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