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 Felicia Shanken

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Felicia Shanken

Founder of Philadelphia WNC

Founder of PWNC Foundation, Inc.

Owner/CEO of FPS Fun Travel

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.

I now host a live stream show on Facebook, Linkedin and YouTube called “Unapologetically Me”, airs every Tuesday at 12:30pm EST.

I was 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”. In December 2020 I was 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 was recognized by VIP Global Magazine as a Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business.

I was a Medical Professional, before becoming an solo entrepreneur full time 3 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 have owned and operated a home-based travel business for 6 years. I specialize in Group travel.

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 10 year old rescued pit-bull mix named Maximus. ​

Board of Directors

Felicia Shanken

Felicia Shanken


CEO/Founder of the Philadelphia Women’s Network Connection, LLC and PWNC Foundation Inc 501(c)(3). Owner/CEO of FPS Fun Travel
Franne McNeal, MBA

Franne McNeal, MBA

Vice President

Education Services Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Community College of Philadelphia, Author, Speaker
Alexia Doumbouya

Alexia Doumbouya

Executive Director

Founder of MILEStone Pros, Business Consultant Services
Paul Shanken

Paul Shanken


Senior Enterprise Imaging Coordinator at Main Line Health
Shyrell Maye Canete-Espinosa

Shyrell Maye Canete-Espinosa

Executive Assitant

Founder of Shy Virtual Solutions
 Maximus Shanken

Maximus Shanken

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10 year old rescued pit-bull mix

Strategizing with Women Business Owners Who Want to Build Their Business.

A message from our Founder & CEO Felicia Shanken on their mission and why she started the Philadelphia based network group.

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