The “Philly Female Forum” Experience Is Launched In the PGD Global Virtual Clubhouse Inspiring The Future of Philadelphia Entrepreneurs

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The inspiring panels and interactive lounges will remain accessible through PGD Global’s proprietary virtual clubhouse, a new hub for Philadelphia women in business. For more information, please visit

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The Philly Female Forum "Fashion Forward" Panel was hosted in the PGD Global Virtual Clubhouse. A PGD Global Virtual Production.

“The discussions were so intuitive. Each woman on each panel had brilliance and perspective to offer, and the PGD Global Virtual Clubhouse platform enabled a truly interactive experience,” said Shana Booker, Executive Event Director at PGD Global.

A PGD Global Production, the Philly Female Forum presented by TOYOTA was held virtually on October 19, 2020 with over 400 registered guests. The event was a virtual celebration of sisterly love during a time where women must come together to lift one another, and debuted in. PGD Global’s new virtual venue known as “The PGD Global Virtual Clubhouse” .

The first ever Philly Female Forum featured 20 of the most powerful women in Philadelphia that spoke about their personal experiences relating to Sports, Media, Business and Fashion during the day of sessions that were kicked off by NBC10’s Aunyea Lachelle. The programming focus was directed towards camaraderie, networking and helping women expand their vision of success, no matter what age or stage of life.

“The discussions were so intuitive. Each woman on each panel had brilliance and perspective to offer, and the PGD Global Virtual Clubhouse platform enabled a truly interactive experience,” said Shana Booker, Executive Event Director at PGD Global. “We’re keeping the clubhouse open to the Philly Female Forum so guests can replay the panels and continue networking with other guests.”

The PGD Clubhouse opened their online doors 24 hours prior to the production start of the “Philly Female Forum” giving attendees the opportunity to register and customize their profiles, surf the platform and prepare for the forum the next day by learning more about the panelists in expanded bio sections. The PGD Clubhouse has a user-friendly design, and Philadelphia inspired colors. The live inspirational panels were scattered through the day on the “Main Stage” of the platform, and featured TOYOTA and PGD Global programming. The vibrant experience was completed with Cocktail, Exhibitor and Social Lounges, and the ability to “Chat & Mingle” with everyone who is logged in to the Clubhouse.

“We are living through the creation of virtual networking and we were so thrilled to debut The PGD Global Virtual Clubhouse. We intend to continue to build the clubhouse into something special and revolutionize how conferences are workshops are experienced,” said Nisha Sadekar, CEO of PGD Global. “Our plan was 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, while shaping the future.”

The collection of broad topics featured five “Philly Fabulous Panelists”; 1 Moderator and 4 Featured Speakers. Panelists shared their personal experiences, key pieces of advice and their vision for the future of their businesses. Hosted for women and by women, PGD Global focused on the powerful and historic city of Philadelphia to launch their platform, which they plan to rollout nationwide. 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.


Aunyea Lachelle, Host of NBC10’s Philly Live

MEDIA 2020 presented by CASHMAN & ASSOCIATES
Brittany Shipp, First Weather Alert Meteorologist NBC10
Kristin Detterline, Editor in Chief of Modern Luxury & Philly Style
Sharrie Williams, Lead Anchor & Reporter WPVI-6abc Philadelphia
Rachel Ferguson, Chief Innovation & Global Diversity Officer Visit Philly
Patty Jackson, Legendary On-Air Personality & DJ, WDAS-FM

Sharrie Williams: It's Philadelphia, we are public people. Reach out to people and they will reach back.
Patty Jackson: Step into your journey! Do it on your own. Make social media your BFF!

Sharrie Williams, Lead Anchor & Reporter WPVI-6abc Philadelphia
Jennifer Rodriguez, President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GPHCC)
Valarie Cofield, President & CEO of the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC)
Christine Krzyzanowski, Co-Founder and CMO of PLLAY Labs, Inc.
Tiffany Newmuis, Senior Manager, Campus Experience at Comcast

Jennifer Rodriguez: The fragility of the entrepreneur businesses. Thinking how our organization can help with a sense of urgency.
Valarie Cofield: While we are watching businesses struggle, we are watching them pivot and transition and build up. We must be able to help assist these transitions.
Christine Krzyzanowski: Show people who look like us that you can not only be here, but raise the capital to do it BIG!

Bridgett Battles, Image Consultant, Author & CEO Bridgett Battles Experience
Nancy Volpe-Berringer, CEO of NVB, Fashion Designer, As Seen On Project Runway
Gabriela Guaracao, Founder & Creative Director of AMERICAE
Alnika Lovello, Founder of Lovello Elizabeth
Farai Simoyi, Fashion Design Program Director at Jefferson University

Alnika Lovello: The community helped build my brand UP. #SupportWomenInYourCommunity Invest in presentation and quality. Do it for you! Believe in yourself!
Gabriela Guaracao: Coming back to NEW Normal! Colorful pivots, adopt to needs and production, and create things that customers can use and would want during this time! #AdviceAndAccessories Take the dream and work at it everyday! Keep on going...

Mina SayWhat, On-Air Radio Personality
Shana Booker, Executive Event Director & Management of PGD Global
Lara Price, COO of the Philadelphia 76ers & EVP of HBSE
Dei Lynam, Sports Analyst
Tiffany Howard, Assistant Athletic Director, Business Operations - Temple University

Lara Price: If you have a seat at the table, speak up and use it! It is our responsibility to speak up when we are the only women in the room.
Tiffany Howard: As I have established myself, my voice has been heard and mutually, I listen.

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