Membership with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia provides you with opportunities to network with leaders in the region and enhance your professional development. We provide members with high-quality programs and events, including a number of programs that focus on increasing opportunities for diversity and inclusion in the Greater Philadelphia region. These programs provide the opportunity for you to network with peers and hear from business and government leaders focused on fostering a diverse and inclusive community.
Minority-owned suppliers are among the most soughtafter vendors by corporations interested in reaching their supplier diversity goals. This annual series prepares small to mid-size suppliers to pursue bids from large companies and government agencies and build relationships with regional procurement officers. For more information about the Supplier Network, visit: www.ChamberPHL.com/suppliernet
Diversity & Inclusion Network
This program brings together professionals in diversity leadership roles and is designed to identify strategies to connect diversity to a company's strategic plan, develop best practices, and create opportunities for new partnerships and networks. Participants gain access to new ideas, advice, practical materials, and insights on key trends that will help to advance their diversity and inclusion efforts. This year's series is focused on Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace: Moving from Awareness to Cultural Competency. To learn more about the Chamber's Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, visit: www.ChamberPHL.com/about/diversity
CEO Access Network
The CEO Access Network is comprised of large-business CEOs who are paired with minority CEOs to share advice and counsel, as well as networking and business development opportunities. To learn more about the Chamber's Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, visit: www.ChamberPHL.com/about/diversity
Today's female professionals are increasingly entering unconventional industries and forging unique career paths. This event features a panel of successful women who share their personal and professional stories and offer valuable tips on how women at all professional levels can advance their careers and achieve their goals.
The Paradigm Award is presented annually to a singular woman in business whose outstanding professional and personal achievements serve as a model for success. For more information, or to register for the Paradigm Award Luncheon, visit: www.ChamberPHL.com/paradigm
Past Programs Include:
Motivating Your Sales Force to Sell
This professional development program provided insight about how to better engage your sales force. Participants heard from Todd Cohen, professional speaker and author of Everyone's in Sales, to learn how you can begin building not just a sales team, but a sales culture.
Lean In with Sheryl Sandberg
This event featured Facebook's Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg as she discussed her new book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and explored women's stalled progress in achieving leadership roles and how women can seek challenges, take risks, and pursue goals with gusto.
Lean In: Your Career and the Jungle Gym
This event explored how successful women navigated the career jungle gym by embracing ambition, resisting the tendency to hold back, seizing unexpected opportunities and beginning new ventures that have led them to where they are today.
This program focuses on the challenges women face in corporate American and inspires female professionals to reach greater success. Past programs featured on women as agents of change, women in politics, and the impact of women on consumer affairs.
To join today, fill out our Membership Application or contact us at 215-790-3700.
“I'm a member for my community, my employees, and my future. I'm a member to grow my business.”
Union Packaging, LLC
Department of Commerce - City of Philadelphia
Provides assistance with business licenses and permits, finding land or real estate, obtaining financing and accessing small business assistance. www.phila.gov/commerce
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)
SBDCs provide a wide array of technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. They often provide services such as development of business plans, manufacturing assistance, financial packages, and procurement contracts. Find your local SBDC: www.sba.gov/tools/local-assistance
To Apply for Certification as a Minority-Owned Business or Women-Owned Business in Pennsylvania
The purpose of the Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program (PA UCP) is to provide “one-stop shopping” for firms seeking certification. For details visit: www.paucp.com