Seven Sisters Event: A conversation with Patricia Blakely (BMC '80) on Career Paths, Motherhood, Entrepreneurship and Smashing the Patriarchy
Meet Patricia Blakely, Bryn Mawr '80, the self-described mother to hundreds of small businesses in Philadelphia, like Little Baby's and West Philly neighborhood staple Lee's Deli. For the last ten years, Blakely ran business-assistance charity The Merchants Fund, helping secure $5 million in grants for entrepreneurs. Blakely, an art history major who got her master's degree in higher education administration from Penn, recently stepped down as executive director. You can read more about her here.
Join Bryn Mawr alumnae and Philadelphia Media Network colleagues Astrid Rodrigues '06 and Juliana Feliciano Reyes '11 for a conversation with Blakely about career paths, motherhood, entrepreneurship, and what else, smashing the patriarchy, at the Pen & Pencil (1522 Latimer Street) on Wednesday, January 23, from 6:30 to 8:30. Conversation will go from 7 to 8, with time for questions, so feel free to come prepared. Also: if you've never been to the P&P, the city's press club, it's true: they have free hot dogs.
Just knock on the door when you get to the Pen & Pencil. Please check the club newsletter for contact information for the organizer, should you need it.
This event is not limited to Seven Sisters alumnae -- feel free to share with others who may be interested!