Welcome to the Philadelphia Chapter
||The Philadelphia TTN Chapter is a vibrant and inclusive community of professional women from across the Greater Delaware Valley, including Philadelphia, the Philadelphia suburbs and Southern New Jersey
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Chair: Fatima Class
September 24, 2019
Second Annual TTN Children's Book Drive
TTN is holding a book drive October 7-18, 2019, to provide greatly needed children’s books to Historic Fair Hill, a non-profit organization in North Philadelphia that promotes literacy in local schools. Read more...
April 28, 2019
Bell's of St. Mark's Church
TTN members were thrilled to hear the secrets of the bells at St. Mark’s Church, not to mention the opportunity to climb to the top of the bell tower to see and hear these wonderful English bells in action! Read more...
March 5, 2019
Herbal Medicine Event
Herbalist Educator, Marian Dalke, gave a fascinating 90-minute overview of a variety of herbal preparations. Read more...
February 27, 2019
Personal Stories on Reslience: Jan Zacharjasz
Why Resilience is So Important to Me
- Jan Zacharjasz
Throughout my life, I’ve had my share of unexpected changes starting with my parent’s divorce when I was 10, to the loss of my father when I was 30, to one of my children requiring multiple surgeries as a child. Fast forward to my husband requiring stents at age 49, to relocating and caring for my mother-in-law for seven years through Alzheimer’s, to my other child nearly being killed in a car accident just a few years ago.
When I look back at how I coped through these shocking moments, I found some common elements that served me incredibly well – my ability to persevere, my sense of humor, my optimism and the development of strong support systems. Read more...
February 27, 2019
Personal Stories on Reslience: Marcia Goldstein
How Has Resiliency Shown Up In My Life?
- Marcia Goldstein
In 2008, my life unexpectedly changed. My mother, who was my role model of an intelligent, caring, courageous women, died suddenly of a surgical complication. A very difficult year ensued as I dwelled in a sense of grief and loss for myself as well as others close to me who loved her as well. Read more...
October 1, 2018
Table for One: Essays from a Widow’s Journey Authored by TTN Member Deb Spungen
Part of the attraction of joining an organization such as The TRANSITION Network (TTN) is that we get to meet and learn from women our age who have experienced a painful life transition and have come out on the other side, more resilient, transformed and willing to share their journey.
Such is the tale of TTN member, Deb Spungen, who recently published “Table for One: Essays from a Widow’s Journey”, telling her personal experience of the pain and grief of widowhood while also describing how her journey back into the world slowly unfolded. Read more...
November 30, 2017
SIG's Jumping Into Fall 2017
Our members are jumping into Fall with lots of activities in our SIGs. Several SIGs have been so successful we're adding new groups to accommodate as many TTN members as possible. Take a look at what some of our SIGs have been up to lately. Come join us! Contact Joanne Bowes, SIG Chair, with questions. Read more...
November 8, 2017
We Want You! Leadership Opportunities Within TTN Philadelphia
Are you interested in getting more involved in TTN in a different way? If so, there are many formal and informal leadership roles just waiting for someone like you!
Why would we even suggest that you become more involved? Well, it's like this ---those of us who are involved feel more engaged and invigorated, get energized by giving to others, and feel like we're part of something bigger than ourselves. Read more...
October 29, 2017
How TTN Member Sharon Kelly Hake Became a "Great Dame"
I first met Sharon Kelly Hake in October 2016 at the TTN Member Mingle in Center City, and soon after Sharon joined our Philadelphia Chapter. Sharon quickly took advantage of what TTN offers, joining a Peer Group, the Wine Lovers SIG and an informal group of women mostly from Queen’s Village who just like to hang out together.
Sharon impressed me and I wanted to learn more about how she launched her own company, Great Dames, and became the President and CEO. Great Dames is a remarkable company that is dedicated to connecting and mobilizing women to enhance their personal and professional leadership abilities while creating a legacy........."kindred spirits with purpose".
July 15, 2017
TTN Tours the Fairmont Water Works and Re-Imagines the River
Fourteen hearty Philadelphia TTN members braved a nearly 100 degree July day to learn about the Fairmount Water Works and to cruise the historic Schuylkill River. Read more...
April 1, 2017
Making a Difference: Susan Axler, A TTN Member With A Passion For the Cure
Are you or a loved one on a cancer or other medical journey? Would you like to be able to learn more about the latest treatments and research, or talk to someone who has traveled this path before you, or get directly involved as a patient/research advocate? Then you need to meet TTN Philadelphia member Susan Axler, who found her passion while confronting her own cancer and is making a difference by helping others through their personal medical journey.
February 26, 2017
Dealing with Loss in a Peer Group
At the Peer Group (PG) Liaison meeting in November 2016, our PG Liaisons and the PG Advisory Committee (picture to the right) tackled the subject of loss experienced within a peer group. The discussion was facilitated by Carolyn Walter, a member of our PG Advisory Committee and a noted expert in the field of loss, transition and transformation. Carolyn stressed the importance of and need for grieving as a natural response to loss. The PG liasons embraced the topic and came back with new insights on how to handle the loss experience. Read more...
May 22, 2016
Member Spotlight: Carolyn Walter on Transitions
Carolyn Walter, TTN Philadelphia member, shares insights into the nature of transitions and what she's gleaned from her personal experiences post-retirement and relocation. Read more...