Honoring Those Who Inspire



March 22, 2018

Equal parts job fair, showcase, market, and conference, the inaugural Rad Fest brings together women-led businesses and ideas for a productive day of networking and celebration in honor of Women’s History Month.

Rad Fest is an ideal opportunity see what the most innovative businesses in the area are working on, and grasp the inspiration and momentum you need to energize your career. 

Join us for enlightening panel discussions on wellness, empowerment, and driving change in the workplace. 

Meet Our Sponsors

Meet Our Speakers 


2:15 - 2:30: The Criticality of Confidence

Jessica Campagna, Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs, Allergan

2:30 - 3:00 Brand Matters

How to create a content strategy that sets your brand apart.  

  • Amber Burns, Visit Philly
  • Laurie Satran, Digital Director of STARR Restaurants
  • Karina Kacala, Marketing Manager at Opera Philadelphia
  • Sofiya Ballin, Journalist 

Moderated by Melissa Alam, Founder of Femme & Fortune

Performance by Jasmine Combs

3:30 - 4:00 Everything You Need To Know About Networking

How to Build and harness a meaningful network. 

  • Kristin Dudley, Founder of Co-Create
  • Jennifer Devor, Director of Marketing, Campus Philly
  • Meredith Waldman, Founder of Rally 
  • Rebecca Etter, Senior Manager of Innovation at Acelerada

Moderated by Lisa Vaccarelli, AVP Alumni Relations, Temple University

4:10 - 4:30 How To Start A Movement

With Kiera Smalls & Takia McClendon, Founders of City Fit Girls

4:30 - 5:00 The Power of Global Citizenship

How to take an active role in your community to make the world a more equal place.   

  • Amber Hikes, Executive Director, Office of LGBT Affairs
  • Jessica Craft, Founding Director of Rock To The Future
  • Shira Walinsky, Mural Artist 
  • Stephanie Lim Capello, Chief Revenue Officer of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

Moderated by Lansie Sylvia, Senior Strategist, J2 Design 

5:15 Speaker: Karin Copeland

Executive Director of the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia 

5:30 - 6:00 Women in Entrepreneurship

How to mobilize a team around your vision. 

  • Yasmine Mustafa, CEO & Co-Founder of ROAR for Good
  • Tiffanie Stanard, CEO & Founder of Stimulus
  • Bethany Edwards, CEO of Lia Diagnostics 
  • Prasanna Krishnan, Founder of SmartyPal

Moderated by Yuval Yarden, Director for Ecosystem Engagement at Global Entrepreneurship Network

6 - 8 Network and party with DJ GUN$ Garcia! 

Note: This schedule is subject to change



Exhibit @ Rad Fest

Rad Girls celebrates women across the gender spectrum and strives towards inclusivity and diversity. Our community ranges in age, sexual identity, race, and ethnicity.


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