradley Baekgaard

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller in 1982 co-founded Vera Bradley, which quickly grew into an internationally recognized organiz... Read Full Bio
Charlotte Beers

Charlotte Beers

Charlotte Beers has combined her business insight with an innate Southern charm to become highly successful in the competitive world of adverti... Read Full Bio
Karen Dougherty Buchholz

Karen Dougherty Buchholz

Karen Dougherty Buchholz is vice president of administration for Comcast Corporation. She leads a variety of corporate functions, including cor... Read Full Bio
Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton served as the 67th Secretary of State of the United States from January 21, 2009 until February 1, 2013, after nearly fo... Read Full Bio
Glenda Hatchett

Glenda Hatchett

Judge Glenda Hatchett is host and star, Judge Hatchett, former highest-ranking woman of color worldwide, Delta Air Lines and bestselling... Read Full Bio
Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is the president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of th... Read Full Bio
Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson is all about spark and hustle at work, dating back to high school in Miami Beach where she joined her all-male debate team—and ... Read Full Bio
Sallie Krawcheck

Sallie Krawcheck

Sallie Krawcheck is a woman with a reputation for integrity, independence of thought, a sense of humor and an unrelenting focus on results. Kra... Read Full Bio
Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez is a poet, mother, professor and national and international lecturer on black culture and literature, women’s liberation, peace... Read Full Bio
Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the critically acclaimed novel “Torch,” and memoirWild: From Lost to Found on the Pac... Read Full Bio
Karen Tumulty

Karen Tumulty

Karen Tumulty is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post. She joined the Post in 2010 from TIME Magazine Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Renee Chenault-Fattah

Renee Chenault-Fattah

Renee Chenault-Fattah joined NBC10 in 1991. As both an attorney and broadcast journalist, Chenault-Fattah is a rarity among her Philadelphia te... Read Full Bio
Linda Cliatt-Wayman

Linda Cliatt-Wayman

Linda Cliatt-Wayman is the former principal of Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the author of Lead Fearless... Read Full Bio
Jacqueline London

Jacqueline London

Jacqueline London joined NBC10 in March of 2013. She was most recently with WKMG-TV in Orlando, where she spent 10 years as an anchor and repor... Read Full Bio
Stanford Thompson

Stanford Thompson

Stanford Thompson is a musician and educator who is passionate about using music education and performance for social inno...

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Breakout Session Speakers


Miki Agrawal

Miki Agrawal

Miki Agrawal is a serial social entrepreneur. She is the founder of the acclaimed farm-to-table, alternative pizza concept called WILD (www.eat... Read Full Bio
Susan Aldridge

Susan Aldridge

Susan Aldridge brings 17 years of higher education leadership experience and has built an international reputation as one of the premier innova... Read Full Bio
Natalia Allen

Natalia Allen

Natalia Allen is a native New Yorker, who has had an eye for fashion ever since she started designing and sewing as a teenager. Fostering her c... Read Full Bio
Denise McGregor Armbrister

Denise McGregor Armbrister

Denise McGregor Armbrister is senior vice president of Wells Fargo Corporation and executive director of the Wells Regional Foundation and the ... Read Full Bio
David Bach

David Bach

David Bach credits his Grandma Bach as the woman who taught him almost everything he knows about money. She helped him buy his first stock at s... Read Full Bio
Barbara Shaiman

Barbara Shaiman

Barbara Shaiman is a noted educator, businesswoman and social entrepreneur. Shaiman has used her skills and ability to empower others to creat... Read Full Bio
Lisa Belkin

Lisa Belkin

Lisa Belkin is the Huffington Post’s senior columnist on life, work and family. She joins HuffPost Parents after a multi-decade stint ... Read Full Bio
Emily Bennington

Emily Bennington

Emily Bennington specializes in two distinct forms of career transition: college students entering the workforce and women leaders entering exe... Read Full Bio
Lauren Berger

Lauren Berger

Lauren Berger is chief executive officer and founder of internqueen.com and author of the National Campus Best-Seller, “ALL WORK NO PAY: Find... Read Full Bio
Cathie Black

Cathie Black

Cathie Black is well known publishing and media executive, best-selling author and popular speaker to business and women’s audiences. Black i... Read Full Bio
Renata Mutis Black

