HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Commission for Women today announced Jacqueline McDevitt and Colleen O'Hara as the winners of the 2014 Business Plan Competition.
The announcement was made at the inaugural Women's Mentorship Symposium: Paying It Forward in Pittsburgh.
McDevitt and O'Hara's shared passion for athletics led to the creation of Phan Cave in June 2014. Phan Cave is a convenience service that provides a hassle-free tailgating experience for sporting events, concerts and corporate functions in Philadelphia. Together, the duo works to ensure that customers can maximize their parking lot experience while minimizing the time and effort required to coordinate a tailgate.
As part of the Business Plan Competition, three female entrepreneurs competed for a $10,000 cash award to help grow their business. Finalists from across the state presented fast-pitch business presentations to a panel of three judges, including Lori Greiner; Julia Hearthway, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry; and Renee Amoore, founder and president of the Amoore Group, Inc.
The symposium also included a Speed Mentoring program for entry level and mid-level career women. The program provided a structured, fast-paced setting in which participants interacted with senior level, executive women in a variety of professions and received advice on topics such as work-life balance, career transitions and salary negotiation.
The event, which hosted 500 women from across the state, concluded with the Keynote Luncheon featuring Lori Greiner, entrepreneur and the "warm-blooded shark" on "Shark Tank," as well as Gov. Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett.
The Pennsylvania Commission for Women is the state's official advocate agency for women. The Commission aims to empower women and girls to reach their highest potential by creating and supporting opportunities for women in the areas of mentorship, economic development and civic engagement.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Commission for Women