Prior to becoming the CEO of the American Red Cross of Eastern PA on May 16, 2011, the Honorable Renée Cardwell Hughes served as a trial judge in the Court of Common Pleas, the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania which encompasses the City of Philadelphia. Judge Hughes served in the Trial Division of the court, since her appointment to the bench in 1995 by Governor Tom Ridge. She was elected to a full ten year term beginning January, 1996 and was re-elected in 2005 to a second full term. She specialized in homicides, but has handled both civil and criminal proceedings.
A woman who learned from a young age that success, both personal and professional, would be achieved through hard work and belief in the value of oneself. To hear Women to Watch™ Media’s interview with Renée and learn more about her amazing story, listen below.