Renata Mutis Black

Renata Mutis Black is the chairwoman of Seven Bar Foundation, a social enterprise which fuels microfinance institutions. In 2007, Black esta... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Braunschweiger

Jennifer Braunschweiger

Jennifer Braunschweiger is the deputy editor of More magazine, where she covers news, work and personal finance. She is a frequent gue... Read Full Bio
Rachael Chong

Rachael Chong

Rachael Chong is a social entrepreneur and a visionary leader. At the age of 24, alongside Susan Davis, Chong helped start up BRAC USA and rais... Read Full Bio
Pam Cyr

Pam Cyr

Pam Cyr is executive vice president and chief retail banking officer for beneficial Bank. Beneficial is the oldest and largest bank headquarter... Read Full Bio
Trenesa Danuser

Trenesa Danuser

Trenesa Danuser has utilized her highly creative and strategic communications acumen throughout her career, which has led to global media inter... Read Full Bio
Frankie Darcell

Frankie Darcell

Frankie Darcell is an in-demand radio personality, author, producer and speaker, who's interviewed everyone from President Obama, to Aretha Fra... Read Full Bio
Emily Denney

Emily Denney

Emily Denney serves as the leader of external affairs at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. Denney has been with AstraZeneca for 15 years and has wor... Read Full Bio
Brenda Dennis

Brenda Dennis

Brenda Dennis has been with Cisco for 15 years and is currently the senior director of Strategy and Planning for Cisco’s $32B Global Enterpri... Read Full Bio
Merribeth Devine

Merribeth Devine

Merribeth Devine is SVP, regional wealth leader for the Mid Atlantic Region of TD Wealth.   She is responsible for representing the comprehen... Read Full Bio
Dr. Vivian Diller

Dr. Vivian Diller

Vivian Diller, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in New York. Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Diller danced ... Read Full Bio
Janine Driver

Janine Driver

Janine Driver is the founder, president and lead instructor for the Body Language Institute, an elite certification program that offers award-w... Read Full Bio
Tiffany Dufu

Tiffany Dufu

TIFFANY DUFU is chief leadership officer of Levo and launch team member to Lean In. She was named in the Huffington Post as one ... Read Full Bio
Nancy Dunleavy

Nancy Dunleavy

Nancy Dunleavy is CEO of Dunleavy & Associates, a woman-owned business founded in 2001 to empower charitable organizations to achieve their... Read Full Bio
Kimberly Eberbach

Kimberly Eberbach

Kimberly Eberbach is vice president of wellness and community health at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia. In this role, she is responsib... Read Full Bio
Kimberly Eberbach

Kimberly Eberbach

Kim Eberbach is vice president wellness and community health at Independence Blue Cross. In this role Eberbach is responsible for the developme... Read Full Bio
Delia Ephron

Delia Ephron

Delia Ephron is a bestselling author, screenwriter and playwright.  Her most recent novel, “The Lion Is In,” will be publ... Read Full Bio
Gloria Feldt

Gloria Feldt

Gloria Feldt is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, world changer and expert in women’s relationship with power and leadership. Her latest... Read Full Bio
Stacey Ferguson

Stacey Ferguson

Stacey Ferguson is known online as Justice Fergie. She is an avid veteran blogger, event producer, social media personality, public speaker, fr... Read Full Bio
Cindy Gallop

Cindy Gallop

Cindy Gallop has a background in brand building, marketing and advertising. She started up the New York office of the advertising agency Bartle... Read Full Bio
Jody Gastfriend

Jody Gastfriend

Jody Gastfriend is vice president of care management at Care.com, is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience in... Read Full Bio
Ehrika Gladden

Ehrika Gladden

Ehrika Gladden is senior director, Americas cloud consumption models for Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Pr... Read Full Bio
Emily Goulet

Emily Goulet

Emily Goulet is the lifestyle editor of Philadelphia magazine. She edits the magazine's monthly style section, Scout, and is the foun... Read Full Bio
Ishita Gupta

Ishita Gupta

Ishita Gupta is founder of Fear.less Magazine and Ishita Gupta Media. Called “Fast Company meets Oprah” by its 15,000+ reader... Read Full Bio
Beth Hanssens

Beth Hanssens

Beth Hanssens is chief financial officer for the 24-hour preschool television channel, Sprout. An accomplished professional with more than 20 y... Read Full Bio
Eunice Heath

