Welcome the PGDG Class of 2014-15

Please welcome the Philly Girls Do Good Class of 2014-15! It's true, we were just getting rolling with 2013-14, but there are so many more great women to celebrate, we thought we would usher in a new class.Last year, our inaugural class included so many Philadelphia leaders and seasoned professionals in design and community development—truly our role models. They came together through the year in groups of three to five for conversation on topics they had in common including West Philadelphia Transformations, Social and Environmental Justice, and Design Advocacy. We launched PGDG (and this blog) by hearing great stories, broadcasting successes, and forging connections.

This coming year, we'd like to crank it up! Nominations for the PGDG Class of 2014-15 included more high achievers, and also several up-and-coming leaders. We will let this broader array stimulate a wide range of topics and mix up the personalities and organizations to inspire... In addition to conversations, this BLOG will spotlight Philadelphia initiatives sure to make a great impact. We will also gather the women of PGDG at more informal events to keep up with the talk of the town.

We can't wait, and we invite you to FOLLOW PGDG(!) throughout the coming year. Please spread the word. CLICK HERE to go to the PGDG page of Locus Partners' website. From there you can click on each name to learn more about each member of this year's class to learn more about her, her organization, and her good work.

Thanks for reading. And please be a Do-Gooder in your own right!

Introducing the PGDG Class of 2014-15

Marguerite Anglin, AIA, LEED AP    President of PhilaNOMA

Morgan Berman    Founder of MilkCrate

 Lois Brink    Founder of The Big Sandbox

Carmen Febo San Miguel, MD    Executive Director of Taller Puertorriqueno

Danielle Gray   Director of Marketing and Development at SRDC

Jane Golden    Executive Director of the Mural Arts Program

Fern Gookin, LEED AP    Director of Sustainability at Revolution Recovery

Yael Lehman    Executive Director of The Food Trust

Kathryn Ott Lovell    Executive Director of Fairmount Park Conservancy

Karen Rohrer   Co-Founder and Pastor at Beacon

Alesa Rubendall, AIA, LEED AP BD+C    Co-Chair of WIA

Joyce Smith    Community Development at Viola Street Residents Association, CDC

Denise Thompson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C    Treasurer of Philadelphia AIA

Pam Zimmerman, AIA, LEED-AP    Professional Volunteer at CDC and Parking Day