The 3rd Annual Women's Leadership Luncheon event was a resounding success and thanks to your support, engagement, and generosity we raised over $110,000 to help Philadelphia students realize their full potential. The funds raised at this event will support nearly 12,000 local students that City Year Philadelphia tutors and mentors annually. 


A special thank you goes to the panel, event sponsors and the event steering committee for their support. A very special thank you goes to Hope Cohen for her invaluable assistance in making this event a success.


Featured Panelists:
Aimee Olexy, Owner, Talula's Garden, Talula's Table & Talula's Daily
Stephanie Reitano, Gelato Artisan + Pizzaiola, Capogiro Gelato Artisans, Capofitto Pizza + Gelato
Valerie Safran & Chef Marcie Turney, Barbuzzo, Bud & Marilyn's, Little Nonna's, Lolita, Jamonera
Randi Sirkin, Director of Creative Services, STARR Restaurants
Judy Wicks, Founder, White Dog Café and Fair Food Philly
Ellen Yin, Co-Owner Fork and High Street on Market, Co-Owner High Street Hospitality Group

Hope Cohen, Chef, Author, Media Personality

Event Sponsors*:

Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor

Special Thanks to our Event Committee*:
Kara Keating Mara(Event Chair)
Kimberly Allen
Maureen Austin 
Helaine Banner
Eve Biskind Klothen
Janice Block
Michelle Conn
Mary Copeland
Cherice Corley 
Varsovia Fernandez
Shauna Itri
Michelle Jordan
Krista Kondravy
Lisa McGrath
Tricia Norquist
Anne Paglia
Shannon Phillips
Lara Price
Maureen Sparks 
Kerri Strike
Shannon Sutherland
Jami Wintz Mckeon
*As of January 11, 2017