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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.


“Fun Times Magazine”, March/April 2020 magazine edition for a “2020 Philadelphia Who’s Who Black Women of Influence”.

“International Brainz Magazine”,December 2020, recognized as an Influential leader and Business owner for Small Businesses

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

“USA Today Black History Month Special Edition Magazine”, February 2022, mentioned for being a black-owned business.

“Alignable”, February 2022, named local business Person of the Year for Lower North Philadelphia

“Goldman Sachs One Million Black Women: Black in Business”, Graduated Alumni, May 2023

“Philadelphia Inquirer”, April 2023, Write up on Women-Owned Businesses in Philadelphia

The Global Institute for Human Excellence June 2023, Write up “The Women Success Builder”

Medical Professional, before becoming a solo entrepreneur full-time 5 1/2 years ago. Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Gwynedd Mercy University. Worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Philadelphia for 9 1/2 years before deciding to pursue Entrepreneurship full-time.

Raised in Queens, New York, moved to Philadelphia over 30  years ago where I met my husband, Paul a native Philadelphian. Recently moved to Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. We are avid travelers and love being at the beach. We are also parents to a 13-year-old rescued pit-bull mix named Maximus. ​

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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