Sponsors of Women2Women make a commitment to aid us in developing and advancing more women leaders. By supporting our organization, they are helping us grow our impact and we support them in their missions to help others as well. It’s here where our investors offer current specials, accomplishments and news, and offers for our members!
Past Sponsor Spotlights
Penske - Platinum Sponsor
Founded in Reading, PA over 50 years ago, Penske is a global company with local roots. As one of Berks County’s largest employers, we remain strongly committed to reflecting the values and diversity of our surrounding community.
Penske fosters a diverse and inclusive environment that encourages women at every level of our organization. Our Women in the Field and Women in Logistics initiatives bring women together through professional development programs, networking and mentorship. These opportunities, in addition to our comprehensive benefits and renowned company culture, have earned Penske repeated recognition by the Women in Trucking Association as a Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation.
“Over the years, we have taken a measured but intentional approach in creating impactful development programs that are focused on advancing the careers of women throughout our organization,” said Nikita Rhodes, vice president for diversity and inclusion. “We are proud of the progress made within our women leadership ranks, which we attribute to this forward-thinking approach to development and career advancement.”
Female associates rally around charitable causes through the Penske Women’s Network, including local women’s shelters, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and Girls on the Run. Additionally, as a key sponsor of Women2Women, the Women in Trucking Association, TechForce Foundation, Truckers Against Trafficking and other nonprofit groups, Penske is proud to support the advancement and well-being of women both inside and outside the transportation industry.
Penske associates help move lives and businesses forward. Make your next career move with Penske by visiting www.penske.jobs.
First National Bank - Platinum Sponsor
First National Bank (FNB), the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation, is one of the region’s leading full-service banks. For more than 150 years, we’ve been committed to our customers and communities. We prioritize innovation, give back through financial support and service and deliver comprehensive products and services – all of which is made possible by employees who embrace our commitment to doing what’s right.
Our employees are key to our success and we strive to deliver a diverse, rewarding workplace where every team member can learn, grow and prosper. Our commitment to personal and professional well-being extends beyond competitive compensation and generous benefits to include employee-friendly programs that promote a meaningful work/life balance and improved mental, physical and financial health. These programs include parental and caregiver leave, adoption assistance and child care programs to ensure that employees have financial support and time to focus on their families.
We also emphasize continued development through interactive training, educational assistance, employee mentorship and recognition programs. Employees contribute to ongoing dialogue about important issues through initiatives such as FNB’s Diversity Council, employee resource groups and the Women in Business Council. Each member of our team fosters an inclusive and engaged culture where everyone has an opportunity to excel, with over half of executive, senior official and manager roles held by employees who are women, minorities or both.
FNB’s special culture has resulted in more than 30 honors as a leading workplace. We have received recognition for our commitment to inclusion with Mansfield Rule: Legal Department certification, DiversityJobs.com Top Employer honors and a 3+ rating by 5050 Women on Boards. To learn more about FNB, our career opportunities, community involvement and diversity and inclusion efforts, visit our website at www.fnb-online.com. FNB is an equal opportunity employer.
UGI Utilities - Title Sponsor
UGI Utilities, Inc is proud to provide ongoing support to Women2Women. We recognize the important role this program plays in advancing women’s roles in leadership in the workplace, providing a safe place for feedback and encouragement, and the engagement of women to further equality for all.
UGI recently launched the BIDE (Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity and Equality) Imperative, which was created to enhance and expand our efforts to be part of the solution in addressing systemic racism and injustice in our communities. As part of BIDE, UGI provides support and coordination through Employee Resource Groups, such as the Women’s Impact Network (WIN). WIN is focused on fostering an enriched environment to recruit, retain, develop and advance our female and minority leaders within the UGI Family of Companies.
UGI Utilities, Inc. is proud to provide energy to over 700,000 homes and business across Pennsylvania. We have been a part of our communities for over a century, with tens of thousands of miles of infrastructure underground or overhead. Our support for our communities doesn’t end there – UGI and its employees invest hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to lifesaving programs like the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign and organizations like Girl Scouts, which ensure a better future for us all. In addition, our employees volunteer thousands of hours with local fire departments, youth athletics, various non-profit boards and committees, and countless other organizations that are making a difference in our communities every day. At UGI, we are glad to do our part to make the areas we serve a great place to live and work.
UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility headquartered in Denver, Pennsylvania, serving more than 730,000 customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UGI Corporation, based in Valley Forge.
Alvernia University - Platinum Sponsor
Alvernia University’s partnership with Women2Women exemplifies the long-standing commitment we have had to the advancement and perseverance of women. In 2018, Alvernia celebrated its 60th Anniversary, and in the span of more than a half a century, what started in 1958 by the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters as a small women’s college, has become a regionally and nationally recognized comprehensive, competitive, multi-campus university.
Alvernia established its first Women’s Council (AWC) in 2018 to meet the demand for women’s advocacy, development, and empowerment at the University. Annually, the AWC hosts a signature Fall Luncheon, an all-female mentorship program, on-campus student programs focused on personal and professional development, and cultivation events meant to inspire and strengthen the engagement of AWC members to each other and the University.
Partnership with the Women2Women program not only brings immense benefit to our employees and students, but to W2W members as well. Any member of W2W is eligible to receive discounted tuition at the University. Throughout the year, sponsorship benefits allow Alvernia women to experience W2W programs as well as creating opportunities for students to attend events. This partnership not only creates a pathway for the next generation of female leaders but provides current leaders with the confidence and tools to thrive.
Additionally, through an incredible partnership with the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, Alvernia is able to offer scholarships for returning or second-career women who are seldom able to qualify for financial aid. Since establishing the fund in 2016, more than 20 female students have been awarded scholarships creating pathways to graduation that were previously closed.
Alvernia women take pride in the number of women in senior leadership positions, the supportive environment provided for a healthy work-life balance, and the commitment to the advancement of women.