The First Annual Rad Girl Rad Awards
Last year Leah Kaufman founded Rad-Girls.com, 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
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