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Philadelphia, April 2015

DirectWomen recently held our first regional program in Philadelphia. The event was on Wednesday, April 29 at Ballard Spahr's offices (1735 Market Street, 48th Floor). This program focused on how GCs can work with their CEOs and boards to increase gender diversity in the boardroom, and also provided practical strategies and tips for women seeking to serve on corporate boards. The very distinguished panel for the program included:

  • Greg Jordan, GC of PNC, former Chair of Reed Smith and Director of Highmark Inc.
  • Denise Keane, GC of Altria Group
  • Marcy Cohen, GC of ING Group
  • Helen Pudlin, former GC of PNC and a Director of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
  • Leslie Thornton, GC of WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas Light Co., and Director of Career Education Corp.

The program began at 5:30 with introductory remarks by Paula Fryland, the new PNC Bank Regional President. There was a networking reception afterwards.  


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