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 Felicia Shanken

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Felicia Shanken

Founder of Philadelphia Women’s Network Connection, LLC

Founder of PWNC Foundation, Inc.

Email: felicia@phillywnc.org

Meet Felicia Shanken

Hello my name is Felicia Shanken CEO/Founder of the Philadelphia Women’s Network Connection, LLC and PWNC Foundation Inc 501(c)(3)

​My mission is to create a friendly supportive community where business owners enjoy sharpening their entrepreneurial edge while nurturing valuable relationships that enrich career satisfaction.

I had the opportunity from September 2019 – November 2020, to have my own show on RVNTV, a digital television platform called “Power Up Your Passion”, where I brought on guests to talk about their passion in life and how it lead to where they are now.

Host a live stream show on Facebook, Linkedin and YouTube called “Unapologetically Me”, airs on Tuesdays at 12:30pm EST. Host of “Unapologetically Me” Podcast which airs third week of every month.

Recognized and honored by “Fun Times Magazine” in their March/April 2020 magazine edition for being a “2020 Philadelphia Who’s Who Black Women of Influence”.

December 2020, recognized by International Brainz Magazine as an Influential leader and Business owner recognized for my entrepreneurial success, achievements and willingness to help others.

May 2021 recognized by VIP Global Magazine as a Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business.

February 2022, mentioned in USA Today Black History Month Special Edition magazine for being a black-owned business. 

February 2022, named local business person of the year for Lower North Philadelphia by Alignable

I was a Medical Professional, before becoming an solo entrepreneur full time 4 1/2 years ago. I started and worked in the medical field of Radiology for a number of years and then went back to school to get an Associates Degree in Nursing from Gwynedd Mercy University. I worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Philadelphia for 9 1/2 years before deciding to pursue Entrepreneurship full-time.

I was raised in Queens, New York, moved to Philadelphia over 20  years ago where I met my husband, Paul a native Philadelphian. We live in the Fairmount area of Center City Philadelphia. We are avid travelers and love being at the beach. We are also parents to a 11 year old rescued pit-bull mix named Maximus. ​

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