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The Womens Leadership Series 2014

RMA Program on April 22, 2014
8.00 - 10.00 am
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


 Charisse R. Lillie, President, Comcast Foundation





We are kicking off the Womens Leadership Series with Charisse Lillie, Vice President, Community Investment, Comcast Corporation and President, Comcast Foundation.  Ms. Lillie will discuss her career as a lawyer and business executive.  She will include the role that mentors played in shaping her career strategy.  You will also learn about the value that her mentees have brought to her life and career.  The discussion will be dynamic, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

8.00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

8.30 - 10.00 Program

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
100 North 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106

Security:  Please bring identification and allow time to go through security at The Fed.   

Registration Cost for RMA Members and Non-members: 

$35.00 per person (Online system accepts Visa and Mastercard)

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Charisse R. Lillie is Vice President of Community Investment of Comcast Corporation and President of the Comcast Foundation.  She joined Comcast in 2005 as Vice President, Human Resources-Comcast Corporation, and Senior Vice-President, Human Resources-Comcast Cable.  She was a partner in the law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP in Philadelphia from January 1992 to February 2005. She was Chair of the Litigation Department from 2002 to 2005, and was a member of the Employment and Labor Law Group of the firm. She also served as an advisor to clients on diversity and anti-discrimination issues. She is a frequent lecturer regarding diversity, community investment and corporate social responsibility. 

Prior to joining the firm, Charisse’s legal experience included positions as Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division; Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; General Counsel to the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia; and City Solicitor of the City of Philadelphia. In addition, Charisse has been a member of many civic commissions. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Howard University, NBCUniversal Foundation, The Franklin Institute, Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and the Philadelphia Electric Company, an Exelon Company. She is the former chair of the Board of The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. In 2012, she received the Inaugural Diversity Leadership Award from Temple University Law Alumni Association. She has been honored by CableFAX: The Magazine in 2011 and 2012 as one of the top minorities and top women in cable. 

The Houston, Texas native received her B.A. in 1973 from Wesleyan University (cum laude); her J.D. in 1976 from Temple Law School (Dean’s Honor List); and her LL.M. in 1982 from Yale Law School. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA, in 2005. In 2011, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Peirce College in Philadelphia, PA. In 2013, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Cheyney University. She worked as a research assistant to the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. from 1975 to 1976 on his first book, In The Matter of Color. Charisse was law clerk to the Honorable Clifford Scott Green, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1976 to 1978. 

RMA Philadelphia Supports Our Community:  We are hosting a collection for Career Wardrobe at this program.  Please bring your SUITS to donate to Career Wardrobe.  Career Wardrobe empowers women in transition by providing professional work wear and job readiness education to women transitioning to work in the Philadelphia area. Their programs address the development of the person—recognizing that education and a sense of self is the essential component to moving forward and bettering a woman’s life.  As professionals, you know how important it is to look and feel your best when embarking on a new career. Donate to Career Wardrobe and make a difference for women in Philadelphia.    


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