Professional Women's Roundtable

The PoWeR of Connections

Upcoming events

    • Friday, November 30, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Pyramid Club - 1735 Market Street, 51st Floor, Philadelphia PA

    ​Join the women of Professional Women's Roundtable, Ellevate Philadelphia, the Walnut Club, and FemCity Philadelphia for our final Coffee, Conversation and Connections hour of 2018. 3C is a great way to foster relationships with other professional women from around the region.

    This event is open to members and non-members. Registration is required. 

    Registration includes coffee, tea, fruit and bagels overlooking the city of Philadelphia.

    Mark your calendar for the last Friday of each month and bring a friend. We can't wait to see you there!

    Reminder: The Pyramid Club dress code - business casual only. Sorry no denim, sneakers or flip flops.

    • Wednesday, December 05, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 1100 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
    • 6

    Calling all beer lovers! Don't miss Brew Day with PWR.

    Home Brewed Events has grown into a noted Philadelphia-based event management and beer education leader.

    Founded in 2013, HBE’s team has collectively over 15 years of event management and beer experience.

    Join PWR to brew a variety of beers (wheat, pilsner, pale ale, sour IPA) and learn more about Meredith Rebar Williams (Certified Cicerone©) and Garrett Lee Williams (Cicerone © Certified Beer Server) and how they have taken their passion for brewing and began creating unique and specialized events based around beer.

    Note: This event is FREE for PWR members, but space is limited to 10 participants. Register early to guarantee your spot!

    • Monday, December 10, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hard Rock Café - 12th & Market Street, Philadelphia

    Developing a strong personal brand is both an art and science.

    Join PWR for a panel discussion with eight women who are experts in personal branding. Learn strategies for building and sharing your own brand, whether you are positioning yourself for growth within your current role, seeking a new opportunity or launching a professional venture of your own.

    Our panelists include:

    Carlee Myers

    Carlee is an expert at helping professionals who are no longer happy at work find their joy. She has a Bachelors of Fine Art where she studied and wrote her thesis on art making as a meditative practice, a practice she now uses to help her clients reduce stress and overwhelm in their careers. As the founder of Work You Love based out of Philadelphia, Carlee has helped hundreds people across the country remedy burnout using creative stress reduction techniques and build their dream career or business through her expertise as a career coach. 


    Beth Lawrence

    Beth made a name for herself in the hospitality industry, holding positions in sales, marketing, public relations and event planning for brands such as Dave & Buster's, Brûlée Catering, The Palm Restaurant and Snap Kitchen. She earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Certification in 2015 from the Convention Industry Council. Since starting her business, Beth has worked with clients in the hospitality, food and beverage, health and wellness, tech, and interior design industries to create unique campaigns, memorable events and media placements. All of the successes of her past endeavors are built on a foundation of connecting—people and brands with one another, event hosts with their guests, and companies with their customers and the communities they serve.

    Cherise Wynne

    Cherise (known as “Agent Lady”) is an experienced, top rated realtor at Coldwell Banker Preferred with a focus on Center City and surrounding areas. Cherise majored in biochemistry in college and started a job in the sciences after graduation. But after doing some investing in real estate, she decided it was time to follow her heart and take the next step to become a realtor. Cherise measures success in two ways: 1) helping home buyers cut through the noise and find a home that provides a great quality of life, and 2) helping home owners understand the fastest way to sell a home in Philadelphia and get the highest return on investment.

    Cynthia St. Pierre

    From early childhood, Cynthia has been drawn to storytelling. From street art to her coworker's crazy socks, she is inspired by the stories of everyday life and the messages that brands create, either intentional or accidental. She believes everyone has a story to share and many just need the platform and support to express it. As the Vice President of Marketing for MassMutual Greater Philadelphia, Cynthia shares the stories of MMGP advisors that are helping to change people's lives daily through financial health. Her team focuses on crafting authentic, unique, and personalized branding and programming that communicate the characteristics that make MMGP unique.

    Dawn Angelique Roberts

    Dawn is an energetic detail-oriented team player and an award-winning communications professional with over 20 years experience in journalism and public relations. She serves as a health and wellness advocate, media relations specialist, social media strategist, special events consultant, and travel professional.  She is committed to helping youth and adults live healthy, active lives. As the Director of Media Relations and Community Relations for Elite Access Running and endurance running coach for the American Cancer Society, DetermiNation program, Dawn runs and coaches beginning and experienced runners to make a difference in the fight against cancer. 

