12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Women in Leadership Conversation

Finding Your Purpose with Ms. Ryan Manion, President of the Travis Manion Foundation

2019 Uachtaran Award honorees, Travis Manion Foundation

Drawing on her personal experiences, Ryan inspires audiences to become the best versions of themselves through service to their communities. Using military service members and their families as models, she provides practical ways to create a culture of servant leadership in a wide range of environments. Ryan believes in taking a strengths-based approach, empowering people to lean into their individual character as a means to improve personal well-being and cultivate change on a larger scale.

After losing her brother, 1stLt Travis Manion, USMC, in Iraq in 2007, Ryan joined an intimate community of our country’s Gold Star family members who lost a loved one to war. Bonded by grief and purpose, Ryan joined two other women in writing, A Knock At The Door, a book of personal accounts about turning loss into inspiration for others through service.

Ryan will share with Irish Chamber members how she and her co-authors found new purpose which helped each of them escape the trap of despair and inaction. In her book, Ryan shares a compassionate road map for anyone who has ever had to answer their own knock at the door.

Ryan will join Irish Chamber member, Kate Shields, CEO of Vault Communications, for a fire-side chat and Q&A session with our audience. Kate leads one of the fastest-growing marketing communications firms in the Greater Philadelphia region as recognized by Inc. magazine, the Philadelphia Business Journal and the Philadelphia 100. Vault, one of Philadelphia’s “Best Places to Work,” is a 100% women-owned business, and holds WBENC certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

Presented virtually



Contact Alanna Barry McCloskey at abarry@iabcn.org or call/text 215.772.3101

Thank you to our 2020 Women In Leadership Series Sponsor