WOMEN UNITED

When women join hands to face some of our region’s greatest challenges, powerful change happens.

Women United is a diverse network of women leaders from across the region who are making a positive impact in local communities. Through a commitment to leadership, philanthropy and volunteerism, Women United is focused on building a generation of youth who are poised for success.

Women United offers:

 

Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  • Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow (GTLT) program is a signature program our Women United designed to empower women and girls in the Southeastern PA region
  • Starting in seventh grade, girls who are struggling in school and making poor choices are connected with GTLT to help guide them back on track to high school graduation, and beyond
  • Through a focus on personal goals and achievement, each GTLT participant outlines their path to college and career through the support of their peers and GTLT staff
  • Since its inception in 2007, 400 girls have completed the GTLT program

Success By 6

  • In Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties, Women United focuses on building strong foundations in early reading through Success By 6®, United Way’s early childhood development initiative
  • Programs such as First Book are building at-home libraries in low-income neighborhoods to ensure children have access to quality, age-appropriate books.
  • An annual kindergarten readiness calendar guides parents to use everyday teaching moments to prepare them for the classroom.
  • Ready, Set, READ! deploys caring volunteer readers in local preschools to share the experience of reading and get children excited about books.

Women’s Leadership Initiative Next Generation Women Leaders (WING)

Through our WING network, emerging women leaders age 35 and under can cultivate their philanthropic interests while building a strong network of Women United members. WING members engage in special partnerships with nonprofit organizations serving at-risk women and girls, and help to foster creative ideas, build relationships and energize our next generation leaders to make a difference in our community.

 

WING engages women leaders:

Sandy Pfeffer

Advisory Managing Director at Deloitte, LLP, Women United Chair, Southeastern PA

“Leadership to me is about engaging, challenging and inspiring. Great ideas and progress come when you combine a diversity of thought with inspiration.”

Susan Manning

Chief Executive Officer at DocuXcel, Women United Vice-Chair, Southeastern PA

“As a female entrepreneur, Women United has opened up a diverse network of highly successful professional women who are leading positive change both within their organizations and their local communities. This dynamic group of leaders share their knowledge and expertise through their commitment to leadership, philanthropy and volunteerism.”

Linda Bazemore

Vice President of Finance and Administration at Atlantic County Utilities Authority, Women United Chair, Atlantic County, NJ

“Women United has the ability to reach and impact the community. Every bit of positive enforcement in young people’s lives is a benefit to their success and their future.”

Women United Leadership

Chair, Southeastern PA
Sandy L. Pfeffer
Deloitte LLP

Vice-Chair, Southeastern PA
Susan Manning
DocuXcel

WING Chair, Southeastern PA
Justine Sloyer

Chair, Atlantic County, NJ
Linda Bazemore
Atlantic County Utilities Authority

Kimberly Andreola
Holman Enterprises

Alicia Daugherty
Comcast Corporation

Kristen Easton
Independence Blue Cross

Catherine Fox
Comcast Corporation

Charmaine Gee
AmeriHealth Caritas

Jennifer Hammel
Key Bank 

Angela Harris
Independence Blue Cross

Sheena Jain
Campbell Soup Company

Lindsay Johnston
PoWer

Kafi Lindsay
PNC

Kate Reiprich
AmerisourceBergen

Kiera McFadden-Roan
Parker McCay

Marina Patrice Nolan
Community College of Philadelphia

Alison Pettine
Secure Planning Group LLC

Gina Principato
Holman Automotive

Angelica Roiz
Grant Thornton LLP

Staci Scott
Health Partners Foundation

Tina Tinneny
Enterprise Holdings

Rachel Walker
Optia Group LLC

Winter Washington
Chubb

Molly D. Shepard
Women United Founder
The Leader’s Edge/Leaders By Design

Susan Boehm
Karr Barth

Karen Dougherty Buchholz
Comcast Corporation

Angela Dowd-Burton
Community Volunteer

Amy Frazier
PwC

Melissa Grimm
Grimm and Grove Communications

Nancy Gunza
CliftonLarsonAllen

Kim Landry
Hollister Creative

Charisse R. Lillie
CRLCONSULTING LLC

Lorina Marshall-Blake
Independence Blue Cross

Lori F. Reiner, CPA
EisnerAmper LLP

Denise Rinear
Community Volunteer

Nancy Threlfall
Threlfall Marketing

Karen Walters
Independence Blue Cross

Harriet Weiss
CRW Graphics

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