'LaunchBox Ladies: From Passion to Profit' November event announced

'Women in the Military and Beyond'

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox continues its educational event series focusing on the unique challenges and victories of female entrepreneurs called “LaunchBox Ladies: From Passion to Profit” with a program on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The speakers will share how their military service has influenced their entrepreneurial pursuits and business careers.

A donation will be requested at the door. The event is open to students and the public on a limited first-come, first-served basis. Networking and the program are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus. Light fare is provided.

The November event features the following speakers:

Tuesday, Nov. 12

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Theresa DelBalso, Superintendent, State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy

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Theresa DelBalso
Superintendent, State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy

DelBalso oversees more than 600 staff, approximately 2,400 inmates and an $88 million budget. She is also a retired Army veteran, serving 28 years.

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Jody Rennie, President, JVR Collaborative Advantage, LLC

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Jody Rennie
President, JVR Collaborative Advantage, LLC

Rennie is a certified project management professional. She has 30 years of experience managing projects, while serving in the U.S. Air Force and private sector.

Diana Sorrentino
Director of Security and Intelligence Operations, Lehigh Valley Paladin, LLC

Sorrentino is a security and intelligence professional, focusing on critical incident management, behavioral analysis, and threat assessment. She served in the U.S. Navy.

To register, visit the LaunchBox Ladies website. For more information on LaunchBox Ladies, email [email protected] or call 610-285-5208.

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) is an early-stage business accelerator program for entrepreneurs. As a signature program of Invent Penn State, LVLB partners with a network of community and university partners to offer continuing support to small business owners and guides them through every step of their startup journey.

Information regarding the Invent Penn State initiative is available online.


Dennille Schuler

Public Relations Specialist
Penn State Lehigh Valley

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