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Thank you for supporting our Breakthrough Breakfast! Proceeds go towards our mission of helping women and girls in the greater Philadelphia area successfully navigate life’s transitions.  We also thank Renée Baker, DBA, RCC™, our speaker this year, for participating in a captivating fireside chat that brought to life her story of breaking barriers!


Please view Renée’s bio here and our press release here.

We invite you to learn more about WRC by watching
our Impact Video HERE.

For questions, please email or call (267) 536-9524.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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Past Special Events


A Fireside Chat With
April Walker
General Manager, US Microsoft Technology Centers, Microsoft

Event Emcee

Erin Coleman, NBC10


Keynote Speaker
Lisa Kohn
Cult Member Survivor, Author and Leadership Consultant


Due to COVID-19, we held this virtual event in lieu of our Leadership Luncheon.

A Mind-Hacker’s Guide to Leadership in Times of Crisis

Keynote Speaker
Due Quach of Calm Clarity


Keynote Speaker
Grace Killelea
CEO & Founder, The GKC Group

Mission in Action Award Recipient
Yasmine Mustafa,CEO of ROAR for Good.


Keynote Speaker
Karen Dougherty Buchholz
Senior VP, Administration, Comcast Corporation






2018 Mission in Action Award Recipient
Lisa Thomas-Laury


Keynote Speaker
Binney Wietlisbach, President of The Haverford Trust Company


Molly Kuehn Watson, Chief Operating Officer at Tierney Communications


Keynote Speaker
Kelley Cornish, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Author, Speaker

Event Emcee
Lu Ann Cahn, Emmy-award winning journalist and former NBC10 reporter


Keynote Speaker
Jennifer Gaiski, Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition, Comcast Cable Communications

Phebe Novakovic Award Recipient
Brenda Defeo, Vice President Bryn Mawr Hospital/Main Line Health

Romona Riscoe Benson, PECO Corporate Relations


Keynote Speaker
Jami Wintz McKeon, Partner, Chair-elect of  Morgan Lewis

Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes, CEO of the American Red Cross

Phebe Novakovic Award Recipient
Ann McNally, Founder and Managing Principal of ACM Advisors, LLC

Meet Fran

WRC Helpline Volunteer Since 1983

“When you give people the information, and you are a friendly voice on the other side of the line, you can actually hear them relax.”

> Read Fran’s story