Thursday, December 10, 2009
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 – 10:30 a.m. Program

Rittenhouse Hotel, Grand Ballroom
210 West Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Discover how successful women reach the top at the Chamber’s annual Women in the Workforce program. There is a discount for YPN members! 

Now in its fourth year, this is one of the Chamber’s most successful programs. It helps women (at all career levels and in all industries) grow their careers by learning firsthand from prominent female executives who have already achieved success in their fields. There is a Q&A session with panelists about their backgrounds and experiences, and the panelists then rotate among small groups of attendees to lead discussions and provide further insight.

We hope you will attend this event and, if possible, reach out to your co-workers, friends and encourage them to attend as well. This program is ideal for women just beginning or transitioning their careers because of the opportunities for business networking, professional development, and personal growth.


7:30 – 8:00 a.m.     Breakfast/Registration/Networking
8:00 – 8:20 a.m.     Welcome/Opening Remarks by Moderator 

Laura Odell, Partner, Federal Advisory Global Department of Defense Account Leader, KPMG LLP

8:20 – 9:00 a.m. Rapid-fire Interview with panelists:*

Sirena C. Moore, President & CEO, Elohim Cleaning Contractors, Inc. 
At 28 years old, Sirena Moore has already achieved more than most entrepreneurs twice her age. In less than five years, Ms. Moore has taken a small construction cleaning firm that she started with her father, and turned it into a multi-million dollar business that continues to grow.

Teresa Bryce, President, Radian Guaranty Inc. 
Teresa A. Bryce, President of Radian Guaranty, the mortgage insurance subsidiary of Radian Group Inc., is an active voice in the mortgage industry. She has served in key mortgage roles at Bank of America and PNC Bank, as well as several important industry organizations including: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America (MICA); Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA); Chairperson, Research Institute of Housing America; and the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve. Ms. Bryce holds a JD from the Columbia University School of Law.   

Suzanne Mayes, Member and Co-Chair of the Public and Project Finance practice group, Cozen O’Connor 
A recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Special Achievement Award and one of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Women of Distinction, Suzanne Mayes co-chairs Cozen O’Connor’s Public and Project Finance group, handling municipal finance transactions across a broad range of industry areas in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. In addition, she is a member of the board of directors of a number of organizations, including Mount St. Joseph Academy and Manor College.

Lisa Walker, Vice President, Condensed Soup, Broth and Campbell’s Kitchen 
Lisa Walker has responsibility for Campbell’s flagship condensed soup franchise, its Swanson broth business and also manages the Campbell’s Kitchen. Prior to this new role, Lisa served as Vice President-Innovation for two years, where she led all innovation efforts across the U.S. Soup business. She was the leading force behind Campbell’s lower sodium soups commercialization efforts. In 2008, Lisa was named one of Brandweek Magazine’s Top 10 Marketers of the Year.

Barbara Fallon-Walsh, Principal, The Vanguard Group
Barbara Fallon-Walsh is head of Vanguard’s Institutional Retirement Plan Services, which includes all defined contribution, defined benefit, and non-qualified programs for corporate and government entities. Ms. Fallon-Walsh joined Vanguard in 1995 as head of the Specialized Services Group and later led the Core Client Group, Institutional Marketing and Participant Education, and High Net Worth Services.

Moderator: Laura Odell, Partner, Federal Advisory, Global Department of Defense Account Leader, KPMG LLP
From her early days at the Department of Defense as a flight test engineer, to her time with KPMG as the Partner for Global US DOD account, Laura Odell has experienced and guided others through the business and technology changes of the times9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Discussion Breakouts with Panelists

* To submit a question for the Rapid-Fire Interview session, email [email protected].

Who Should Attend?

Business professionals, nonprofit employees, students, and entrepreneurs — anyone interested in professional advancement! This program is applicable to all career levels, from young professionals to senior-level executives.

** We will be taking donations for The Career Wardrobe, the nation’s largest community-based nonprofit organization serving women transitioning into the workforce. Needed items include: purses, portfolios, scarves, jewelry or unused cosmetics. **

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