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 County, 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:

Wendy Bartlett

Senior VP Commercial Lending at Fulton Bank and Women United chair, Atlantic County

“Serving our community is an incredibly important role that we, as leaders in business, education, nonprofit and other sectors, play in building the success of our youth.”

Women United Leadership


Chair, Southeastern PA
J. Lindsay Johnston, Esq., JLJ Consulting

Vice-Chair, Southeastern PA
Sandy L. Pfeffer, Deloitte LLP

Chair, Atlantic County, NJ
Wendy Bartlett, Fulton Bank

Vice-Chair, Atlantic County, NJ
Jessica Kowal, Inspira Health Network

Steering Committee Members

Catherine Fox, Comcast Corporation

Kaitlyn Flynn, Enterprise Fleet Management

Charmaine Gee, AmeriHealth Caritas

Carol Haines, Jefferson Health

Angela Harris, Independence Blue Cross

Sheena Jain, Campbell Soup Company

Susan Manning, DocuXcel

Kristen Mariana, Independence Blue Cross

Alison Pettine-Hecker, Secure Planning Group LLC

Gina Principato, Holman Automotive

Angelica Roiz, Grant Thornton LLP

Staci Scott, Health Partners Foundation

Justine Sloyer, Comcast Corporation

Tina Tinneny, Enterprise Holdings

Rachel Walker, Optia Group LLC

Winter Washington, Enterprise Holdings

Advisory Council Members

Molly D. Shepard, The Leader’s Edge/ Leaders By Design, WLI Southeastern PA Founder

Susan Boehm, Karr Barth

Karen Dougherty Buchholz, Comcast Corporation

Angela Dowd-Burton, Community Volunteer

Marci Dwyer, Marci Dwyer Executive Search

Amy Frazier, PwC

Melissa Grimm, Grimm and Grove Communications

Nancy Gunza,CliftonLarsonAllen

Kim Landry, Hollister Creative


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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