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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

PRESIDENT Marina Zivik
Chief Tax Officer, Livent

VICE PRESIDENT Suzanne Kersten
Consultant, Employment Practices Solutions, Inc.

SECRETARY Christine Topping
Financial Services, MassMutual

TREASURER Tameka Morris
Director, Corporate Accounting & Consolidation, UGI Corporation

DEI Taskforce Chair
Bridgett Battles
Diversity Manager, Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health

Leadership Luncheon Committee
Carmen Billups
Accounting & Credit Services Tax Manager, KPMG

Public Relations Committee
Jennifer Bilotta
Vice President, Communications, Comcast

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

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

Board Governance Committee Co-Chair
Diane McCammon
Senior Manager, Cigna

Fund Development Committee
Rebecca Perkins
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Senior VP, Investments, Raymond James & Associates

Advisory Board

Chair – Joslyn Ewart
Ellie Barger
Millie Bell
Shannon Breuer
Diane Dalto
Brenda DeFeo
Sandra Donahue
Michelle Flamer
Kate Hermans
Carol Jane
Lisa Kohn
Gayla McCluskey

Jami Wintz McKeon
Phebe Novakovic
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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