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The Chamber Completes Future Leaders Mentorship Pilot

The Chamber Completes Future Leaders Mentorship Pilot

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017 | 0 comments

According to the Chamber’s recent survey of emerging mid-career professionals, 44% of young professionals agree that they are most motivated by professional advancement opportunities; mentorship being highly rated among them. Last year, the Chamber’s Young Professionals Council (YPC) reiterated that having opportunities to increase personal, professional, and civic connections and engagement are crucial factors to navigating […]

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Member Perspective: Julianne Reichert

Member Perspective: Julianne Reichert

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Julianne Reichert, Marketing Manager, SolomonEdwards; Board Member & Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee, Young Professionals Council What employment opportunities for young professionals motivate you to continue to grow your personal and professional life in the Greater Philadelphia region? My career has been a marathon, winding through the proverbial streets of Greater Philadelphia, just as […]

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Member Perspective: Sean Hand

Member Perspective: Sean Hand

Posted Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Sean Hand, Associate Director — Global Premier Account Management, KPMG LLP @seanwhand @KPMG_US; Vice Chair and incoming Chair, Young Professionals Council @ypcPHL What amenities (accessibility, affordability, culture, workforce, etc.) motivate you to continue to grow your personal and professional life in the Greater Philadelphia region? That’s My Jawn Anyone who grew up in […]

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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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