Stephanie Owens, Account Supervisor, Karma Agency, shares advice to Philadelphia transplants looking to get immersed in the city's culture, resources, and opportunities for young professionals.
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 […]
Ian Perler, Licensed Sales Agent, Star Real Estate Group, details how we can collectively ensure that all neighborhoods—and neighbors—benefit from Philadelphia's expanding real estate market.
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, […]
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, […]
What have you learned about networking over the past several years through your time in YPC?
When I moved to Philadelphia in 2014, my job provided me with ample time on the regional rail and little time to meet new people. I realized that I needed to take the initiative to get involved in something in the city, or else I would only have my career to show for myself. A quick Google search brought me to […]
Julianne Reichert, Marketing Manager, SolomonEdwards, shares key lessons from leadership development opportunities throughout her professional career.
Allison Bassman, Head of Talent Development, Saxbys, explains how defined career pathways for young professionals can be a powerful talent retention tool.
Ginny Susini, Vice President & Senior Banking Advisor, PNC Wealth Management, discusses the lessons she's learned during her involvement with YPC.
Check out this month's December recap featuring a Professional Development workshop and volunteering with the Bethesda Project.