I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on October 16. TNP paid for all of their female employees to go which, as I type it out, is weird and sad for the men.
It was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Arch Street in Philadelphia. Just a PATCO/Speedline trip for me! The doors opened at 7:30 pm for the Exhibit Hall and the complimentary breakfast. I arrived at 8:10, and all of the food was gone except for 2 muffins, and all of the coffee was gone except for decaf. They had to have known how many people were attending, so I can only assume my fellow conference goers were taking more than their share. I’ve worked enough meetings to know that’s often the case.
The opening keynote speakers were Jane Pauley, Jill Abramson and Candy Chang. Jane and Jill were warm, witty, and intelligent. They had inspiring stories and anecdotes for us. I never heard of Candy Chang, but after hearing about half of her speech, it was evident that she should have opened for Jane and Jill. I ducked out to rustle up some food. Continue Reading →