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Wonders of Women Summit

March 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wonders of Women Summit: Friday, March 24

CIP is celebrating Women’s History Month.  Join us for our first Wonders of Women (WOW) Summit. The WOW Summit is being held to acknowledge phenomenal women in our community, to discuss relevant topics that effect our everyday lives, and to celebrate women and their role in creating healthy communities.

The WOW Summit 2017 begins at 10 am Friday, March 24 at the Center in the Park (CIP), 5818 Germantown Av., closing with a luncheon sponsored by Gateway Health.

A panel of leading women will discuss politics and advocacy, civil rights, relationships and self-image, women and economic security, and women and gay rights activism, said Ernest Freeman, President of the Board of CIP, and Lynn Fields Harris, Executive Director.

The program will include keynote remarks by Dr. Lucille W. Ijoy, certified therapist and mediator.  Dr. Ijoy has authored books on cultural diversity in the workplace, successful parenting and family therapy.  She has served as Executive Director of the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy and Chief-of-Staff for the Philadelphia City Council.

Marvetta E. Coleman, who serves as a Senior Community Engagement and Growth Specialist for Gateway Health, will serve as moderator.

Joining Dr. Ijoy and Ms. Coleman will be:

  • Marion B. Tasco, who served for 28 years in Philadelphia City Council, capping a 50-year career as a community organizer, U.S. Congressional staff director and political leader;
  • Ada Bello, who came to the U.S. from Cuba in 1958 and worked as a chemist at the University of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and serves on the board of the Lesbian/Gay/BiSexual/Transgender Elder Initiative;
  • Leslie R. Fletcher, President and owner of Concierge d’Amore, Inc., and coach on healthy self-esteem and power;
  • Wilmarie Gonzalez, Director of the Bureau of Quality Assurance and Program Analytics for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Gonzalez also served as Pennsylvania’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman; and,
  • Nora Dowd Eisenhower, Director of Social Impact at the National Council on Aging. Dowd Eisenhower is a former Assistant Director of the Office for Older Americans at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

To register free for the Wonders of Women Summit, call CIP’s Program Office at 215-848-7722. Extension 225.   The deadline to register is Tuesday, March 14.

Center in the Park is a community center that promotes positive aging and fosters community connections for older adults (55+) whose voices are critical instruments in shaping its activities and direction.  CIP is accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers, a unit of the National Council on Aging as a provider of excellent programs, activities and services for its active membership of more than 5,000 and its 1,000 homebound clients. 





March 24, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Bill Epstein


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