Professional Women's Roundtable

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PWR to Honor The Director, Center for Corporate Governace, Lebow College of Business, Drexel University at the 12th Anniversary Event Sponsored by PNC

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 1:41 PM | Anonymous

Patricia Connolly to Receive PoWeR Award on October 22nd

PHILADELPHIA – September 12, 2013 Professional Women’s Roundtable (PWR) – a non-profit providing networking, leadership, educational and personal growth opportunities to a diverse group of emerging women business leaders in the Greater Philadelphia region – will present its PoWeR Award to Patricia Connolly of the Center for Corporate Governance at LeBow College of Business, Drexel Universityat its 12th  anniversary event on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 (5:30 – 8:00 p.m., DiBruno Brothers, 1730 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA, 19103).

The PoWeR Award annually honors a woman or women in the Greater Philadelphia region who has shown a commitment to helping junior women advance in their careers, as well as a dedication to her profession and community. Recent honorees include LEADERSHIP Philadelphia CEO Liz Dow and Mary Seton Corboy, Greensgrow Farms co-founder and Chief Farm Hand.

Ms. Connolly is a catalyst for thoughtful, constructive discussions on issues and new ideas for leading and governing in the 21st century. Currently, as Director for the Center for Corporate Governance of Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, Ms. Connolly develops strategic partnerships with public, private, and not-for-profit boards of directors to address best practices in board governance. With the invaluable blend of a banking career and not-for profit leadership, Ms. Connolly also navigates easily through organizations with different business models and access to resources.  At PNC Financial Corp., she rose to Group Vice President in the retail and private banking group and subsequently held executive positions with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Academy of Natural Sciences. In her not-for-profit roles, Patricia excelled in finding investors for key strategic initiatives.

            Patricia holds a BA in History from Bryn Mawr College and an MA in Liberal Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Connolly received the NACD Certificate of Director Education and the University Of Pennsylvania Certificate Of Executive Administration for Non Profits. She is a Certified Governance Trainer for BoardSource, a national organization dedicated to advancing board leadership and effective governance. Patricia is a member of Women Corporate Directors (WCD) and serves on the boards of Shore Medical Center and Chestnut Hill College.  She also previously served on the Board of Directors for the Forum of Executive Women where she participated in the mentorship program, providing guidance and leadership to emerging women leaders.

The fee to attend the October 15th event is $20 for premium members (events pre-paid), $30 for standard members (events not pre-paid), $10 for sponsors, and $45 for non-members, and includes drinks and light fare.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to or call 267-287-8497, or register PoWeR Award Ceremony Anniversary Event by October 17th.


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