Professional Women's Roundtable

The PoWeR of Connections

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD

    In 2020, the 19th Amendment turns 100 years old and many people around the country will be celebrating. The amendment prohibited voter discrimination based on gender. However, while historic, the 19th Amendment only benefited white women. For decades, women of color were unable to vote. It was not until 1965 when the Voting Rights Act was passed. Even after the law was supposed to provide protection and equality, voting is still difficult for many modern women. Barriers such as transportation, childcare, access to the polls, and employment still prevent women from exercising their right to vote. During our "Political Me" event, we will honor the 19th Amendment and the Voting Rights Act, while highlighting ways that women's votes are still actively suppressed today.

    At this panel discussion, several women who are shaping the future in their own communities through political engagement will share their stories. Our panelists will represent various roles and affiliations across the political spectrum. You will hear about their paths to politics, their greatest victories and frustrations, and ways that we can all become more involved.

    Whether you consider politics a personal interest, a volunteer opportunity or a career aspiration, join us to find out how to use your talents to reach your full political potential.

    To discuss participating in this event, please email the board at

    Meet our panelists:

    Marni Jo Snyder 

    Marni Jo Snyder graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2002. She went on to earn her J.D. in 2006 from Villanova University’s School of Law, where she was a Public Interest Fellow. Following graduation, she was admitted to the bars in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has been practicing law ever since.

    After clerking for the Honorable Carolyn Engel Temin in the Homicide Division of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Ms. Snyder served for five years as an Assistant Defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia. She quickly made her way to the Major Trial Unit, trying serious felony cases before juries.

    Ms. Snyder was then an attorney at Fox Rothschild, LLP. Assigned to the Labor and Employment Division / School Law Section, she handled Special Education Law matters in the School District of Philadelphia.

    Ms. Snyder also has extensive experience in juvenile delinquency in Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, and Montgomery Counties. She has used her knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide her criminal clients with a more dynamic representation.

    Recently, Ms. Snyder represented Hillary for America (campaign for Democratic candidate for President of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton) and Krasner for DA (campaign for the Democratic candidate for Philadelphia District Attorney, Larry Krasner) in Election Law matters.

    Dom Miller

    Dom has experience working with elected officials on various aspects of campaigns such as strategic planning and fundraising. She has created internship programs for high school and college students and assisted with the growth of political organizations through fundraising initiatives and community outreach. Her most recent accomplishment was serving as the campaign manager for Isaiah Thomas's successful campaign for Philadelphia City Council, At-large. Thomas finished 3rd place in a field of 28 and was the youngest campaign manager of the cycle.

    Prior to starting J&S Consulting firm with Jasmine Sessoms, Dom was the finance director for Larry Krasner for District Attorney of Philadelphia where she managed donor relations, planned and executed fundraising events, and assisted with creating and implementing six-month finance plan. She has worked as the political director of the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee where she managed finances and compliance procedures for the committee and various Democratic State Senators, managed daily operations for the committee, and coordinated hiring of new executive director with Senate leadership and partners. 

    Dom earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she received the President’s Leadership Award and Ithiel DeSola Pool Prize in Political Science.

    Dr. Dawn Teele 

    Dr. Dawn Teele is the Janice and Julian Bers Assistant Professor of the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research and teaching interests include gender and politics, identity and representation, and women’s movements. Dr. Dawn Teele holds a B.A. in Economics from Reed College, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn she was a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics. Dr. Teele has won several prizes, including the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for the study of women in politics and the Gabriel Almond Prize from the American Political Science Association. Her research has been published in a variety of outlets in political science, including the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, and Politics & Society. She is editor of a volume on social science methodology, Field Experiments and Their Critics  (Yale University Press 2014), and co-editor of an edited volume that is currently in progress, Good Reasons to Run: Women and Political Candidacy. In 2018, Princeton University Press published her monograph Forging the Franchise: The Political Origins of the Women’s Vote.

    Christine Jacobs 

    Christine Jacobs is an experienced executive with over 30 years of broad functional and management experience within industries as varied as pharmaceuticals, electronics, power generation and out-sourced services. Her technical operations and supply chain experience as well as managerial and coaching skills have been drawn upon in tough situations. In September 2007, she elected to devote her time, energy and passions to several new paths.  

