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PWNC Foundation, Inc. was created in October 2019. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. PWNC Foundation, Inc., empowers women in underserved communities to become successful entrepreneurs. With a team of experts, we offer a comprehensive Transition Program that includes mentorship, business education, resources for financing, leadership and development, and much more. Our goal is to help these women start their own businesses and revitalize their communities by offering services and employment.

PWNC Foundation Transition Program

Felicia Shanken

Founder of PWNC Foundation, Inc.

Hello I’m Felicia Shanken, Founder of the PWNC Foundation, Inc. The reason why I started the Foundation was to help those women in underserved communities in the corporate world transition to full time entrepreneurship. I remember it like it was yesterday, when I still worked for corporate America almost 6 1/2 years ago. I had gotten to the point where I knew this was not how I wanted to live out the rest of my life.

I worked for the Department of Veteran Affairs here in Philadelphia for 9 1/2 years every weekend. I knew there was something better waiting for me and I had to make a decision. So, one day I went in to my corporate job sat down at the computer, wrote my resignation letter and press send. I felt so liberated and I knew then that it was the best decision I have ever made in my life.

I took a leap of faith and figured it out as I went along. The road wasn’t easy especially when you are building a business from the ground up. I had to figure a lot of things out on my own and one huge obstacle was seeking out the resources and the contacts that I needed in order to be successful and to get this program going. I had to find out where to go and what to do. 

With the help of our board members at the time and donors we were able to stay afloat to continue the mission we set out to do. This is when the PWNC Foundation Transition Program was born and I knew that there were other women out here who were feeling the same way that I felt 6 1/2  years ago and eventually wanted a exit strategy.

In the PWNC Foundation Transition Program, we have put a program in place with underserved corporate women in mind who want to become full time entrepreneurs.

The Transition program includes mentorship, business education, peer-to-peer support, business support, resources for financing, seminars, e-learning courses and workshops on important topics that business owners need to in order to have a thriving successful business.

Some of the topics that are taught in the program by experts in their field include Business Structure, Accounting, Legal, Marketing, Sales , Pricing for your product or service, Strategic Planning, Goal Setting, Leadership, Resources for funding sources and much more. We have extensive experience in working with Entrepreneurs and working to revitalize economically depressed communities. We want to make sure that in helping these women through this program they are able to economically enhance their communities by offering services and employment. Building strong relationship is important to us.

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If you would like to donate through PayPal go to the link below: paypal.me/PWNCFOUNDATIONINC

Board of Directors

Felicia Shanken

Felicia Shanken


CEO/Founder of the Philadelphia Women’s Network Connection, LLC and PWNC Foundation Inc 501(c)(3).

Rhonda Robinson McAllister

Rhonda Robinson McAllister

Vice President

Avon Independent Sales Rep. National Recruiter
Fundraiser Specialist
Paul Shanken

Paul Shanken

Treasurer/Admin Assistant

Senior Enterprise Imaging Coordinator at Main Line Health

Maximus Shanken

Maximus Shanken

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