SJU to Celebrate Women at Inaugural SheUnited Conference

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

PHILADELPHIA (September 28, 2011) – A capacity crowd of more than 350 female students, alumnae, parents, faculty, area high school students, and friends will gather at Saint Joseph’s University in the Chapel of Saint Joseph, Michael J. Smith, S.J. Memorial and Campion Student Center (at 54th St. and Cardinal Ave.) from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for SheUnited: Celebrating the Women of Saint Joseph’s University on Sunday, Oct. 2.

“Now is the time to harness the amazing energy and salute the fantastic achievements of Saint Joseph's women. SheUnited will be our moment,” says Mary Lou Quinlan ’75, founder and CEO of Just Ask a Woman, the nation’s leading women’s marketing company and the master of ceremonies of the event.

This effort marks Saint Joseph’s first-ever daylong networking and educational women’s conference. Initiated as a celebration of 40 years of coeducation at SJU, the event will provide opportunities to network, to be inspired by the successes of women throughout the SJU community, to learn about mentoring opportunities with current students, and explore additional ways that women can be involved at the University.

The program will kick off with Mass and a luncheon featuring a keynote address by Anne Welsh McNulty, co-founder and managing partner of JBK Partners, former managing director of Goldman Sachs and founder of the John P. McNulty Scholars Program at Saint Joseph’s University, which seeks to inspire young women to strive for leadership roles in science and math. After lunch, the program will continue with a series of panel discussions, including Women in Athletics, Women in Business and Entrepreneurship, Women in Education, Women in Science and Medicine and Women in Service and Civic Leadership.

Speakers include:

  • Eileen Cardile ’87 ’91, President and CEO, Underwood Memorial Hospital
  • Gerianne Tringali DiPiano ’92, President and CEO, FemmePharma Global Healthcare, Inc.
  • Rosemarie Greco ’75, founding principal of GRECOventures, Ltd.
  • Christine Healey, ’01, executive director, International Education Foundation
  • Renee Hykel, Esq. ’01, U.S.A. Olympic Rowing Team (2008)
  • Sister Mary Scullion ’76, co-founder and executive director, Project H.O.M.E.

The afternoon will conclude with a networking session and showcase highlighting student programs and activities. Proceeds generated from SheUnited will benefit women’s scholarships at Saint Joseph’s University and will be matched by the Charlotte Newcombe Foundation. To learn more about the event, visit

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 Harriet Goodheart, Assistant Vice President for University Communications, 610-660-1532,

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