Women in Business Conference


The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce recognizes the contributions of women in all areas of employment/business; this program will bring women together to connect, learn, and grow.

2020 Women in Business Conference is going virtual!

Thursday, September 17, 2020
New Date – Same great event. Join us!

Stay tuned for details…


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Sponsorship Available. Contact the Chamber Office 215.332.3400 or email events@nephilachamber.com  

Women face unique challenges in the business community. The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce with the “Women in Business” initiative will enable and empower women from CEO to an entry-level employee to women-owned businesses gain access to the tools to Propel their Success!

Hundreds of Women, Thousands of Ideas.

2020 Women in Business Conference Schedule

Welcome          Presenter Bio

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brandi Baldwin, CEO, Millennial Ventures Holding
Also welcoming Future Leaders. Young ladies from regional high schools and Girl Scouts will join the conference for breakfast.


Session I   Presenter Bios

Session – Communications
How To Tell Your Brand’s Story On Social Media
Presenter: Aliya Hammond, Social Media Consultant, Aliya Hammond Consulting, LLC

Session – Communications
Communication Trends: Are emails enough
Presenter: John Politsky, CEO, WeSpeak Easy Digital Marketing & Design

Session – Technology
Emerging Payment Solutions for Business Owners and Consumers
Presenter: Julie Pukas, SVP, and Head of Commercial Strategy and Integration, TD Bank

Session – Personal Development
Good Things Come to Those Who Hustle: Empowering Your Side Gig
Presenter: Graziella DiNuzzo, President, Graziella Public Relations and Events

Session – Career Development
Owning Your Mistakes Without Letting Them Own You
Presenter: TBD

Session – Technology
Climate Change in Philadelphia & its Impact on Business
Presenter: TBD


Session II    Presenter Bios

Session – Career Development
Best Practices for Filling Your Pipeline By Generating Leads
Presenter: Lisa Peskin, CEO, Business Development University

Session – Communications
New Decade, New You: How to Dominate Your Digital Marketing Presence
Presenters: 4M Communications

Session – Career Development
The NEW Continued Education: How Certification Can Take Your Career to The Next Level
Presenter: Penn State Abington

Session – Technology
Start Updating Your Apps To Update Your Time Management
Presenter: David Simon, Principal, Kingdom Social Media

Session – Communications
Lessons in Leadership: How Behavior Spreads
Presenter: Dr. Brandi Baldwin, CEO, Millennial Ventures Holding

Session – Personal Development
Mental Health in The Workplace
Presenter: Independence Blue Cross


2020 Luncheon Keynote Panel Coming Soon!

Session III   Presenter Bios

Panel – Career Development
Entrepreneur Pitch Workshop
Panelists: Goldman Sachs 10kSB at Community College of Philadelphia
Colleen Mook, Speaker, Podcaster, Small Business Consultant, ColleenMook.com
Pam Henshall, President, GNPCC

Session – Personal Development
Brilliantly Resilient: Embracing Your Past, Present, and Future
Presenter: Mary Fran Bontempo, Author, Speaker, and Humorist
Kristin Smedley
, Author and Speaker

Session – Communications
5 Secrets to Confident Public Speaking
Presenter: Laura Sicola, Founder, Vocal Impact Productions


Our Conference would not be possible without the generosity and support of our sponsors:

Corporate Sponsors:Marshalls Philadelphia D.C.
Philadelphia Federal Credit Union    Radisson Hotel Philadelphia Northeast
The InquirerTD Bank


Media Sponsor:
Northeast Times


Executive Sponsors
CORA Services, Inc.   Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Holy Family University   Inverse Paradox
Parx Casino   PIDC
Northeast Family YMCA   St Basil  Academy
Diverse Venture Leader   


General Session Sponsors:
FastSigns Northeast Philadelphia 
Stein Your Florist, Co.   The Print Shop and More, LLC