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2019 Leadership Luncheon

Join WRC to celebrate women who are leading the way in helping other women, girls and families. Over the past eight years, the Leadership Luncheon has raised more than $778,000 for programs and services that directly impact women and girls in need.


DATE: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia

2019 Luncheon Committee

Celeste Powers, Chair

Ellie Barger, Chair Emeritus

Bernadette Braun, Keynote Coordinator

Christine Topping, Auction and Raffles Chair

Tiffany Weber, Communications Chair

Marina Zivik, Sponsorship Chair

2019 Keynote Speaker

Grace Killelea

CEO & Founder, The GKC Group

Grace Killelea is the CEO and Founder of the GKC Group, a firm offering leadership development programs to high potential women and men. To date, nearly 1000 participants have graduated from over 100 corporate partners.  In addition, Grace is a highly rated and in-demand keynote speaker for companies and conferences on the topics of confidence, leadership and resilience due to her expertise and her ability to captivate and motivate audiences.

An accomplished human resource and talent executive, Grace served as SVP of Talent at Comcast Cable Corporation, a Fortune 30 company. After a 30+ year career spanning retail, human resources and programming, Grace retired in 2012 to launch her firm.

Grace’s honors and awards include: “Wonder Woman” by Multichannel News; “Women on the Move” by CableFax’s; “Women in Power” by DiversityPlus magazine; and “Lucille Larkin Lifetime Achievement Award” by WICT Philadelphia Chapter. Since founding GKC Group, Grace has been awarded the SmartCEO Brava Award (2015), a 2016 Woman to Watch by PhillyBiz Magazine and honored with the “Smart, Bold, Strong” award by Girls Inc. of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (2016). In 2017, she spoke at TEDxPasadenaWomen on “Making the Jump – Year of No Fear”.

Grace earned her master’s degree in Human Resources from American University’s Kogod School of Business.  Grace’s book, “The Confidence Effect” [AMACOM], was listed as one of the top business books of 2016 by and listed as a top 10 best-seller for Women in Business on

2019 Event Emcee


2019 Mission in Action Award Recipient


Sponsorship Opportunities

Partner with WRC to provide resources and support to over 2,000 women and girls! Choose from one of six levels in order to provide hope, courage, and vision for women and girls facing difficult life transitions this year. All sponsors will receive recognition in our program, the WRC Annual Report, the event slide show and on our website.

For more information, download the sponsorship packet using the button below, or please contact Cheryl Brubaker, Executive Director, at 610-687-6415 or

Silent Auction

Come prepared to pamper yourself for a great cause! From spa treatments to one-of-a-kind gifts, the silent auction and raffle baskets range in value from $250 to $2000. This year, our silent auction will again take place online! Details coming soon.

Thank you to our Sponsors



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