On January 21, 2016,
presented the 1st
Annual Driving Your Business: Women at the Wheel program in Philadelphia. The program celebrated four extraordinary women
and executives in the Greater Philadelphia area who are leaders in their field, and provided a venue for women to discuss their careers and the skills and approach they used in achieving their success.
partners Mary Brislin
CPA, and Colleen S. Vallen
CFF, the event featured: Catherine M. Cahill
, President &
CEO, Mann Center for the Performing Arts; JoAnne Epps
, Dean, Temple University Beasley School of Law; Julie Coker Graham
, President &
CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau; and Suzanne S. Mayes
, Chair, Public & Project Finance Practice Group, Cozen O’Connor.On learning from your mistakes:
“We are all allowed to make mistake, it’s just important that you grow from them. Moments of self-doubt keep you honest and authentic.” – Catherine M.
Cahill, President &
CEO, Mann Center for the Performing Arts On becoming a leader:
“There are three lessons I’d like to offer – keep a record of what you do; be aware of the world in which we live; and pick your battles.” –
Epps, Dean, Temple University Beasley School of Law On setting your own path:
“Sometimes you just have to carve your own way. Ask for what you want – why you deserve it, why you’ve earned it, and why you should get it.” – Julie
Graham, President &
CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau On positive female role models from a young age:
“Attending an all-girls high school, we were taught we could do anything that we wanted, and it wasn’t visionary in the sense of aspiring to do anything we wanted. It was just a fact – young women were in charge. They led the student council, the yearbook, and the sports teams. It was there I first saw the incredible power of women.” – Suzanne S.
Mayes, Chair, Public & Project Finance Practice Group, Cozen O’Connor