SureShade co-founder Dana Russikoff participated in a Women of Philadelphia panel to discuss women’s growth opportunities and other issues in the Philadelphia manufacturing sector, as well as the marine industry. The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp., a nonprofit partnership between the city and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce to support local business growth and foster economic development, hosted the panel discussion April 27. As the only female executive representing the boating industry in the Philadelphia manufacturing sector, Russikoff shared her thoughts on women’s roles in the industrial sector and on overall growth opportunities for the boating industry in the region. She cited the encouragement she received by a variety of women in prominent manufacturing roles and noted her company is 50 percent women. “So it’s really more about sustaining that momentum and spreading the word that the boating industry is a great place for women to build a rewarding career,” she said. Russikoff also shared her thoughts on the outlook of the manufacturing sector and boating in Philadelphia.