Eunice Heath

Eunice Heath is the global director for sustainability business engagement and education. Heath has the responsibility of leading Dow’s parti... Read Full Bio
Pamela Hisler

Pamela Hisler

Pamela Hisler joined Beneficial Bank in April 2010, and is currently a market director overseeing the retail experience, enhancing business de... Read Full Bio
Nancy Hornback

Nancy Hornback

Nancy Hornback has appeared as a program host on QVC, the world’s leading electronic retailer, since 2009. She brings a wealth of experience ... Read Full Bio
Deborah Jackson

Deborah Jackson

Deborah Jackson is the founder and CEO of Plum Alley, an e-commerce and crowdfunding site for women's inno... Read Full Bio
Whitney Johnson

Whitney Johnson

Whitney Johnson is the president and co-founder of Clayton Christensen’s investment firm Rose Park Advisors (Disruptive Innovation Fund), and... Read Full Bio
Charley Johnson

Charley Johnson

Charley Johnson is an entrepreneur and former Owner of a manufacturing company. Johnson has a deep passion for spreading and harnessing the Pay... Read Full Bio
Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson is a veteran business writer and creator of WealthySingleMommy.com, a leading voice on women, work, family, marriage and relations... Read Full Bio
Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson is a contributor for “Good Morning America who is all about helping women make great things happen. Johnson ... Read Full Bio
Dawn Jones

Dawn Jones

Dawn Jones worked in retail management for over 30 years, until she moved into publishing and advertising.  In 1998, Jones created her own ...

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Nwenna Kai

Nwenna Kai

Nwenna Kai is a world-renowned and award-winning author, raw foods expert, adjunct professor and wellness entrepreneur. Kai has truly pioneered... Read Full Bio
Aminah Keats

Aminah Keats

Aminah Keats is the director of naturopathic medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center. Keats h... Read Full Bio
Emily Leaman

Emily Leaman

Emily Leaman is Philadelphia Magazine's health and fitness editor. After spending four years in Washington, D.C. covering healt... Read Full Bio
Kelly Mac

Kelly Mac

Kelly Mac is the award winning assistant program /music director for Clear Channel Media+Entertainment Philadelphia stations Power 99 (WUSL FM)... Read Full Bio
Courtney Macavinta

Courtney Macavinta

Courtney Macavinta is co-founder and president of The Respect Institute.  The institute’s mission is to give youth and their influencers too... Read Full Bio
Jennifer MacMullen

Jennifer MacMullen

Jennifer MacMullen is vice president and market director for Beneficial Bank, the oldest and largest bank headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsy... Read Full Bio
Alba Martinez

Alba Martinez

Alba Martinez is a principal in Vanguard’s Retail Investor Group. Since May, 2010, Martinez has led Vanguard’s Core and Voyager Services, a... Read Full Bio
Glennon Doyle Melton

Glennon Doyle Melton

Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, “CARRY ON, WARRIOR.”  She is the founder of Read Full Bio
Nicole Michalik

Nicole Michalik

Nicole Michalik is a true pop culture junkie!  Raised in the Poconos, she now calls Philly her home since graduating from Drexel University. ... Read Full Bio
Kristin Mullen

Kristin Mullen

Kristin Mullen joined the team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center in 2009. In her current role, M... Read Full Bio
Laura Munson

Laura Munson

Laura Munson is the author of the New York Times and international bestselling memoir “This Is Not The Story You Think It Is:  A Seas... Read Full Bio
Vernā Myers

Vernā Myers

Vernā Myers, Esq., is principal of Vernā Myers Consulting Group, LLC (VMCG), and is a nationally recognized expert on diversity and inclusion... Read Full Bio
Lisa Johnson Nutter

Lisa Johnson Nutter

Lisa Johnson Nutter is president of Philadelphia Academies, Inc., a non-profit youth development organization that works in Philadelphia’s pu... Read Full Bio
Catherine O’Hara

Catherine O’Hara

Catherine O'Hara is the head of State Street's US-based Institutional investor services (IIS) consultant relationship team. She is responsible ... Read Full Bio
Dawn Powers

Dawn Powers

Dawn Powers is a member of State Street’s Futures and OTC clearing team based in New York City. Her responsibilities include introducing the ... Read Full Bio
Reagen Price

