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Featuring Lisa Kohn

APRIL 30th     10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2021 Leadership Luncheon featuring Lisa Kohn, cult member survivor, author and leadership consultant.

pinwheel provisions

Thank you to Pinwheel Provisions for providing lunch for this year’s Luncheon!

Event Emcee – Erin Coleman

Congratulations to the 2021 Mission In Action Honorees

This year we asked our Leadership Luncheon sponsors to name a Mission in Action award honoree, a woman who has helped other women succeed. Below are the 2021 honorees and the businesses that nominated them.

MARY MCLAUGHLIN
Comcast

KRISTINA PARKER
KPMG

ALICIA MARKMANN
Livent

CHRISTINE FUNKHOUSER, CPA, MST
Global Tax Management

SARAH WEDDLE
Graham Media Partners

LAURA AZZALINA
Firstrust Bank

JULIA KASPER
Monarch Staffing

KAI QUALLS
Clinical Director
Women’s Resource Center

RENEE BAKER, DBA, RCC™
Head of PCG Advisor Inclusion Networks
Raymond James

Click here to learn more about the 2021 honorees.

Thank you to our sponsors!

VISION SPONSOR

TURNING POINT SPONSORS

COURAGE  SPONSORS

HOPE  SPONSORS

WRC Advisory Council

LEADERSHIP SPONSORS

Phebe & Michael Novakovic 

PERSEVERANCE  SPONSORS

Ellie & Jeff Barger

Patti Conlan

MRK Group at Morgan Stanley

Past Events

Keynote Speaker Due Quach of Calm Clarity

COURAGE SPONSORS

HOPE SPONSOR

Thank You Sponsors!

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

October 22, 2020     4:00 pm – 6:00 pm  over Zoom

This interactive and experiential virtual presentation sheds light on the impact of stress and adversity on the brain and provides exercises that leaders can use to proactively steer brain development to enhance resilience, agility, and clarity so they can handle crises more effectively.

Participants learn how three primary patterns of brain activation affect how people feel, think, act, and make decisions and how to use mindfulness practices to optimize brain functioning and harness their inner wisdom and strength to face even the toughest of challenges. 

About our Presenter – Due Quach Author, Founder & CEO

Due Quach (pronounced ‘Zway Kwok’) is an inspiring social entrepreneur and the author of Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment and Joy, one of Fast Company’s best business books of 2018. Through her social enterprise, Calm Clarity, she uses neuroscience and mindfulness to guide organizations and individuals to address unconscious bias, lead with authenticity, foster genuine inclusion, and develop resilience.

Having started life in poverty as a refugee in inner-city Philadelphia, Due turned to neuroscience to heal the long-term effects of trauma, graduate from Harvard College and the Wharton School of Business, and build a successful international business career. Due’s extraordinary story is featured in The Portal, a documentary film about meditation as a portal for healing and transformation.

After her autobiographical essay, “Poor and Traumatized at Harvard,” became a viral sensation, she collaborated with student leaders to start a grassroots organization, the Collective Success Network, to mentor, support, and empower low-income, first-generation college students to successfully navigate college and enter professional careers.

Due also serves on the board of the Power of Professional Women, a non-profit organization that supports the advancement of women leaders in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Past Leadership Luncheons

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

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.”

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