Empowering Women in Business

Our Programs

Designed to empower women by giving them the tools they need to succeed in the workplace, and beyond, The Chamber’s Women in Business program addresses topics that are important to female professionals, including branding, creating a work/life balance, and negotiation skills.

Events include Women’s Network luncheons and International Women’s Day events.

For more information, contact Mari Potis, director of membership and events, at mpotis@scrantonchamber.com.

EMPOWER NEPA Women’s Leadership Conference

EMPOWER is the premier Women’s Leadership Conference in NEPA and highlights the ability all women have to create positive change in their communities and in their own lives – both professionally and personally – while recognizing the extraordinary power that exists when women come together to support each other.

You can purchase tickets for EMPOWER 2023 on April 13 at Kalharai Convention and Resorts.

The 2023 keynote speakers are Melissa Gilbert, from a Little House on the Prerry, and Robyn Hatcher, world-renowned communicator.

ATHENA Leadership Award

The ATHENA Award is presented to an exceptional individual who has achieved excellence in her/his business or profession, has served the community meaningfully, and has assisted women in attaining professional goals and leadership skills. The award takes the form of a hand-cast bronze sculpture symbolizing the recipient’s strength, courage, and wisdom. The Chamber believes in the values underlying ATHENA International’s philosophy of incorporating the talent and expertise of women into the leadership of our businesses, communities, and government.

Read about the 2023 ATHENA Award Recipient, Laura Ducchesi, and the International Women’s Day Speaker, Dr. Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez.

Women’s Network Luncheon

Women’s Network Luncheon is an opportunity to gather over lunch, network, and learn by listening to a regional expert on leadership, marketing, building your brand, empowerment, and more. The luncheons happen throughout the year and are available to members of The Chamber.

Leadership Lackawanna

NEPA’s premier community leadership & professional development organization for people who live, work or play in Lackawanna County!

Our mission is to enhance the skills, connections and knowledge of emerging and established leaders, enabling them to better serve in our communities, workplaces and organizations

Skills in Scranton

Workforce Development in NEPA

Skills in Scranton is the workforce development affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. For more than 25 years, Skills has worked with local employers, school districts, higher education partners and Pennsylvania data experts to develop strategies that help ensure our regional workforce is aligned with high-priority jobs of the future.