Reagen Price

Reagen Price is a strategist, facilitator, organizer and steadfast social justice advocate. She co-founded the Coalition for Racial Justice, a ... Read Full Bio
Victoria Pynchon

Victoria Pynchon

Victoria Pynchon is the Co-founder of She Negotiates, a training workshop for women which nests today's most effective negotiation strategies a... Read Full Bio
Elizabeth Reeves

Elizabeth Reeves

Elizabeth Reeves is the senior vice president and chief human resources officer for AmeriHealth Caritas. In this position, she is responsible f... Read Full Bio
Karen Reuther

Karen Reuther

Karen Korellis Reuther is a creative and brand strategy consultant to private equity, venture capital and leading corporations. She is a multi-... Read Full Bio
Amy Richards

Amy Richards

Amy Richards is the author of Manifesta, Grassroots and Opting In. She is the creator of the Third Wave Foundation and a founding board member ... Read Full Bio
Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins is a CNN and HLN legal and political contributor, one of the top female talk radio personalities in America and the COO of C-4 Analytics. She... Read Full Bio
Mally Roncal

Mally Roncal

Mally Roncal is the founder and president of Mally Beauty, a collection of over 1,000 products designed to deliver what Roncal calls “bulletp... Read Full Bio
Jill Ross

Jill Ross

Jill Ross joined Beneficial Bank as relationship manager of the Cherry Hill West campus. She was recently promoted to market director, overseei... Read Full Bio
Beth Rubino

Beth Rubino

Beth Rubino is executive vice president of human resources & workplace services for QVC, Inc. She oversees all talent acquisition and, tale... Read Full Bio
D’Arcy F. Rudnay

D’Arcy F. Rudnay

D’Arcy F. Rudnay serves as chief communications officer for Comcast Corporation. In this role, she serves as the communications counsel to th... Read Full Bio
Dr. Marie Savard

Dr. Marie Savard

Marie Savard, M.D., is a recent ABC News Medical Contributor and one of the most trusted voices on health and patient empowerment, is the autho... Read Full Bio
Halsey Meyer Schroeder

Halsey Meyer Schroeder

Halsey Meyer Schroeder is the Founder and CEO of Halsbrook.com. Halsbrook is a fashion e-commerce site curating clothing and accessories for so... Read Full Bio
Alexis Sclamberg

Alexis Sclamberg

Alexis Sclamberg is a writer, speaker and media personality. A former lawyer, Sclamberg is now called “the self-help voice of her generation.... Read Full Bio
Julie Shifman

Julie Shifman

Julie Shifman is an inspirational, award-winning speaker, author and business owner.  Shifman believes in every woman’s ability to challenge... Read Full Bio
Bonnie St. John

Bonnie St. John

Bonnie St. John Despite having her right leg amputated at age five,  St. John became the first African-American ever to win O... Read Full Bio
Amanda Steinberg

Amanda Steinberg

Amanda Steinberg is the founder and CEO of DailyWorth.com, a community of women who talk money. Members can subscribe to free daily emails abou... Read Full Bio
Debra Sterling

Debra Sterling

Debbie Sterling is a female engineer and founder of GoldieBlox, a toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers. GoldieBlo... Read Full Bio
Kristyn Stewart

Kristyn Stewart

Kristyn Stewart is a dynamic leader and with an extensive background in educational programming to improve outcomes for youth and families. As ... Read Full Bio
Lori Sussman

Lori Sussman

Lori L. Sussman is Cisco’s Americas services sales chief of staff and senior director of sales strategy and planning, where she leads Cisco... Read Full Bio
Michele Szkolnicki

Michele Szkolnicki

Michele Szkolnicki is an accomplished healthcare executive with more than 20 years’ experience. She joined Cancer Treatment Centers of Americ... Read Full Bio
Manisha Thakor

Manisha Thakor

Manisha Thakor is the founder and CEO of MoneyZen Wealth Management. Known for making the complex simple, Thakor and her team provide holisti... Read Full Bio
Sophie Uliano

Sophie Uliano

Sophie Uliano is the author of the New York Times best-selling “Gorgeously Green” book series. She is a passionate environmentalis... Read Full Bio
Judith von Seldeneck

Judith von Seldeneck

Judith M. von Seldeneck is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Diversified Search, headquartered in Philadelphia. For thirty-five years, she has been ... Read Full Bio
Meredith Walker

