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Professional Women’s Roundtable to Honor Local Diversity & Inclusion Leader at Anniversary Event

Monday, August 15, 2016 9:46 AM | Anonymous

Professional Women’s Roundtable to Honor Local Diversity & Inclusion Leader at Anniversary Event

Nonprofit Celebrates 14 Years of Empowering Women in Philadelphia


PHILADELPHIA (August XX, 2016) – Professional Women’s Roundtable today announced it will present its PoWeR Award to Nellie Fitzpatrick, Director of Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs, at its 14th Annual Anniversary Event. The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hard Rock Café.

Each year, the PoWeR Award honors a trailblazing woman who has made outstanding contributions to the local community by serving as a role model for emerging women business leaders. Past honorees include tax attorney and philanthropist Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. and Director of the Center for Corporate Governance at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business, Patricia Connolly.

Fitzpatrick was appointed as the Director of LGBT Affairs last year and now serves as an advisor, educator and advocate for diversity and inclusion in the Philadelphia community. Fitzpatrick previously was the LGBT liaison in the District Attorney's Office, where she served as an assistant district attorney and prosecutor in the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit. She has been dedicated to empowering the LGBT community and furthering efforts to bring about the systemic change needed to end discrimination.

Admission to the event is $55 for non-members, $45 for CCPA members and PWR standard members, and $35 for PWR premium members. Drinks and light fare will be served. Registration details are available at:

About the Professional Women’s Roundtable

The Professional Women’s Roundtable (PWR) is a non-profit organization providing networking, educational and personal growth opportunities to a diverse group of women business professionals in the Greater Philadelphia region. Through the power of PWR connections, members build relationships, pool resources, hone leadership skills and cultivate new business opportunities.


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