Emcee for the Day
Local entertainment personality, Media and Communications Expert
Vice President of PEOPLE Chronicles, where she also hosts a weekly show called ‘What’s The Story.'
Breakfast Keynote Speaker7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Breakfast Keynote Speaker
Principal, Strawberry Mansion High School
Linda Cliatt-Wayman is a passionate educator with an unwavering belief in the potential of all children. Her leadership as a high school principal in North Philadelphia has been featured by TED, ABC World News Tonight, and Nightline. Wayman spent two years as Assistant Superintendent of High Schools for the School District of Philadelphia, directly overseeing all of the district's 52 high schools. But when the district decided to merge her two former schools, FitzSimons and Rhodes, with another North Philadelphia High School, Strawberry Mansion, Wayman knew she had to step in to lead the merged school as principal.
At Strawberry Mansion, not far from the North Philadelphia neighborhood where she grew up, Wayman and her team are once again proving what is possible for low-income children. Test scores have improved every year since Wayman took over, and the school was removed from the federal Persistently Dangerous Schools list for the first time in five years.
Wayman's powerful leadership and the success of her students have caused people to take notice. Diane Sawyer and her team spent an entire school year documenting Wayman's efforts, which were featured on both ABC World News Tonight and Nightline. She was named a KYW Gamechanger and won the 2014 Philadelphia Magazine Trailblazer Award and 2014 Philadelphia Maneto Award
Luncheon & Athena Award Presentation11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join us to honor this year's recipient of the ATHENA Leadership Award® – a national award that celebrates the potential of all men and women as members and leaders of the community and recognizes those who support them.
Athena Award Recipient
P. Sue Perrotty
CEO & Owner, AFM Financial Services
Sue Perrotty retired from banking in 2002 after a 27 year career in the industry, most recently as executive vice president and head of global operations for First Union Corp., as a member of the Office of the Chairman in Charlotte, N.C.
Following retirement from banking, Sue served as Chief of Staff to First Lady of Pennsylvania Judge Marjorie Rendell from 2003 through 2007. Sue is the CEO and Owner of AFM Financial Services and BAC Services and currently serves as an independent consultant to several small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area. She also serves on several Boards for American Realty Capital related entities.
Sue currently serves as Investment Committee Chair for the Berks County Community Foundation Board, sits on the Board of Philadelphia Hospitality and was named was named Emerita Trustee in October 2015, in addition to being Chair of the Development Committee for the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA Board. In the past she has served on the Boards of both PAL of Reading and the PAL of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute, GPUAC, Our City Reading, Caron Foundation Philadelphia Advisory Board, Pennsylvania Stage Company, the Church Capital Value Trust family of mutual funds, Chair of the Olivet Boys and Girls Club Community Advisory Board and GSEP's 2012 Take the Lead Committee.
She has received numerous awards for community leadership and professional accomplishments including the Pa 50 Best Women in Business, the Franciscan Award from Alvernia University, the Albright College Distinguished Alumni Award, the Women of Distinction award from the March of Dimes, Take the Lead Award from the Girl Scouts, and the 2006 Champion of Youth Award from Olivet Boys & Girls Club. In 2009 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law Degree from Albright College. She is a 1975 graduate of Albright College with BS in Economics and currently resides in Reading, with her husband, Craig, and son, Nicholas.
ExhibitorsThroughout the day you will have time to visit more than 40 women-owned businesses and W2W sponsor organizations offering services and products. Samples, coupons, makeovers, chair massages, demos, and more. Click to see a list of Expo Exhibitors.
Choose from Body, Mind & Soul Tracks
Session I: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
MIND ~ Lifecycle of Wealth
Vance E. Antonacci
McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC
Kimberly Henchinski, MFT, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
DGR Behavioral Health, LLC
Wealth Advisor & Partner
Herbein Wealth Management
Ruthann Woll, CPA
Principal, Tax Service Group
Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP (RKL)
We all experience life events, whether it be marriage, divorce or losing a loved one. Going through these transitions can create emotional and financial stress. Our panel discussion will provide insight on how to best handle finances, tax and legal issues and emotions during these transformative life events.
