The Pennsylvania Conference for Women

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Action News Anchors Nydia Han, Tamala Edwards, and Monica Malpass will emcee throughout the day. They look forward to also sharing their thoughts on work/life balance, professional ambition and what inspires them on their life's journey.

Moncia Malpass sat down with Sara Manzano-Daz, Regional Administrator for the U.S. General Services (GSA) Mid-Atlantic Region to discuss tips on work-life-balance in the society.

Monica Malpass sat down with Deanna Byrne, Partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers to discuss work-life-balance tips for professional women while at the workplace.

Nydia Han sits down with Alison Young, Director of Leadership at Drexel, LeBow College of Business to discuss tips to help professional women achieve work-life-balance:






REGISTER NOW! Don't miss your chance to join together with thousands of women at the 12th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women for a groundbreaking day of inspiration, reinvention and networking! A rare opportunity to see actress and businesswoman Jessica Alba, along with inspirational authors, business leaders, newsmakers and more. November 19, 2015, Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Follow: #PennWomen | Twitter: @PennWomen | Facebook

JESSICA ALBA is founder and chief creative officer of The Honest Company, which she launched in 2012 with a mission to inspire and empower people to live a healthy life. She is also an actress, activist and New York Times best-selling author.The Honest Company sells products that are effective, safe, beautiful, accessible and responsible. It is a trusted resource committed to providing education and support across its community of members. Its growing portfolio of more than 100 products addresses the ever- growing category needs of baby, personal care, home care, vitamins and supplements, gear and more. Read Jessica's full bio.

In addition to Alba, the powerful 2015 keynote lineup includes Leymah Gbowee, Nobel laureate and Liberian peace activist; Carli Lloyd, World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist; Rachael Ray, celebrity chef, author and entrepreneur; John Jacobs, co-founder and chief creative optimist of The Life is Good Company; plus special guests Gloria Steinem and Marquesha Babers.

Throughout the day, dozens of nationally-recognized experts, trainers and leaders will lead unique and practical workshops, panel discussions and small groups. This can't-miss day offers networking, inspiration, professional development and personal growth for women in all stages - from budding entrepreneurs and job-seeking millennials to CEOs. Meet all of this year's speakers and learn more at

LEYMAH GBOWEE is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker, women's rights advocate and 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate. She is founder and current president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa. She was the founding head of the Liberian Reconciliation Initiative, and was the co-founder and former executive director of Women Peace and Security Network Africa (WIPSEN-A). She is also a founding member and former Liberia Coordinator of Women in Peacebuilding Network/West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WIPNET/WANEP). Gbowee is currently named a Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice at Barnard College. She travels internationally to advocate for human rights and peace and security. Read Leymah's full bio.

RACHAEL RAY is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty cookbooks, including "Week in a Day," "My Year in Meals" and "The Book of Burger." Her latest book release in October 2015, "EVERYONE IS ITALIAN ON SUNDAY" gives a piece of her family's culinary history and offers an intimate look into her personal kitchen. The book also features gorgeous photos of the food along with wonderful stories about what each dish means to Ray. She is the host of the Food Network's "30 Minute Meals" and "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off," and the Cooking Channel's "Week in a Day." She is also the star of the syndicated talk show "Rachael Ray," founder and editorial director of her own lifestyle magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray and founder of the Yum-o! organization, a nonprofit that empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking by teaching families to cook, feeding hungry kids, and funding cooking education and scholarships. @rachaelray

CARLI LLOYD is an American professional soccer player for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team and the National Women's Soccer League's Houston Dash. A two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Lloyd holds the unique distinction of scoring the game-winning goals in the finals at both the 2008 Games in Beijing and the 2012 Games in London. She also represented the United States at the past three Women's World Cup tournaments. Read Carli's full bio.

JOHN JACOBS is co-founder and chief creative optimist of The Life is Good Company, which spreads the power of optimism through inspiring art, a passionate community, and groundbreaking nonprofit work. Jacobs and his brother Bert launched their business with $78 in their pockets, selling t-shirts in the streets of Boston. Today, Life is Good is a $100 million positive lifestyle brand sold by over 4,000 retailers across the U.S. and Canada. Jacobs wrote and illustrated his first poorly spelled book at the age of five. He's been writing and drawing ever since, graduating from the University of Massachusetts with dual degrees in English and Art. He began designing and selling T-shirts with his brother Bert during his senior year. After five years traveling in their van together, the brothers officially launched Life is Good. Read John's full bio.

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