PACT Times

January 2019

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Cover Story

How to Convert Diversity Aspirations into a Competitive Advantage

Contributed by Howard Fischer Associates


It is widely acknowledged that diversity is good business. As evidenced by a recent study from McKinsey & Company, companies with more diverse leadership teams – in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, and age – outperform their competition.

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If you would like to write the cover story for upcoming editions of PACT Times, please contact Amanda Nardi Di Filippo by January 15.

News & Announcements

Apply Now to Pitch at Phorum 2019

Phorum 2019

Phorum 2019: Becoming a Digital Disruptor – Re-imagining Technology, Experiences, and Talent will feature lightning talks and panel discussions by industry analysts, technology visionaries and business executives. We're looking for startup companies whose technology is addressing at least one of the following areas: Mobile, blockchain, IoT, big data and analytics, machine learning/AI, privacy and security.

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There is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch

Refer a Mentor & PACT Buys Lunch

Mentor Connect

Do you know Successful CEO Founders? If so, we want to meet them as we’re currently seeking mentors ready to give back to rising startups. Refer a friend and receive a $50 gift card to Marathon Grill. The referral must fit the criteria of a Successful CEO Founder in order to qualify.

Please send your referral(s) to Jennifer Cohen.

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Talent Connect: Find Jobs & Recruit Talent

Sponsored by ORS Partners

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Login to update your employer profile and upload your open positions today! Now is the time to get connected to Philadelphia's talent community whether you're an employer or a job seeker!

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Lend Your Voice to SpeakPhilly

Phorum 2019

We’re redefining how the world sees Philadelphia and Philly needs your voice to help us tell the right story. Follow the link below to share what you love about Philadelphia.

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Investor Dinner

Exclusive Event for Investors
PACT reserves the right to determine attendance eligibility.

February 20 | 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | 555 East Lancaster Avenue, Radnor, PA 19087

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PACT Foundation Breakfast

March 6 | 8 - 10:30 a.m.
The Lucy | 231 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Technology Executive Roundtable and Customer Connect

Exclusive Event for Senior IT Executives
PACT reserves the right to determine attendance eligibility.

March 14 | 8 - 10 a.m.
Dell Boomi | 1400 Liberty Ridge Drive, Chesterbrook, PA 19087

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Phorum 2019

April 4 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sugarhouse Event Center | 1001 N Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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26th Annual Enterprise Awards

May 13 | 5 - 9 p.m.
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts | 300 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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PACT Events: See What's Up Next

PACT Times, weekly email messages, and social media accounts keep you informed about upcoming events with open registration, but did you know you can access a PDF of PACT's planning calendar for the entire year via our website?

Follow the link below and mark your calendars for the events that interest you. Don't forget to check back regularly - this document is updated often!

Contact Danielle Pinto for more information on specific events.

View 2018-2019 Event Calendar Now »

Interested in Sponsoring an Event?

Please contact Dianne Strunk for more information.


Talent Connect Job Board is sponsored by ORS Partners

Chariot Solutions

LATEST JOBS: Mobile Developers, Senior Java/Spring Engineers

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LATEST JOBS: Data Scientist, Senior Software Engineer

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PACT Spotlights & Deals

PeopleJoy: The Secret to Attracting and Retaining Today’s Top Talent

More than 44 million Americans carry $1.5 trillion of outstanding student loan debt, which is the second largest debt in the United States behind mortgages. Companies that want to attract and retain talent are offering alternative benefits like student loan repayment assistance to address this problem.

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Welcome PACT Members

Arcweb Technologies

Brandywine Realty Trust

Cagent Vascular, LLC

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Ciklum, Inc.



Danforth Advisors, LLC

Dash Solutions

Data Systems Analysts, Inc.



Miramar Global Executive Search, LLC

Simkiss & Block


Press Releases & News


Three Ways Companies are “Going Green” in the Workplace »


Center City startup Guru raises $25M in Series B »

Intact Vascular

Intact Vascular Announces Launch of the Tack Endovascular System® in the EU and First Commercial Use in Germany »

Intact Vascular Announces Enrollment Completion of TOBA II BTK Clinical Trial »

We thank our Founding Leaders for their commitment and support:


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Bentley Systems


Comcast Business

Cozen O'Connor

Dell Boomi

Duane Morris



Fairmount Partners

Fox Rothschild

Grant Thornton

Independence Blue Cross


Morgan Lewis

NewSpring Capital

Osage Partners

Pepper Hamilton





University City Science Center

University of Pennsylvania




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4/9 - 4/10 — Young, Smart and Local Conference »

5/1 — PA TechCon 2019 »

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