    Deirdre Childress Hopkins

    Deirdre is the Strategic Communications Manager for the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, where she is responsible for public relations, internal and external communications and supports marketing, advertising and sales efforts. She also serves as President Elect for the Philadelphia Public Relations Association. Deirdre is a former entertainment, city desk, sports and suburban editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where she supervised and edited award-winning reporters and freelancers. Deirdre served as the 2014 and 2015 Convention and Career Fair Program Chair for the National Association of Black Journalists. She was also on the 2016 Philadelphia Democratic National Convention’s Communications Working Group and was a member of the 2015 Communications and Marketing Committee for the World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit to Philadelphia.

    Emilie Klenk

    Emilie is the Manager of Marketing Operations at Montgomery McCracken, a regional law firm where see oversees the firm’s internal and external communications, media relations, social media and website, events, and marketing technology. She works with the Director of Marketing and Business Development to assist with all of the firm’s marketing and business development initiatives. Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken in 2015, Emilie worked as a Marketing Coordinator at Fox Rothschild and Grant Thornton. Emilie serves on the board of the Legal Marketing Association in Philadelphia as the Future Leaders Chair. In this role, she coordinates programming and coaches members on professional development and leadership.


    Hillary Rea

    Hillary is the founder of Tell Me A Story ( She’s worked with individuals and companies across industries to communicate an authentic narrative through professional development workshops, public speaking training, and live storytelling events. She is an award-winning storyteller (NYC Moth StorySLAM winner, Upright Citizen’s Brigade’s Animated Stories, the Story Collider) and the host of Tell Me A Story’s long-running live show. Hillary is a 2016 Independence Foundation Fellow in the Arts and was a 2011 Artist-in-Residence for Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC. In addition to performing and running her own business, Hillary is an audio documentarian. She holds a certificate in Documentary Arts from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies and is the producer/host of the podcast, Rashomon (

