Mission & History
|Launched in 2009 by The Main Line Chamber of Commerce, SPW was founded to create a forum for women of all generations, industries and management levels to connect with one another, build leadership skills and support the region’s non-profits. SPW’s membership has grown to more than 4,000 and has been ranked as the largest women’s networking organization in the region by Philadelphia Business Journal for the last 5 years!
||Central to SPW’s mission is giving back to non-profits. Each SPW event features a non-profit organization and to date, SPW along with its attendees, have donated over $75,000 and
much-needed items to these critical organizations serving our community.Each featured non-profit has an opportunity to share their mission with attendees and Wells Fargo generously makes a donation to assist them in carrying out their mission.
||To keep our community and organization strong we encourage you to patronize our sponsors when you are looking for any of the services or products they provide. Sponsors include Comcast Business, Wells Fargo, Main Line Health, USI Affinity/My Benefit Advisor, Saint Joseph’s University, B 101.1 FM, Fidelity Investments, Stradley Ronon, UnitedHealthcare and many more.
"I wanted to make sure to reach out to say how much I enjoyed today’s event. So often I feel like I’m “too busy” to take time out of the day to attend, but I’m so glad when I do. I left today feeling energized and inspired. Thank you for everything you do to make these events happen!" ~Karen Demos, Values into Action
"This was my first SPW Event and I could not be more impressed! I have many take-away's from today's presentation from Josh Levs and I plan to attend as many of these events that my time will allow. Great event! Thank you for the opportunity!"
"Today's event was my first SPW event and I was pleasantly surprised at the venue, caliber of attendees and the overall event. I enjoyed the networking as well as the staff of SPW. This will be the first of many events that our company will sponsor."
"This was my first time attending a SPW event and it was such a great use of my time. People were genuinely
interested in networking, I met some amazing people and the program was extremely interesting. I learned so much
and was sorry to see it end as it led to some great conversation. The event was very well done and I look forward to the
next one." -Elaine Igoe, EBE Events & Entertainment
"The program content is the best of any that I have ever attended. I've been attending SPW events for 2 years and have
always left the event feeling energized and empowered!" -Mary Ellen Harris, Global Tax Management
"“SPW is an innovative organization providing creative solutions to talent needs. Their No Limits Leadership initiative expanded our brand in the community and helped us better connect to early career professionals and college students.” - Karen Fox, Vanguard
“I take advantage of the opportunity to bring clients and prospects to the events. My guests are always impressed with SPW, and many have joined the Main Line Chamber as a result.” – Kim Landry, Hollister Creative
"Today's program was the perfect launch, yielding motivation to put one foot in front of the other. I can see why you have found such wonderful support through your connections with the Chamber and SPW." Mary Beth Peabody
“ SPW brings people together at all levels and being a sponsor gives new visibility to each company. We not only have new relationships, we have new friendships.” –Nanette Carney, The Carney Group
“At UnitedHealthcare relationships mean trust. Trust is earned and preserved through truthfulness, integrity, active engagement and collaboration with our clients, health care providers and facilities. SPW has helped me to form and grow many valuable personal and professional relationships.” – Michelle Goglia, UnitedHealthcare
“SPW has created an excellent environment for
relationship building for our female attorneys who attend the events, as well as for me.
The programming and people help make it happen!” – Steve Scolari, Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young
“SPW is hands down the best organization of its type! Each event has sold out from its very inception because they are informative, offer excellent networking opportunities with
successful professionals, and bring in top rate speakers.” – The 1847Financial Team
“SPW’s attendees are high caliber has helped Firstrust gain greater visibility with current and future clients. The speakers and their topics teach our employees, of all generations, the valuable leadership skills that are critical to their professional development.“– Terry D’Alessandro, Firstrust Bank
“It is a wonderful way to meet and network and the speakers are great. I enjoy it so much that I wouldn’t miss an event.” - Kevin Nolan, Nolan Painting
"Valley Forge Casino Resort is a proud sponsor of SPW. The organization recognizes the value of creating opportunities to maintain local community connections while providing excellent programs for personal development." – Bill Mikus, Valley Forge Casino
"Sponsoring The Society of Professional Women has not only given us more visibility in the community, but has also generated quite a number of new clients." - Jim Pitts, USI Affinity
"A powerful group that certainly makes its mark in the community and beyond." -Glenn Ammarell, John Yurconic Agency