PGD Global Announces The First Annual Philly Female Forum, A Virtual Women’s Empowerment Experience Gathering The Most Powerful Women In Philadelphia To Share Inspiration

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PGD Global Announces Series Of Virtual Programming for 2020 & Beyond

Opening Announcement Image E-Card of The Philly Female Forum, A PGD Global Virtual Production

“Our goal is to create a meaningful experience that can connect women to their dreams. With young female students and entrepreneurs working from home this experience is especially for them,” says Shana Booker, Event Director at PGD Global and Co-Founder of The Philly Female Forum.

PGD Global announces the first annual Philly Female Forum, a Virtual Women’s Empowerment Experience gathering powerful females in Philadelphia for Inspirational Discussions.


PGD Global announces the first annual Philly Female Forum, to be held virtually on October 19th, presented by Toyota. The female-focused event will celebrate the most powerful women in Philadelphia in Sports, Media, Business and Fashion, with exclusive panels for each category. The free-to-register virtual gathering is anticipated to be unlike any other virtual panel experience, connecting women with dreams of advancing in their respective careers in Philadelphia to engage with some of the most influential woman in Philadelphia utilizing the latest interactive technology.

“Our goal is to create a meaningful experience that can connect women to their dreams by hearing thoughtful perspectives from women that have advanced in their careers. The Philly Female Forum is an empowerment platform for young women who want to understand their direction and are looking for further inspiration. With young female students and entrepreneurs working from home this experience is especially for them,” says Shana Booker, Event Director at PGD Global and Co-Founder of The Philly Female Forum.

The collection of broad topics will be narrowed down by each panelist through their personal experiences and vision for the future. Hosted for women and by women, the powerful and historic city of Philadelphia can virtually celebrate diversity and sisterly love during a time where women must come together to lift other women. Guests will have access to some of Philadelphia’s leading ladies, as they virtually convene to share their inspiring insight, pivots, processes and future developments within their respective fields.

“We are living through an evolution in virtual networking and 2020 is the start of a female-centric decade. Our plan is to build a platform where all women in Philadelphia come together annually, connect with one another by experiencing value in sharing ideas and inspiration, being resources to one another, and to align and grow with one another at a unique time will shape the future,” says Nisha Sadekar, CEO of PGD Global.

The Philly Female Forum presents a full day of panel experiences in a custom designed PGD Global Virtual Clubhouse that integrates Zoom, personal conversation, exhibitors and more. The event will begin Monday October 19th, 2020 @ 10:00 AM EST until 4:00 PM EST. Registration opens today at 9:00 AM EST and is limited to 500 female registered guests. Registration is complimentary.

The Philly Female Forum will explore 4 distinct areas:

  • About the Business: Women Empowered in the Workplace
  • The Sports Game: Women Who Own their Identity on and off the court and field
  • Fashion Forward: Walk Into Your Own Style
  • Media 2020: Powerful Female Voices of Philadelphia


  • Kristin Detterline, Editor in Chief of Modern Luxury/Philly Style
  • Sharrie Williams, WPVI-6abc News Anchor
  • Patty Jackson, WDAS-FM’s Legendary On-Air Personality
  • Rachel Ferguson, VisitPhilly’s Chief Innovation & Global Diversity Officer
  • Nancy Volpe Berringer, Designer Nancy Volpe Berringer, as seen on Project Runway
  • Gabriela Guaracao, Owner and Designer of AMERICAE
  • Alnika Lovello, Owner & Designer of Lovello Elizabeth
  • Farai Simoyi, Jefferson University’s Fashion Design Program Director
  • Bridgett Battles, Image Consultant
  • Lara Price, COO of the Philadelphia 76ers & EVP of HBSE
  • Dei Lynam, Sports Analyst
  • Shana Booker, Event Director at PGD Global & Co-Founder of The Philly Female Forum
  • Mina SayWhat, On-Air Radio Personality
  • Tiffany Howard, Assistant Athletic Director, Business Operations at Temple University
  • Jennifer Rodriguez, President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GPHCC)
  • Valarie Cofield, President & CEO of the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC)
  • Christine Kryzanowski, Co-Co-Founder and CMO of PLLAY Labs, Inc.,
  • Tiffany Newmis, Senior Manager, Campus Experience at Comcast

As a special gift, all Philly Female Forum participants will receive a gift box from The House of Somrus, the world’s first and most awarded line of India-inspired liqueurs. Sōmrus, which means “Nectar of the Gods” comes in three delicious flavors; Coffee, Mango and Chai. Cheers to the powerful Women who make Philadelphia a loving, and inspirational place to live.

For more information and to register, visit or

Play Golf Designs, Inc. (PGD Global) is the future of golf entertainment meets golf entry. An innovative golf-focused firm, directing and producing luxury events and content for some of the world’s most legendary athletes, brands, entertainers and organizations including Coach Mike Woodson, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Jalen Rose, The Calvin Peete Foundation, Toyota, Diageo and MGM Resorts International. PGD creates the most innovative golf tournaments and experiences with a focus on elevating and celebrating diversity and inclusion within the game. In 2020 PGD Global announced “Project Fairway”, a movement dedicated to growing the game of golf for young girls and women by connecting them with golf through lifestyle and wellness. PGD Global operates golf-lifestyle events and experiences all around the country, welcoming new golfers and businesses to the game with creativity, purpose and inspiration. More info:

Toyota, creator of the Prius hybrid and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota and Lexus brands. Over the past 60 years, we’ve built more than 40 million cars and trucks in North America, where we have 14 manufacturing plants, 15 including our joint venture in Alabama (10 in the U.S.), and directly employ more than 47,000 people (over 36,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold nearly 2.8 million cars and trucks (nearly 2.4 million in the U.S.) in 2019.

Cashman & Associates is a full-service lifestyle marketing and communications agency with a client base comprised of some of the most reputable and well-known global brands. For nearly 20 years, Cashman & Associates has built a reputation as the go-to agency in the region for strategic public relations campaigns, influencer marketing & engagement, social media management, experiential marketing, community immersion, special events, project management, brand marketing, and graphic design. The firm specializes in connecting upscale lifestyle brands to their consumers in the hospitality, food & beverage, travel & tourism, fashion & retail, entertainment, residential, and non-profit industries. Cashman & Associates is headquartered in Philadelphia with a network that extends through all major media markets including New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Boston and Las Vegas. We’ll tell your story to the world. For more information, visit, “Like us” on Facebook or “Follow us” on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIN.

The House of Sōmrus is an American-owned company based in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. Established in 2014, the company created the world’s first line of India-inspired liqueurs and named it Sōmrus, which means “Nectar of the Gods” in Sanskrit. The owners, being of Indian heritage, had and have a strong desire to share the best tastes, flavors, and aromas of the Indian subcontinent with consumers around the globe; today, Sōmrus is the fastest-growing line of India-inspired liqueurs in the world, as well as represents the world’s most awarded cream liqueurs. Sōmrus is produced with all-natural flavors, contains no preservatives, and is gluten-free. For more information, visit, @enjoysomrus on Twitter and Instagram, @EnjoySomrus on Facebook, or on our YouTube channel. Taste More Out of Life Responsibly. Produced in the USA by SomPriya Fine Spirits, LLC.                        

Media Contacts
Michelle Conron
Cashman & Associates    
Phone: 215.806.5930

Production Contacts
Shana Booker
PGD Global
Event Director
Phone: 215.287.3982

Nisha Sadekar
PGD Global
Event Partnerships
Phone: 310.926.4075

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Diverse Public Media Group

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