Past events

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 PWR 16th Anniversary Event & PoWeR Award Presentation
Friday, October 26, 2018 Coffee, Conversation and Connections
Monday, October 15, 2018 PWR October PoWeR Happy Hour
Friday, September 28, 2018 Coffee, Conversation and Connections
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Political Me: Exploring Pathways to Public Leadership and Civic Involvement
Friday, August 31, 2018 Coffee, Conversation and Connections
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Members-Only Event: VIP Tour - The Forged Iron Club
Thursday, June 21, 2018 PWR Members-Only Event: Palate Building Workshop
Thursday, June 14, 2018 Happy Hour & Networking: PWR partners with Ladies Get Paid
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 Combating Imposter Syndrome
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 PWR May PoWeR Happy Hour
Thursday, May 10, 2018 PWR Members-Only Event: Strength Source Project
Monday, April 30, 2018 Vocal Empowerment for Women in Leadership
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 PWR Members-Only Event: Coffee & Connections - Estate Planning Basics: When Do You Really Need a Will?
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 PWR Members-Only Event: Coffee and Connections - Understanding Your Tax Return, 2017, 2018 and Beyond
Monday, March 26, 2018 PWR Members-Only Event: Self-Defense Tactics for Women
Monday, March 19, 2018 PWR March PoWeR Happy Hour
Friday, February 23, 2018 PWR Members-Only Event: Coffee & Connections - Working Motherhood
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Mama Said: Self-Advocacy in the Workplace
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Coffee and Conversation - Introductory Financial Goal Setting & Planning for Women
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 PWR January PoWeR Happy Hour
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Partner Event: 2017 IBA Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Coffee & Connections - Diversity and Inclusion: Closing the Leadership and Opportunity Gap
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Coffee & Connections
Thursday, November 02, 2017 Anniversary Event & PoWeR Award Presentation: Patrice Banks
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Political Me: Exploring Pathways to Public Leadership and Civic Involvement
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 PWR July PoWeR Hour
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 PWR June PoWeR Hour
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Overcoming Obstacles Event
Thursday, April 13, 2017 PWR April PoWeR Hour
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Effective Communication Styles to Foster Teamwork and Improve Culture
Thursday, February 23, 2017 February Networking Happy Hour
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 PWR - C Suite Design Pop Up Happy Hour
Thursday, February 02, 2017 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Forum
Thursday, January 26, 2017 PWR - 1/26/17 Partner Appreciation Happy Hour!
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Center City Proprietors Association (CCPA)
Thursday, November 03, 2016 Connecting the Dots for a Healthy Heart
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 October Members Only PoWeR Roundtable Lunch
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 Anniversary Event & PoWeR Award Presentation
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Career Grease: How to Get Unstuck and Pivot Your Career
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Networking Event with Bryn Mawr College
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 July Members Only PoWeR Roundtable Lunch
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Center City Proprietors Association (CCPA)
Thursday, June 02, 2016 Magic Gardens Tour & Happy Hour
Thursday, May 19, 2016 PWR May PoWeR Hour
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 April Members Only PoWeR Roundtable Lunch
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 POSTPONED - PWR April Event with the Fun Department! Please check back for updates
Thursday, March 31, 2016 PWR Wine Tasting Event
Thursday, February 25, 2016 Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace and in our Communities
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 February Members Only PoWeR Roundtable Lunch
Thursday, January 28, 2016 PWR January PoWeR Hour
Thursday, December 10, 2015 PWR December Holiday Wine Tasting Event - Postponed
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 PWR November Happy Hour
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 October Members Only PoWeR Roundtable Lunch
Thursday, October 08, 2015 PWR Anniversary and PoWeR Award Event Sponsored By Long Financial Group
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 August Panel Discussion: Let's Be Allies Not Frenemies
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Cozen O'Connor Women's Initiative and PWR Networking Reception
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 June Members Only PoWeR Roundtable Lunch
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Women on Course
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Professional Headshots and Networking Event
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 April Members Only PoWeR Roundtable Lunch
Thursday, April 09, 2015 PWR - Members Only PoWeR Hour
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 The Generation Gap: Baby Boomers' and Millennials' Use of Technology
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Members Only PoWeR Roundtable Lunch
Friday, January 30, 2015 Professional Women's Roundtable & ACE Women's Forum Present a Political Panel
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 December Event: Work-Life Balance with Julie Cohen, PCC
Thursday, November 13, 2014 November PWR PoWeR Hour at Realm Design Studio - Open to all!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 PoWeR Award Ceremony and Anniversary Event
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 September Event: How to Develop Yourself as a Community Leader
Monday, September 15, 2014 Members Only - September PWR PoWeR Hour at Realm Design Studio - CANCELLED
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 August Event: Transition Strategies
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 July Event: Vocal Empowerment with Dr. Laura Sicola
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 July PWR PoWeR Hour
Saturday, June 21, 2014 Family Day at the Zoo!
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Women on Course
Thursday, May 29, 2014 Discovering Your Memory Power with Matthew Goerke
Sunday, April 27, 2014 Mothers Day Tea (Rescheduled Holiday Tea)
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 PWR at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Your Voice Your Vision: Developing Your Inner Champion
Friday, January 24, 2014 Professional Women's Roundtable & ACE Women's Forum Present a Political Panel
Thursday, January 16, 2014 January PWR PoWeR Hour
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 November Professional Women's Roundtable (PWR) Co-Ed Event
Friday, November 01, 2013 Pennsylvania Conference for Women
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Anniversary Event Champagne Reception
Thursday, September 19, 2013 PoWeR Hour - Members Only
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Special PoWeR Connection - Mary Seton Corboy
Wednesday, August 07, 2013 Taking Your Seat at the Table: Empowering Women to Success in their Career Path
Monday, July 29, 2013 Tailor Your Image
Thursday, July 25, 2013 Connect to Advance - Multicultural Networking Event
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 PoWeR Connections - Mary Beth Pratt
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Women on Course
Thursday, June 06, 2013 PoWeR Connections - Cheri Cutler
Thursday, May 16, 2013 A Mural Arts Program Trolley Tour
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 PoWeR Connections - Lesley Mallow Wendell
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 PoWeR Connections - Nicole Galli, Co-Founder of PWR
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Pushing Your Boundaries Workshop
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 PoWeR Connections - Janine Furia, VP, Wells Fargo Bank & Co-Founder of PWR
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Reaching Out to the Next Generation of Women Business Leaders
Friday, January 25, 2013 Professional Women's Roundtable & ACE Women's Forum Present a Political Panel
Saturday, December 08, 2012 PWR 2012 Year End Tea
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 November Professional Women's Roundtable (PWR) Co-Ed Event
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 PWR October Networking Event: Women and Money Retirement and Planning
Thursday, September 20, 2012 10th Anniversary and PoWeR Awards Event
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 September PoWeR Connection with Lesley Mallow Wendell
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 A Mural Arts Program Trolley Tour
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