She Can Win
A Message from Jasmine E. Sessoms, Founder of She Can Win
This week I am writing an open letter to my dear friend and fellow Founder- La’Tasha D. Mayes.
La’Tasha is the Founder, President, CEO, and the face of Reproductive Justice in PA. This Week La’Tasha announced that she would retire from running New Voice for Reproductive Justice.

Dear Tash,

Almost 20 years of running an organization. That seems like a few lifetimes. When I think about how you grew New Voices from an idea into what we see today, I know it had its challenging times and high points.

I knew as soon as I met you, there was something special about you. We sat on a panel and the passion you had to see Black Women win and represented in all spaces drew us together because “real recognizes real”. As time went on our paths kept crossing- and we knew we were meant to change this state together.

From helping me expand SCW across the state, to Party At The Mailbox, and Shirley Chisholm Brunches to the iconic Say Her Name March- we have supported each other through the years. We never competed and always answered each other’s calls. When I couldn’t find my way to continue you would be there with an ear (and sometimes a bottle) to tell me this is my calling.

La’Tasha D Mayes- you have made not just our Commonwealth a better place to live work and play- you have made the world a better place. We can’t talk about Reproductive Justice and not mention your name.

So well done thy good and faithful servant. Go forth and set the world on fire and all that jazz… I am sad for me to lose my ally in the fight for black women’s rights, but ecstatic to see your next step. And what mark you will leave next.

Forever in awe,
This Week in Black History
August 1st - August 7th
August 1: 08/01/1993
On August 1, 1993, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee was named dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University. She became the first African American woman to be dean of a medical school and one of only a handful of female deans in the country. During her tenure there, she reformulated the entire course of study, and drafted a women's curriculum, earning a reputation as a "change agent." She remained dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Ohio University until 2001. She is also the sister to singer and actress Diana Ross. Watch an interview with Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee:
August 3: 08/03/1970
🎉🎁🎂Happy Birthday to DJ, rapper and producer Deidra Muriel Roper aka DJ Spinderella or simply Spinderella. At the age of 16, Spinderella was introduced to Salt-N-Pepa producer Hurby Azor just before the group were due to appear at the Westchester Music Festival in late 1986. The group's original DJ, Latoya Hanson, had missed several rehearsals and group appearances, and the group was looking for a replacement. The trio became one of the most successful female hip-hop acts of all time. Watch DJ Spinderella’s performance with Salt N Pepa in a performance “What A Man”:
August 4: 08/04/1961
🎉🎁🎂Happy Birthday to attorney and politician Barack Hussein Obama II. Barack was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and after graduating from Columbia University in 1983, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. In 1988, he enrolled in Harvard Law School, where he was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. Barack served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American to be elected to the presidency. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004. Watch Barack Obama’s interview Trevor Noah “Inspiring Future Leaders & A Promised Land”:
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Director, Program Management
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Project and Program Management (Project and Program Management)
  • R311870
Job Description
Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the worlds best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 50 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our remarkable people, who bring cutting-edge products and services to life for millions of customers every day. If you share in our passion for teamwork, our vision to revolutionize industries and our goal to lead the future in media and technology, we want you to fast-forward your career at Comcast.
Job Summary
Job Description
As technical innovation creates new ways for us to communicate, be entertained, and accomplish daily tasks, our lives become increasingly digital, and having reliable, fast, and constant connectivity to our homes and across devices in them becomes increasingly important. As part of a team who makes technology developed by Comcast available to other operators around the world, the Director of Program Management works together with architects, engineers, and product and program managers, to deliver new and exciting technologies to other providers’ customers.
The candidate will contribute to the execution and delivery of our xFi business for our Syndication Partners. This role is focused on the growing needs of xFi Syndication Business. The candidate will be responsible for Syndication of WiFi Experience technology. Candidate will develop and deliver emerging Wifi technologies to Comcast Syndication Partners and be responsible for overall Syndication program management strategy, building and maintaining organizational knowledge as it relates to the function of managing in flight programs. Responsible for utilizing solid program management skills and knowledge to lead complex programs. Usually determines own work priorities. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience, and managing personnel. You will collaborate with product and development teams to define functional requirements and manage all aspects of the project execution – including maintaining the project schedule, resolving or mitigating issues and risks, and communicating results throughout the organization.
The candidate must be skilled at building strong relationships, and is comfortable navigating complex technical programs. You must also be comfortable with public speaking and enjoy working hard and being challenged, all while making judgment calls, specifically in uncertain and ambiguous situations. Some travel may be required.
Core Responsibilities
  • Executes and oversees Program Management processes for xFi Syndication
  • Advocate to ensure a consistent high-bar on excellence and project delivery
  • Develops cross-functional plans, objectives, and strategies. Interprets company goals into functional goals and strategies.
  • Provides leadership and management to the xFi Program Management team. Possesses staffing accountability, including recruitment and retention, leadership and professional development and performance management.
  • Provides support for corporate budgeting and budget tracking.
  • Acts as a Program point of contact for senior management stakeholders.
  • Mentors the organization in Program Management practices.
  • Recommends and implements corrective action across organizations, as necessary, to improve program performance.
  • Responsible for Program Management training, hiring, performance management and development of PMO staff. Performs staff performance assessments, salary reviews and bonus awards.
  • Works with other organizations to continuously improve business processes.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in Comcast xFi/Wifi technologies and project management methodologies, agile practices, best practices and industry standards.
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and overtime as necessary.
Basic Qualifications
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in Technical Program and/or Product Management or leading software development projects with aggressive schedules.
  • Proficient knowledge of Project/Program Management principles and processes.
  •  3+ years of experience working with cross functional technical teams and/or business units to design, develop, and implement new systems or solutions.
  • Familiarity with agile methodologies.
  • Analytical thinker with ability to probe/ask questions to get good understanding of technical programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
Employees at all levels are expected to:
  • Understand our Operating Principles; make them the guidelines for how you do your job.
  • Own the customer experience - think and act in ways that put our customers first, give them seamless digital options at every touchpoint, and make them promoters of our products and services.
  • Know your stuff - be enthusiastic learners, users and advocates of our game-changing technology, products and services, especially our digital tools and experiences.
  • Win as a team - make big things happen by working together and being open to new ideas.
  • Be an active part of the Net Promoter System - a way of working that brings more employee and customer feedback into the company - by joining huddles, making call backs and helping us elevate opportunities to do better for our customers.
  • Drive results and growth.
  • Respect and promote inclusion & diversity.
  • Do what's right for each other, our customers, investors and our communities.