GPLEX 360

GPLEX360 was born out of the desire to create a home for ongoing cohort connections and experiences. A once-a-year meeting of the minds only taps into a small amount of the potential for this program, so 360 seeks to extend the mission and best parts of the conference for our community. Now we can connect almost every month to learn, question, and be curious as a group of powerful change-makers. 

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Upcoming GPLEX360 Events

Recent GPLEX360 Events

GPLEX360: Tipsy Women's History

On March 15th, the Economy League hosted its second GPLEX360 event of the year at Ross Commons on Drexel's Campus, and it was a night to remember!  We celebrated Women's History Month in style with the second annual Tipsy Women's History Event. 

History buffs and women enthusiasts alike gathered to enjoy an evening filled with drinks (alcoholic or not!), delicious food, and captivating storytelling! Local historians Emma Hart, Abigail Henry, and Kathy Peiss took the stage to share intriguing tales of remarkable women and groups from our region who left a mark on history.

The theme for the night was collective action, highlighting the incredible impact of unity. Featured figures included Esther De Berdt, a former First Lady of Pennsylvania who played a pivotal role in the fight for the American Revolution; Emilie Davis, a free Black woman whose journal writings contributed significantly to the abolitionist movement; and Dyketactics, a fearless Lesbian group whose advocacy for equal rights reverberated throughout the city.

These stirring stories underscored the power of our collective voices in shaping history.  Let's continue to celebrate and amplify the voices of those who have paved the way for progress

This GPLEX360 event took place 3/15/2024.

GPLEX360: Screening of Pardon Me

The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia kicked off its GPLEX360 series in 2024 with an impactful screening of "Pardon Me" on January 23rd at the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative.

"Pardon Me" is a compelling documentary short film that delves into the transformative power of pardons, shedding light on how they enable individuals to fully engage as citizens and positively contribute to their communities, particularly those in lower-income areas.

Following the screening of this thought-provoking film, attendees engaged in a stimulating discussion with the director and a panel of experts deeply immersed in the pardon landscape. Notable speakers included Jeff Brown, founder of Brown's Superstores and Uplift Solutions; Julie Wertheimer, Project Director of Mental Health and Justice Partnerships at The Pew Charitable Trusts; Tobey Oxholm, Director of the Pardon Project at Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity; and Shuja Moore, a community activist and the visionary behind "Pardon Me."

The film artfully weaves together interviews with influential civic leaders and the poignant narratives of individuals navigating the pardon process, offering a poignant exploration of Philadelphia-area challenges and opportunities.

This GPLEX360 event took place on January 23rd, 2024. 

Kensington + West Kensington Panel Discussion, GPLEX360: Watch Here

Kensington + West Kensington Panel Discussion


As part of The Economy League's GPLEX360 Series, the recent tour of Kensington featured a panel conversation with experts discussing their various programs related to small businesses and community engagement in the city of Kensington and West Kensington communities of Philadelphia.

Speakers include:
Jonathan Arrieta, CSM,CSPO from Impact Services
Ashley Feuer-Edwards from AFE Strategies
Jamie Shanker from the Temple Small Business Development Center

FAQ About GPLEX 360

Are you curious about attending a GPLEX360 event but have more questions? Review our FAQ below.

GPLEX: Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange

At its heart, GPLEX is an effort to move the needle. By traveling and learning together, this group of decision makers gets an infusion of exposure to other cities’ best ideas, and a concentrated dose of high-level networking. GPLEXers have connected on many occasions to generate real change that benefits our region. There’s nothing more powerful than a close network of movers and shakers who can solve problems on the fly with real cross-sector collaboration

A once-a-year meeting at the annual GPLEX conference only taps into a small amount of the potential for this program,

GPLEX360 seeks to extend the mission and best parts of the annual conference for our community. Now we can connect almost every month to learn, question, and be curious as a group of powerful change-makers. 

Interested in learning more about GPLEX + GPLEX360 email GPLEX director Kejsi Shahaj [email protected]