Meredith Walker

Meredith Walker began her television career with Nickelodeon’s “NICK NEWS.”  During her time there, the show won the Peabody Award as we... Read Full Bio
Molly Watson

Molly Watson

Molly Watson is chief operating officer for Tierney. She is a communications professional with more than 25 years of experience in advertising ... Read Full Bio
Tina Wells

Tina Wells

Tina Wells is CEO and founder of Buzz Marketing Group. She has worked with clients including Dell, Girl Scouts of the USA, Maidenform, SonyBMG,... Read Full Bio
Karen Farmer White

Karen Farmer White

Karen Farmer White is an education consultant. Previously, she was a managing director for the Pittsburgh office of Mesirow Financial. Prior to... Read Full Bio
Andrea Wikerd

Andrea Wikerd

Andrea Wikerd is senior manager, assurance services at Ernst & Young, LLP.  Wikerd’s other professional affiliations include the AICPA a... Read Full Bio
Dr. Vonda Wright

Dr. Vonda Wright

Dr. Vonda Wright is an orthopedic surgeon and internationally recognized authority on active aging and mobility. She specializes in sports medi... Read Full Bio

Expert Exchange


Amanda Bennett

Amanda Bennett

Amanda Bennett is an executive editor at Bloomberg News, directing special projects and investigations, and the former co-chair of the Pulitzer... Read Full Bio
Robin Bond

Robin Bond

Robin F. Bond, Esquire is founder and principal of the law firm Transition Strategies, LLC,... Read Full Bio
Jessica Cohen

Jessica Cohen

Jessica Cohen started her career in advertising then became a highly sought after research strategist for several major consumer magazines, inc... Read Full Bio
Dr. Jacqueline Del Rosario

Dr. Jacqueline Del Rosario

Dr. Jacqueline Del Rosario has received keys to several cities, multimillions in federal funding, bi-partisan recognition from two U.S. Preside... Read Full Bio
Jerome Katz

Jerome Katz

Jerome Katz leads Cisco’s service sales on a world-wide basis for the service provider sector. As a seasoned sales executive with background ... Read Full Bio
Kathy Kinney

Kathy Kinney

Kathy Kinney is best known for her iconic role as “Mimi” on the ABC hit TV series “The Drew Carey Show.”  She has appeared in many mov... Read Full Bio
Charisse R. Lillie

Charisse R. Lillie

CHARISSE R. LILLIE is fellow and vice president of community investment with Comcast Corporation, and executive vice president of the Comcast F... Read Full Bio
Monica Mehta

Monica Mehta

Monica Mehta is an investor, author and sought after expert on small business and finance topics. She brings 15 years of hands-on experience as... Read Full Bio
Lynley Noviello

Lynley Noviello

Lynley Noviello is the area services director for the enterprise east area at Cisco Systems.  She is a twenty year industry veteran and sevent... Read Full Bio
Cindy Ratzlaff

Cindy Ratzlaff

Cindy Ratzlaff was named to the Forbes “20 Best Branded Women on Twitter” list and Forbes Woman called ...
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Lynn Tinney

Lynn Tinney

Lynn D. Tinney is the director of strategy and planning at Cisco Systems in the Americas theatre. Her team coordinates and tracks performance a... Read Full Bio

Health & Wellness Pavilion Speakers


Danelle Greenwood

Danelle Greenwood

Danelle Greenwood is a licensed pharmacist and pharmacy area manager for Wegmans Food Markets in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  She obtained her Do... Read Full Bio
Larry Kessel

Larry Kessel

Larry Kessel is executive chef director of culinary services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia. Kessel has over 20 years o... Read Full Bio
Larry Kessel

Larry Kessel

Larry Kessel is executive chef and director of culinary services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia. Kessel has over 20 yea... Read Full Bio
Kathy Lampl

Kathy Lampl

Kathy L Lampl, M.D., is senior director, clinical development for AstraZeneca. Prior to joining AstraZeneca, she was in the private practice of... Read Full Bio
Betty Long

Betty Long

Betty Long is a registered nurse, who has been working in greater Philadelphia-area hospitals for the past 25 years. Her experiences as a nurse... Read Full Bio
Karen Marr

