Lean In and Share Your Story

Fresh off the heels of our “Lean In” event featuring Facebook COO and author, Sheryl Sandberg, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is committed to continuing the discussion on how to help women achieve their professional goals.

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Women Take Charge

This event features prominent women professionals and their accomplishments in the business world. Past programs have focused on women as agents of change, women in politics, and the impact of women on consumer affairs.

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Paradigm Award™ & Scholarship

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Paradigm Award™ is presented annually to a singular woman in business whose outstanding professional and personal achievements serve as a model for success.

A nominee for the Paradigm Award™ is distinguished as an influential executive of a profit-making enterprise with a strong local economic impact. Her leadership and dedication to a variety of interests contribute significantly to the socio-economic prosperity of the Greater Philadelphia region. She is respected in her profession and throughout the community for her commitment to excellence and her vision for women and future generations.

Through the generosity and determination of many individuals and corporations, the Paradigm Award program has grown to include the Paradigm Scholarship for Working Women. To enhance and benefit the career aspirations of working women in the Greater Philadelphia area, this merit scholarship is awarded annually to women who wish to complete their undergraduate degrees while working full-time for Chamber member companies. Scholarship recipients are announced at the Paradigm Award™ celebration each year in the spring.

To learn more about the next Paradigm Luncheon, visit: Paradigm Award & Luncheon

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Women in the Workforce

Women in the Workforce focuses on the advancement of women, at all career levels and in all industries. This event helps woman professionals grow and develop their careers by learning from prominent female executives who have already achieved success in their fields. During a rapid-fire Q&A session, panelists discuss their own professional journeys and career ambitions while offering tips on networking, self-promotion, and mentoring. The panelists then rotate among small groups of attendees to lead discussions and provide further insight.

Past speakers include:
  • Flora Castillo, VP, Corporate Marketing, AmeriHealth Mercy
  • The Honorable Risa Vetri Ferman, District Attorney, Montgomery County
  • Jill Sherman, Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Emily Bittenbender, Managing Partner, Bittenbender Construction
  • Diana Bald, Vice President & General Manager, Univision 65 and Telefutura 28
  • Terry D'Alessandro, Market CEO, Sovereign Bank
  • Wendy Hamilton, General Manager, SugarHouse Casino
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