The First Annual Rad Girl Rad Awards

Guests descended on NoLibs' Dream Building to honor inspiring women in tech, media, culture and business.

Last year Leah Kaufman founded, a digital platform that celebrates innovative and inspiring women making a difference in Philly. This year they hosted their first ever awards ceremony and celebration to honor local inspiring female leaders in the fields of technology, media, culture and business.

The Rad Awards were held at The Dreaming Building in Northern Liberties, an innovative co-working space for artists and young entrepreneurs. The venue was “rad” itself as the building filled with many of the nominees and supporters, allowing just a sliver of a stage for the awards to be given out.

The focus of the evening was on networking and celebration. The spirits flowed with speciality cocktails from Bluecoat American Dry Gin and light fare from Rouge (who knew they catered?). Music from DJ Diamond Girl kept the crowd grooving before and after the ceremony.

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Technologist Of The Year
Beah Burger-Lenehan: VP of Product, Ticketleap

Artist Of The Year
Darla Jackson

Designer of The Year
Yesenia Perez-Cruz, Intuitive

Nonprofit Of The Year
Gearing Up Philadelphia

Educator Of The Year
Eileen R. Heisman: President and CEO of National Philanthropic Trust

Product Of The Year
Morgan Berman, Milkcrate Philly

Connector Of The Year
Desiree Peterkin Bell: Communications. Office of the Mayor, Michael A. Nutter

Innovator Of The Year
Jasmine T. Morrell: Spirited Tattooing

Storyteller Of The Year
Heidi Saman: Namour Film

Entrepreneur Of The Year
Elyse DiMauro and April Nett: Menagerie Coffee

Activists of The Year
Women’s Medical Fund

Rad Guy Of The Year
Chris Bartlett: William Way Community Center

Rad Girl Of The Year
Donna Frisby Greenwood: Program Director at John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

HughE Dillon covers parties, events and more for Philadelphia magazine’s The Scene. You can follow him on Twitter at @iPhillyChitChat and visit his daily online social diary