YPC Advisory Board Member Ben Bowman, Chief Strategy Officer, Velocity Advisory Group, facilitated a discussion on the distinction between "leadership" and "management," why each is important, and tools to master both when working with a remote team.
One of our very first Young Professionals of the Year, Basil Jackson, Marketing Coordinator, IDP Education, shares his approach to balancing leadership, professional development, networking, and volunteerism.
Isabel Lowney Brouhard, Manager of Individual Giving and Membership, Mann Center for Performing Arts, shares advice on how young professionals can harness their leadership potential.
Trevor Prichett, CEO, Yards Brewing Company, discusses how the next generation of business leaders in Philadelphia can help secure a better future for all.
We are thrilled to welcome this year's Advisory Board and to announce our new Chair and Vice Chair.
Get to know Monica Allen, Director, Marketing and Communications, Villanova School of Business, this year's Advisory Board Chair of the Young Professionals Council.
How has serving as Board Chair of the Young Professionals Council impacted your personal and professional development?
My journey with the Young Professionals Council (YPC) isn’t your “typical” story. At this time, I was in a role where I was working very closely with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. It was a typical check-in with my manager where we talked through our to-do list and everything that needed to be completed that week. The topic of the Young […]
What advice would you give to fellow young professionals looking to strengthen leadership development skills?
As professionals, we seek to develop skills to perform more effectively and efficiently, ultimately establishing ourselves as leaders within our space. I’ve found that strengthening leadership development skills has much to do with awareness, intentional engagement, accountability, and action. This means: understanding where opportunities already exist and using them, holding ourselves accountable as active participants and facilitators of our growth and development experience, […]
Congratulations to this year’s Spotlight Award recipients who have demonstrated remarkable leadership, exceptional volunteerism, a drive for career advancement, and outstanding relationship-building skills.
Marketing Assistant, IDP Education Ltd
Project Lead, Practice Transformation at Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Director of Partnerships, Campus Philly
YPC Spotlight Awards
Attendees will have the opportunity to network with a diverse group of peers while celebrating the region’s most influential young professionals, our Young Professionals of the Year.
Thursday, June […]
Guest Commentator: Jessica Schmitz, Senior Advisor, Financial Development Program, Cigna
How do you succeed in the workplace while starting a family?
Many young professionals enter the workforce enthusiastic, working long hours at the office, attending every extra-curricular activity, and asking for travel assignments that will allow them to get ahead while seeing the world. This perfectly described me until I had my first child in 2017. After returning to work, I’ve continued to grow professionally but life has changed quite a bit. After having a baby, many of us continue to expect perfection at work and at home, […]