BODY ~ Anxiety . . . What Is Your Body Telling You?
Krista Schenkel, D.O.
Family Medicine Physician
Penn State Health St. Joseph
'I'm stressed!' 'I feel anxious.' We all say it, but what does it really mean? More importantly, do you recognize that your body is giving you signals that you are verbalizing? Dr. Schenkel will discuss how to identify anxiety, the effects of uncontrolled anxiety on a woman's body, and different ways to cope and recover from anxiety.
SOUL ~ Developing Your Intuition: The Ultimate Female Superpower
Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Spiritual Teacher, and Energy Healer
Did you ever have a strong feeling that you were making the right decision? What if you could access that inner-knowing at will? This workshop will teach you how to connect with the ultimate female superpower -- your intuition. You'll learn exercises to develop your intuition and tips for incorporating it into your life and business, so you can quickly and effectively discover the answers you seek. Gain confidence in your choices, success in your career, and peace in your life.
Session II: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
MIND ~ Getting back in the Game . . . or Changing the Game You're in
Flexibility2 Talent Network Recruiter PricewaterhouseCoopers
Mary Ellen Wells
Alvernia Professor Mary Ellen Wells and PwC HR Recruiter Paige Lamparella share advice and personal success on how to restart a career after time away from the workforce and how to change career paths if you aren't happy with the road you're on.
BODY ~ Sexy Skin through the Ages – A Holistic Approach
Flavia de Paula
Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Bell Tower Salon and Spa
Amy Hendrix, CRNP
Reading Dermatology for Healthy Skin
Ann Wellock, RD, LDN
Registered Dietitian, Outpatient Nutrition Services
Reading Health System
Now more than ever, women are concerned about their skin. Are you overwhelmed like many women with all the information and assorted products on the market - from skin cancer prevention to best practices for beautiful, radiant skin? This panel discussion is for you! Hear from professionals on how to care for you skin through the ages. From your 20's through to your 60's and beyond, we will talk holistically about skin care.
SOUL ~ Rediscover and Reshape your Music Mojo
Hannah V. Phillips, MTT-BC
Sweet Sound Music Therapy
Through the use of live and recorded music, tools and fun techniques, Hannah will lead you in exploring, experiencing and participating in using music. Not only to serve and to nurture your mind, body and spirit but to shape your day and future in a positive way.
Session III: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
MIND ~ Are you Fully Engaged?
Executive Director, Girls on the Run of Berks County
Founder, SynDios LLC
Do you feel pulled in too many directions? Tired all the time? Racing from one thing to the next and wondering when you'll get a break? Learn how to be fully engaged in your own life! You'll walk away empowered to make positive changes that will allow you to feel more focused, energetic and better equipped to manage your day-to-day life.
BODY ~ Self-Defense Are You Prepared?
MPower Self Defense
MPower Self Defense
Back by popular demand, the gentlemen from MPower Self Defense will introduce you to some basics of self-defense by focusing on a key factor of daily survival - situational awareness. How vulnerable are you at any given time and how can you change those odds? Tony and Lee will also touch upon non-lethal forms of self-defense.
SOUL ~ Fulfillment through Volunteering
Berks • Fire • Water Restorations, Inc.℠
It can start as a passion, a hobby, a personal experience and then it takes on a whole new outlet becoming an avenue for volunteerism. Not only do you gain a sense of fulfillment, you can gain a new appreciation for your passion, hobby or experience; new colleagues; and new close friends. In return, the non-profit you choose to volunteer for gets your invaluable time and efforts. It can complete you!
Closing Celebration - Fashion Show & Prizes
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
We wrap up the day with a fun fashion show, featuring our own Women2Women real-women models, sponsored by Boscov's Department Stores, work to weekend - petite to plus - 20 years old to "I'm not Telling." Apparel and accessories to appeal to everyone.
You could be the winner of a gift card giveaway, discount vendor coupon or another phenomenal prize - but you have to to stick around to the very end! More than $1,000 worth of prizes will be given away, including some phenomenal gift cards. (Must be present to win).