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Join us for our Breakthrough Breakfast on Friday, April 29, 2022 at Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne, PA. Supporting women in Southeastern PA, this breakfast event helps to raise money for the Women’s Resource Center efforts that occur throughout the year. Hear from Keynote Speaker,  April Walker, General Manager of the US Microsoft Technology Centers, network with peers, and enjoy breakfast all while giving to this incredible cause.

Ticket Price: $65.00

Date: Friday, April 29, 2022

Location: Philadelphia Country Club – Gladwyne, PA

Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am

April is a digital transformation expert, board member, author, industry thought-leader and C-suite advisor. She is the General Manager of the US Microsoft Technology Centers (MTC) and in this role, she is accountable for 15 innovation centers across the US and leads a national organization of more than 100 employees. April oversees Microsoft’s state-of-the-art technology and industry centers-of-excellence (COE). Her team of MTC directors and senior technical architects guide industry leaders and enterprises across the country with achieving their digital transformation goals and helping them to become digital businesses. April’s career spans more than 30 years, and she has held leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. She has been the catalyst for driving change, direction, and developing enterprise-wide and global strategies for digital transformation and innovation for many Fortune 500 companies. April is also an adjunct professor at Drexel University’s LeBow School of Management Executive MBA program where she developed and teaches a course: “Accelerating and Navigating Industry Transformation”. April attended the MIT Sloan School of Management and earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and an Executive Certification in Artificial Intelligence (AI). She also possesses an M.S. in Engineering Management from George Washington University and a B.S. in Global Business from the University of Maryland. A community advocate, April was appointed by the Mayor of PhiladelphiaJim Kenney to the Philadelphia Works board, where she serves in the capacity as an officer and Treasurer and helps to lead efforts for digital skilling for the community at-large. Further, she is a board member and Governance Chair for the Philadelphia POWER of Professional Women, and serves on advisory boards for leadership programs that support black women seeking career advancement.

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Past Leadership Luncheons & Special Events

2021

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

2020

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

2019

Keynote Speaker
Grace Killelea
CEO & Founder, The GKC Group

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

2018

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

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Mission in Action Award Recipient
Lisa Thomas-Laury

2017

Keynote Speaker
Binney Wietlisbach, President of The Haverford Trust Company

Honoree

Molly Kuehn Watson, Chief Operating Officer at Tierney Communications

2016

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

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

2015

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

Honoree
Romona Riscoe Benson, PECO Corporate Relations

2014

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

Honoree
Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes, CEO of the American Red Cross

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

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