Karen Marr

Karen Marr MS, RD, LDN, CSO is a clinical oncology dietitian. She joined the team of clinical oncology dietitians and nutritionists at Cancer T... Read Full Bio
Judith Miller

Judith Miller

Judith Miller is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ... Read Full Bio
Dr. Thomas Power

Dr. Thomas Power

Thomas J. Power, PhD, is director of the Center for Management of ADHD and chief psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychia... Read Full Bio
Paula Sunshine

Paula Sunshine

Paula Sunshine is vice president of consumer business sales and marketing at Independence Blue Cross. She leads the development and execution o... Read Full Bio
Sister Renee Yann

Sister Renee Yann

Sister Renee Yann is senior vice president and chief mission integration officer for the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies. She is responsi... Read Full Bio

Small Business Boot Camp


Jeanette Wilkerson Beard

Jeanette Wilkerson Beard

Jeanette Wilkerson Beard is currently the human resources regional sales business partner in the Northeast region of the Allstate Insurance Company. In ... Read Full Bio
Sarah Palisi Chapin

Sarah Palisi Chapin

Sarah Palisi Chapin has a wealth of experience and brand savvy expertise that extends across multiple food industry-related bu... Read Full Bio
Melinda Emerson

Melinda Emerson

Melinda F. Emerson is SmallBizLady, an author, speaker and small business coach whose areas of expertise include small business start-up, busin... Read Full Bio
Norrinda Brown Hayat

Norrinda Brown Hayat

Norrinda Brown Hayat is lawyer by day and round-the-clock entrepreneur, who splits her time between Washington D.C. where she is an attorney wi... Read Full Bio
Jenn Lee

Jenn Lee

Jenn Lee, known as coach Jenn Lee, is a national speaker, small business advisor, media correspondent and life coach. Lee isn’t letting anyon... Read Full Bio
Carrie Ruddell Maria

Carrie Ruddell Maria

Carrie Ruddell Maria is the owner of The Monster Minders, a wildly popular dog walking service in Center City Philadelphia.  She's also the...

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Pauline Alaimo Rota

Pauline Alaimo Rota

Pauline Alaimo Rota is a vice president and small business relationship Manager with TD Bank’s small business banking division. Rota speciali... Read Full Bio
Donna Walton

Donna Walton

Donna Walton has almost 15 years of wealth management experience, serving high net worth and ultra high net worth clients since 1998. She has e... Read Full Bio

Local Leader


LuAnn Cahn

LuAnn Cahn

LuAnn Cahn is an eight-time Emmy award-winning journalist with NBC10 News in Philadelphia.  She's also the author of the inspirational new mem... Read Full Bio
Dr. Mariana Chilton

Dr. Mariana Chilton

Dr. Mariana Chilton is a nationally recognized leader addressing child hunger in America.  She is an associate professor at Drexel University ... Read Full Bio
Marian Conicella

Marian Conicella

Marian Conicella joined MetroCorp’s Philadelphia magazine in 1981, and today, serves as the magazine’s vice president, publisher and... Read Full Bio
Dr. Happy Fernandez

Dr. Happy Fernandez

Happy Craven Fernandez, Ed.D. recently completed 13 years as president of Moore College of Art & Design, the nation’s first and only visu... Read Full Bio
Varsovia Fernandez

Varsovia Fernandez

Varsovia Fernandez joined the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in March 2006.  Her leadership has helped the Hispanic Chamber... Read Full Bio
Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Laura Foster is president and CEO of Please Touch Museum®, the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia™.  Foster has been with the Museum since... Read Full Bio
Tianna Gaines-Turner

Tianna Gaines-Turner

Tianna Gaines-Turner is one of the original members of Witnesses to Hunger.  Witnesses to Hunger is a research and advocacy project of the Cen... Read Full Bio
Marsha Kelliher

Marsha Kelliher

Marsha Kelliher is the Dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University. Whether she is training in the classroom or board... Read Full Bio
Joanne Lang

Joanne Lang

Joanne Lang is the CEO of AboutOne, an online organizer that not only replaces the file cabinets, notebooks, and various tools that families us... Read Full Bio
Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake

Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake

Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake is vice president of community affairs for Independence Blue Cross and also president of the Independence Blue C... Read Full Bio
Elizabeth Murphy

