Get to know the Fit to Lead triathlon team

Fit to Lead is a pilot program the HBA Greater Philadelphia chapter is launching this year to provide our members with opportunities to develop multiple aspects of leadership. The inaugural event is a physical challenge where over a dozen of our chapter members will participate in the TriRock Triathlon* in Philadelphia on June 22.

The team is being coached by HBA Greater Philadelphia chapter member Ashley Tappan who has competed in many triathlons herself. She is a consultant for Insigniam, a global management consulting firm, and passionate about competitive sports. She loves the interest women are finding in sports and how fitness can translate into a professional advantage.

We talked with the fearless triathlon team, made up of both veteran triathletes and first-timers, to learn more about them - why they decided to get involved in the challenge, if the triathlon experience has helped in their professional role and how they have progressed in their training.

Click on the names below to learn about each athlete and her journey and be inspired by the team video.

Jen Antonacci - 2 Triathlons  
Desiree Benson - 1st Triathlon  
Liz Coyle - 1st Triathlon  
Bernadine Dixon - 4 Triathlons
Colleen Flesher - 3 Triathlons  
Kari Gearhart - Over 35 Triathlons!  
Christa Heydt - 6-8 Triathlons  
Paula Nangle - 1st Triathlon
Kathryn Pramuk - 10 Triathlons   
Denise Sena - 1st Triathlon   
Ashley Tappan - 10 Triathlons


Please come out to cheer for our triathlon team on June 22. Triathlon t-shirts are also available for purchase; contact us for details.

For sponsorship information, please contact us.

* Participation in triathlon is voluntary and all participants do so at their own risk.

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