    Chris has lead large organizations in Industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals and energy. She served as Senior Vice President of Operations for NRG Energy, the largest independent power producer in the US.  She previously served as President of Exelon’s Power division which operates Exelon’s non-nuclear power plant fleet.  She was PECO’s head of Supply Operations after spending eight years with Rhone Poulenc Rorer in pharmaceuticals including serving as Vice-President of operations for North and South America and Executive Director of Supply Chain operations. Each of these roles has required Board presentations and exposure.

    She is an outside director of the Delaware Valley Floral Group of Sewall, New Jersey which enables her to support this largest floral wholesaler on the East Coast with her Supply Chain and strategic leadership skills.  She heads the Finance and Risk Management Committee for this private company board.

    To apply her well-honed business skills in non-corporate settings, Chris is a member of several non-profit boards in the Philadelphia area.  With the People’s Emergency Center in Philadelphia, Chris joined the Finance committee to apply her budgeting, forecasting and operations leadership skills in managing housing options for the homeless and for community development. She is now the Chair of the Finance Committee and has lead their investment management process and has helped them bring about legal compliance. She is Chair of the Board of Pennsylvania Voice, a non-profit which unites the efforts of a number of other PA non-profits to increase voter registration and participation.

    Through her career Chris worked to change perceptions of women in leadership and she continues to talk to groups on the continued need to level the playing field for women.  As former Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the national Women’s Campaign Fund, she is a founder and ExecutiveDirector of RepresentPA, a PAC supporting the election of more women to the PA legislature and the Treasurer of its Federal PAC. 

    Chris holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Stanford University. She is an enthusiastic traveler, having visited all 50 states and over 90 countries.  She raised three children as a single parent in Devon, Pennsylvania and now lives in Philadelphia.

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Monday, June 03, 2019 PWR Vision Board Party 2.0!
Monday, May 20, 2019 Fashion Forward: Inclusive Fashion & the Future of Retail & the Runway
Monday, April 29, 2019 Appreciating Value Differences in the Workplace
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 April PoWeR Happy Hour in Partnership with the IBA!
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Diversity and Inclusion: Introduction to Mindfulness and Presence
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Monday, January 28, 2019 PWR Members-Only Event: Vision Board Party
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 PWR Members-Only Event: Coffee and Connections - Understanding Your Tax Return, 2017, 2018 and Beyond
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Friday, February 23, 2018 PWR Members-Only Event: Coffee & Connections - Working Motherhood
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018 PWR January PoWeR Happy Hour
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Partner Event: 2017 IBA Holiday Party
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Political Me: Exploring Pathways to Public Leadership and Civic Involvement
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 PWR July PoWeR Hour
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 PWR June PoWeR Hour
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Overcoming Obstacles Event
Thursday, April 13, 2017 PWR April PoWeR Hour
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Effective Communication Styles to Foster Teamwork and Improve Culture
Thursday, February 23, 2017 February Networking Happy Hour
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Thursday, February 02, 2017 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Forum
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 February Members Only PoWeR Roundtable Lunch
Thursday, January 28, 2016 PWR January PoWeR Hour
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Women on Course
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Thursday, November 13, 2014 November PWR PoWeR Hour at Realm Design Studio - Open to all!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 PoWeR Award Ceremony and Anniversary Event
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 September Event: How to Develop Yourself as a Community Leader
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 August Event: Transition Strategies
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 July Event: Vocal Empowerment with Dr. Laura Sicola
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 July PWR PoWeR Hour
Saturday, June 21, 2014 Family Day at the Zoo!
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Women on Course
Thursday, May 29, 2014 Discovering Your Memory Power with Matthew Goerke
Sunday, April 27, 2014 Mothers Day Tea (Rescheduled Holiday Tea)
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 PWR at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Anniversary Event Champagne Reception
Thursday, September 19, 2013 PoWeR Hour - Members Only
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Special PoWeR Connection - Mary Seton Corboy
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Monday, July 29, 2013 Tailor Your Image
Thursday, July 25, 2013 Connect to Advance - Multicultural Networking Event
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Thursday, May 16, 2013 A Mural Arts Program Trolley Tour
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Saturday, April 13, 2013 Pushing Your Boundaries Workshop
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 PoWeR Connections - Janine Furia, VP, Wells Fargo Bank & Co-Founder of PWR
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 A Mural Arts Program Trolley Tour
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