Elizabeth Murphy

Elizabeth Murphy is vice president, external affairs for PECO, where she oversees the company’s legislative lobbying activities and policy de... Read Full Bio
Siobhan Reardon

Siobhan Reardon

Siobhan Reardon became the seventh president and director of the Free Library in 2008, the first woman to serve in this capacity. Previously, s... Read Full Bio
YingYing Shang

YingYing Shang

YingYing Shang is teen advisor to the United Nations Foundation Campaign Girl Up, an innovative campaign for American girls to raise awareness ... Read Full Bio
Leslie Stiles

Leslie Stiles

Leslie Stiles is currently board president of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. From January 2003 until February 2011, St... Read Full Bio
Clarena Tolson

Clarena Tolson

Revenue Commissioner Clarena I. W. Tolson is an experienced leader, having served Philadelphia’s residents in a number of positions over the ... Read Full Bio
Tamara Varella

Tamara Varella

Tamara N. Varella is the founder and CEO of Manifest Business Consultants, a full service business start-up and expansion firm for small busine... Read Full Bio
Kathleen D. Wilkinson

Kathleen D. Wilkinson

Kathleen D. Wilkinson is 86th chancellor of the 13,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association, and only the sixth woman to serve in thi... Read Full Bio
Kathleen Wilkinson

Kathleen Wilkinson

Kathleen Wilkinson has been elected as chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, a position she will assume in January, 2013.  Wilkinson... Read Full Bio
Ahmeenah Young

Ahmeenah Young

Ahmeenah Young is president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, and  has been an influential voice in th... Read Full Bio

Social Media Pavilion


Judy Freedman

Judy Freedman

Judy Freedman is a blogger, social media influencer and communications consultant. She writes an award-winning blog, aboomerslifeafter50.com, a... Read Full Bio
Anna Kegler

Anna Kegler

Anna Kegler currently serves as deputy director for HollabackPHILLY. She enjoys developing media and research projects focused on the problem o... Read Full Bio
Cecily Kellogg

Cecily Kellogg

Cecily Kellogg is best known for her popular blog Uppercase Woman, her raw tone and humor on Twitter and her posts about social media and moms... Read Full Bio
Rochelle Keyhan

Rochelle Keyhan

Rochelle Keyhan is the director of HollabackPHILLY, which she founded in April 2011. She is a charter member of Hollaback!’s board of directo... Read Full Bio
Amy Larrimore

Amy Larrimore

Amy Larrimore is an award-winning technology and business strategist. Larrimore has an acute understanding of business process, an often overlo... Read Full Bio
Kate Marlys

Kate Marlys

Kate Marlys is like most entrepreneurs, and likes to stay busy.  Besides owning her own public relations and events company, Philly PR Girl LLC, she is also th... Read Full Bio
Nicole Michalik

Nicole Michalik

Nicole Michalik is a true pop culture junkie!  Raised in the Poconos, she now calls Philly her home since graduating from Drexel University. ... Read Full Bio
Allison O’Kelly

Allison O’Kelly

Allison O’Kelly is the founder of Mom Corps and an award-winning entrepreneur.  Since founding Mom Corps in 2005, O’Kelly has grown the bu... Read Full Bio
Allison Stadd

Allison Stadd

Allison Stadd is the editor of Uwishunu.com, the official tourism blog of Philadelphia. Uwishunu, a product of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism... Read Full Bio
Karla Trotman

Karla Trotman

Karla Trotman is a wife, mother and entrepreneur.  In 2006, while working full-time in corporate America, Trotman was pregnant and seriously u... Read Full Bio
Kishwer Vikaas

Kishwer Vikaas

Kishwer Vikaas has been living in and around Philadelphia her entire life. Currently she resides in California. She is co-founder and co-editor of TheAerogram.c... Read Full Bio
Lisa Marie Walls

Lisa Marie Walls

Lisa Marie Walls is vice president, digital strategist for Tierney. She sits at the center of Tierney’s digital projects and initiatives. Her... Read Full Bio
Lynette Young

Lynette Young

Lynette Young has been helping professionals and companies thrive on social media platforms and digital publishing since 2006 when she founded ... Read Full Bio

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Cecily Kellogg

Cecily Kellogg

CECILY KELLOGG is digital writer and wrangler of both people and ideas. At her agency Double Good Media she lives and breathes social media and... Read Full Bio