Skip to content

History of WRC

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) began in 1975 when five women placed an ad in The Suburban and Wayne Times calling for a meeting on women’s issues. Forty-five women attended the initial meeting, indicating a strong demand for an organization that was dedicated to addressing the needs of women. Since that time, WRC has worked to help women utilize the educational, employment and financial opportunities made available to them through Title IX and similar legislation to create better lives for themselves and their children.

WRC’s mission is to assist women and girls to successfully navigate life transitions and to inspire others to do the same.  By providing resources, tools and support for today, we provide hope for tomorrow.

The Women’s Resource Center does not discriminate in the provision of services on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, or ability.

WRC welcomes each person to bring their true and authentic self.  We respect differences and invite each person’s unique perspectives in order to create an environment that is welcoming, collaborative, adaptive and culturally relevant.  You can read WRC’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion here.


HEIDE CLARK Administrative Assistant

“Thank you for the advice you gave me. I feel more empowered and less stressed.”

WRC’s 45th anniversary happened in 2020, in full pandemic mode. Listen to perspectives from staff, Board and volunteers about the historical legacy of WRC and its impact in the community empowering women and girls today. Many thanks to MLTV-Main Line Network for production and broadcast of this video.

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT Tameka Morris
Senior Director, Investor Relations, UGI Corporation

Senior Manager, Cigna

SECRETARY Nadia Gallagher
Director of Internal Audit, Livent

TREASURER Tyler Dornbusch
Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager, M&T Bank

DEI Taskforce Chair
Bridgett Battles
CEO & Founder, Bridgett Battles Enterprises LLC

Finance Committee
Carmen Billups
Managing Director, KPMG 

Public Relations Committee
Jennifer Bilotta
Vice President, Communications, Comcast

Program Committee Chair
Professor Cheryl Carleton
Associate Professor, Economics Department, Villanova School of Business

Fund Development Committee
Patti Conlan
Retired Specialties Market Manager, Arkema, Inc.

Program and Governance Committees
Kara Goodchild
Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, JP Morgan Chase

Governance Committee
Jessica Guadalupe
Senior Director, Proposals and Compliance, Avantor

Fund Development Committee
Kym Johnson
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Tekni-Plex

Fund Development Committee
Rebecca Perkins
Senior Vice President, Investments, Raymond James

Breakthrough Breakfast Committee Chair
Meghan Popoleo
Vice President, Growth, The O’Connor Group

Advisory Council

Ellie Barger
Millie Bell
Shannon Breuer
Karen Clay
Diane Dalto
Brenda DeFeo
Sandra Donahue
Joslyn Ewart
Michelle Flamer
Anne Hamilton
Kate Hermans
Carol Jane
Lisa Kohn

Gayla McCluskey
Jami Wintz McKeon
Phebe Novakovic
Barbara Pettit
Shelley Potente
Stephen Prichard
Eileen Connolly Robbins
Tracey Saunders
Jacqueline Segal, Esq.
Martha Tavantzis
Betty Uhlman
Liz Weber
Debra Yelson

Meet Jess

Mom, Business Owner, WRC Donor

“The WRC impresses me so much with the amount of events they do and the number of programs they offer.”

> Read Jess’s story