CONTACT: Susan Mostek,
Executive Director
Phone: (484) 356-0940

The State of Women in Chester County

May 23, 2016Chester County, PA: The State of Women in Chester County, hosted by Penn State Great Valley was a morning devoted to exploring women’s issues in our region in relation to business, social service and education. The event brought together 240 people seeking to learn more and to network with various groups, including eleven exhibiting organizations. The Chester County Women’s Commission and the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls (the Fund) led planning efforts to deliver a program that included inspirational remarks from Lisa McCann, a Principal of Information Technology at the Vanguard Group; a presentation of the Blueprint Report; and a panel discussion featuring four local women leaders. The Chester County Economic Development Council, the STEM Academy, League of Women Voters, United Way of Chester County, Chester County Chamber of Commerce, Fulton Bank, AAUW, and Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees participated on the Forum’s Planning Committee.

The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls launched its 2016 Update to the Blueprint Report: Leveraging Progress, an objective and comprehensive assessment of the status of women and girls in Chester County compared to the status of women and girls across PA and the US. The Blueprint Report was conducted in partnership with the West Chester University Center for Social and Economic Policy Research. Information about the report, its implications, the Fund’s response and what Chester County residents can do to make a positive difference were discussed at the Forum. People interested in reading the report, receiving more information, or attending one of the Blueprint Report presentations in their area should visit the Fund website at or call (484) 356-0940.

To view the 2016 Blueprint Report you can visit

The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls is a grantmaking and education foundation dedicated to addressing the needs of women and girls in the county. For more than 18 years, the Fund has raised awareness about the critical needs of women and girls, and has awarded over $2 million to 65 non-profit organizations. To learn more about the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, visit

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