Over 200 women, along with a handful of men, gathered for a continuation of the Lean In discussion initiated by Sheryl Sandberg during her stop in Philadelphia two months ago. Among the topics covered in the broad discussion included confidence, criticism, mentorship, staying or leaving, and negotiating.
Volunteers with the Young Professionals Network brought their school cheer to McClure Elementary School on Friday, June 1 to celebrate the end of the school year. About 50 children were given a “fun day” with our volunteers as a reward for their perfect attendance and citizenship through this year.
Over 100 enthusiastic young professionals gathered at The University of the Arts’ Hamilton Hall on Monday, May 21, 2012 for YPN’s 6th annual installment of its Success in the City program. Tanya Hall, executive director at Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress, moderated the panel discussion on the very timely topic of diversity in the workplace. The panelists represented a cross-section of area businesses and organizations and included Ronald Baldwin, director of supplier management and diversity at Keystone Mercy Health Plan; Varsovia Fernandez, president and CEO at Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Rakia Reynolds, president at Skai Blue Media; and James Sanders, director at Minority Business Development Agency Business Center Philadelphia.
The Saturday before Christmas is usually reserved for last minute holiday shopping. Rather, a group of about 15 dedicated YPN volunteers rolled up their sleeves to assist Turning Points for Children with their Toy Shop program. Volunteers sorted toys and games into appropriate age groups and organized clothing according to size, as well as decorated the space for the holidays.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey recently addressed members of the Young Professionals Network of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
On Tuesday, November 15, 2011, YPN members gathered at The Water Works Restaurant and Lounge for a networking event that featured Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey.
The first thing that guests attending the Back on My Feet Bash this past Wednesday, November 2 noticed wasn’t the beautiful salon ballroom for the event, or the high fashion feel of the stages, but rather the 17 YPN members greeting them at the door. The smiling faces of our fellow members helped welcome the support and participants in celebrating one of Philly’s greatest charities.
The sun shone on this year’s Philly Cares Day, held on Saturday, October 22. The day got even brighter as 35 YPN volunteers descended on the Henry C. Lea School in West Philadelphia. YPN volunteers were divided into groups focused on painting outdoor window grates, cleaning out storage areas, and painting the school office and hallways.
On October 11, YPN held its first “industry meet-ups” networking event at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture. Stephanie Balan, YPN Vice Chair, welcomed attendees to the event.
An energetic group of 25 YPN volunteers met at the Cradles to Crayons warehouse (The Giving Factory) on September 28 to help with the Fall season donations that Cradles to Crayons has been collecting.