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[Infographic] – Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders: A Survey of Emerging Mid-Career Professionals

[Infographic] – Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders: A Survey of Emerging Mid-Career Professionals

Posted Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 | 0 comments

Co-developed by the Chamber’s Education & Talent Action Team and Young Professionals Council, the Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders in Greater Philadelphia Survey was designed to better understand the regional, professional and personal motivators of the region’s emerging mid-career professionals. The survey was open for response between September 27, 2016 and January 9, 2017. […]

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Member Perspective: Andy Sofish & Joanna Bergeron

Member Perspective: Andy Sofish & Joanna Bergeron

Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Andy Sofish, Principal, and Joanna Bergeron, Chief Talent Officer, CapTech Ventures, Inc. How do professional development opportunities impact regional talent retention? Many businesses in Greater Philadelphia and other markets find that employee retention has become a hot-button issue. Turnover is costly, impacts morale and can compromise productivity, customer service and client delivery. In […]

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Member Perspective: Rebecca Zinn

Member Perspective: Rebecca Zinn

Posted Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator:  Rebecca Zinn, Assistant Professor, Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Fox Management Consulting at Temple University’s Fox School of Business What does Fox Management Consulting’s recent involvement in Pay It Forward: Mentoring Our Future Leaders show about the importance of mentorship for regional talent retention? A June 2016 survey by Abodo.com determined that Philadelphia has 95 […]

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Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders in Greater Philadelphia

Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders in Greater Philadelphia

Posted Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 | 0 comments

As a substantial place to study, live and work, Philadelphia has earned a reputation for attracting talent to the region. But what factors into a young professionals’ decision to relocate to another city? The Chamber’s Education and Talent Action Team aims to find out. The survey, sprung from the desire to nationally broadcast our region as a […]

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Young Professionals Network Celebrates 20 Years

Young Professionals Network Celebrates 20 Years

Posted Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 | 0 comments

When Scott Mirkin, President and Executive Producer of ESM Productions, launched the Young Professionals Network with the Chamber 20 years ago, he had no idea what the program would evolve into, but he knew it was something our region needed. “One of the first things I recommended was to get involved with the Young Professionals […]

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Lean In: How Successful Leaders Navigated the Career Jungle Gym

Lean In: How Successful Leaders Navigated the Career Jungle Gym

Posted Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 | 0 comments

Over 200 women, along with a handful of men, gathered for a continuation of the Lean In discussion initiated by Sheryl Sandberg during her stop in Philadelphia two months ago. Among the topics covered in the broad discussion included confidence, criticism, mentorship, staying or leaving, and negotiating.

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YPN Volunteers Help Students Celebrate the End of the School Year

YPN Volunteers Help Students Celebrate the End of the School Year

Posted Monday, June 4th, 2012 | 0 comments

Volunteers with the Young Professionals Network brought their school cheer to McClure Elementary School on Friday, June 1 to celebrate the end of the school year. About 50 children were given a “fun day” with our volunteers as a reward for their perfect attendance and citizenship through this year.

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Expert Panel Discusses Various Facets of Diversity

Expert Panel Discusses Various Facets of Diversity

Posted Thursday, May 31st, 2012 | 0 comments

Over 100 enthusiastic young professionals gathered at The University of the Arts’ Hamilton Hall on Monday, May 21, 2012 for YPN’s 6th annual installment of its Success in the City program. Tanya Hall, executive director at Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress, moderated the panel discussion on the very timely topic of diversity in the workplace. The panelists represented a cross-section of area businesses and organizations and included Ronald Baldwin, director of supplier management and diversity at Keystone Mercy Health Plan; Varsovia Fernandez, president and CEO at Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Rakia Reynolds, president at Skai Blue Media; and James Sanders, director at Minority Business Development Agency Business Center Philadelphia.

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YPN Volunteers for Turning Points for Children's Toy Shop Program

YPN Volunteers for Turning Points for Children's Toy Shop Program

Posted Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 | 0 comments

The Saturday before Christmas is usually reserved for last minute holiday shopping. Rather, a group of about 15 dedicated YPN volunteers rolled up their sleeves to assist Turning Points for Children with their Toy Shop program. Volunteers sorted toys and games into appropriate age groups and organized clothing according to size, as well as decorated the space for the holidays.

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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Speaks to Young Professionals

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Speaks to Young Professionals

Posted Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 | 0 comments

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey recently addressed members of the Young Professionals Network of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

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