Our KUDOS list celebrates our clients and the graduates of our programming for being honored with awards, promotions, new roles and board appointments!

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Michelle Braden

Graduate of the 2014 Executive Leadership Institute for Women in Philadelphia and Vice President Global Talent Development at WEX was recognized as a Top 50 Learning & Development Professional at the 2022 OnCon Icon Awards!

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Suzanne Zar

Graduate of the 2020 EXCEL Program, accepted a new role as Market Access Strategy Manager at AstraZeneca!


Shardenay Palmer

Graduate of A Leadership Experience for Black Womenaccepted a new role as Market Executive for the Suffolk Market at Capital One!


Kisha Hortman Hawthorne, Ph.D.

Accepted a new role as Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Care Network. Read more about Kisha’s background and leadership experience here.


Courtney Sia

Graduate of the 2021 EXCEL Programaccepted a new role as Senior Director – Total Rewards at Regional Finance (Regional Management Corp).


Paula Manchester

Graduate of A Leadership Experience for Black Womenaccepted a new role as Global Platform Leader, Plasma Product Development at CSL Behring.


Jill Carton

Senior Director, CAR Engineering and Protein Sciences at Century Therapeutics, was recognized as a 2021 Women of Distinction Honoree by Philadelphia Business Journal. Read more about Jill’s background and experience in her interview with Philadelphia Business Journal here.


Madeline Bell

President and Chief Executive Officer at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was named one of The 76 Most Influential People in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine, presented by Penn Medicine. Read more about Madeline’s influence and impact on the community and children’s healthcare here.