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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.

Staff

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Betsy Barron Photography

PRESIDENT Tameka Morris
Director, Investor Relations, UGI Corporation

VICE PRESIDENT Christine Topping
Financial Services, Plutus Financial Group

SECRETARY Diane McCammon
Senior Manager, Cigna

TREASURER Carmen Billups
Senior Tax Manager, KPMG

DEI Taskforce Chair
Bridgett Battles
Director for Community Engagement and Supplier Diversity, Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health

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.

Finance and Program Committees
Tyler Dornbusch
Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager, M&T Bank

Fund Development Committee Chair
Robert Flood
Founding Principal, LC Advisor, LLC

Governance Committee
Nadia Gallagher
Director of Internal Audit, Livent

Program and Governance Committees
Kara Goodchild
Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel, JP Morgan Chase

Governance Committee
Suzanne Kersten
Consultant, Employment Practices Solutions, Inc.

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
Rebecca Perkins
Barbara Pettit
Stephen Prichard
Shelley Potente
Eileen Connolly Robbins
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

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