Chatham University

Ready to Run™ Philadelphia

Date:February 23, 2019
Time:8:00am – 5:00pm
Location:Jefferson University* (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) Home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College *Formerly Philadelphia University
Address:Jefferson University East Falls Campus
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Registration Fee: $95

**Ready to Run™ Registration Fees are fully refundable up to 48 hours before the program.

Keynote Speaker: Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan

Keynote Speaker: Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan

U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan is an Air Force veteran, engineer, entrepreneur, and educator who is continuing her career of service as the first woman ever to represent Pennsylvania's 6th District in Congress.

Chrissy is the daughter and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors who came to America with nothing. She grew up in a military family; her parents met when her father and grandfather flew P3s in the same Navy squadron. She earned her engineering degree from Stanford with an ROTC scholarship that launched her service in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves, and later earned her M.S. in Technology and Policy from MIT.

Chrissy has helped lead several thriving Southeastern Pennsylvania companies including AND1, a basketball apparel company headquartered in Paoli, and B Lab, the organization that launched the B Corporation movement. She went on to serve in Teach for America as a chemistry teacher at Simon Gratz High School in North Philadelphia, and then led and scaled a non-profit helping thousands of underserved students all across America build their literacy skills.

These experiences helped shape her political vision of a great nation united by common values that leaves no one behind. She is committed to fighting for access to quality, affordable healthcare, common sense gun safety, government accountability and transparency, and working to build a strong, stable economy with good jobs and good benefits for everyone.

Chrissy is a leader driven by a spirit of service. She's a mom, a longtime resident of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and a first-time congressional representative heading to Washington to solve real problems for the people and communities of Pennsylvania

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Program Partners:

PA Commission for Women

Jefferson University

Specter Center

The Commission for Fairness

Women Organized Against Rape

Program Support Offered By:

Hillman Foundation

Bonnie and Tom VanKirk '81

Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation