In its 6th year, Rad Girls is teaming up with The Philadelphia Citizen to honor amazing Philly women and their allies, with the first post-pandemic Rad Awards! Join us to celebrate the finalists and announce the winners on July 17 from 7 to 10pm at Kimpton Hotel Palomar, 117 S. 17th Street. Purchase tickets below. Show your support by becoming a sponsor.

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Nonprofit of the Year Gearing Up Philadelphia
Entrepreneur of the Year Elyse DiMauro and April Nett, Co-owners, Menagerie Coffee
Technologist of the Year Beah Burger-Lenehan, Executive VP, Product, DuckDuckGo
Artist of the Year Darla Jackson, Sculptor
Educator of the Year Eileen R. Heisman, President and CEO, National Philanthropic Trust
Product of the Year Morgan Berman, Executive Director,
Life Science Cares Philadelphia
Connector of the Year Desiree Peterkin Bell, President and CEO, DPBell & Associates
Innovator of the Year Jasmine T. Morrell, Shop Owner and Tattoo Artist, Spirited Tattooing
Storyteller of the Year Heidi Saman, Director, Namour Film
Activist of the Year Women’s Medical Fund
Designer of The Year Yesenia Perez-Cruz, UX Director, Shopify
Rad Guy of the Year Chris Bartlett, Executive Director, William Way Community Center
Rad Girl of the Year Donna Frisby Greenwood, Senior Vice President Philadelphia and Scientific Advancement The Pew Charitable Trusts


Nonprofit of the Year Yael Lehmann, Interim Executive Director, Families USA
Entrepreneur of the Year Elena Brennan, Founder and Creative Director, Bus Stop Boutique
Technologist of the Year Kara Lindstrom, Founder,
Agency K LLC
Artist of the Year Amberella, Mixed Media and Street Artist
Educator of the Year Marley Dias, Founder, #1000BlackGirlBooks
Product of the Year Hand in Hand Soap, Courtney Apple, Founder
Connector of the Year Corinne Warnshuis, Executive Director, Girl Develop It
Innovator of the Year Yasmine Mustafa, CEO, ROAR For Good
Storyteller of the Year Joy Manning and Marisa McClellan, Co-Hosts, Local Mouthful
Activist of the Year Katie Monroe, Project Manager for Service Disruption Communications, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
Designer of The Year Shophouse Design
Rad Guy of the Year Dr. Stephen Tang, Chairman of the Board of Directors, NOWDiagnostics
Rad Girl of the Year Danielle Cohn, CEO, Wave Ventures


Nonprofit of the Year Tracey Welson-Rossman, Founder, CEO,
Entrepreneur of the Year Marla McDermott, Project Manager, Property Manager, Hospitality Host, Charma Properties, LLC
Technologist of the Year Tiffanie Stanard, Founder, CEO, Stimulus, Inc.
Scientist of the Year Karen Hogan, Founder, Biorealize
Artist of the Year Camae Ayewa, Moor Mother and Girls Rock Philly
Educator of the Year Ellen Webber, Executive Director, Temple University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute
Product of the Year Poundcake Cosmetics
Connector of the Year Jennifer Devor, President, Co-Founder, Better Civics
Innovator of the Year Stacey Mosley, Director of Research, Brandywine Realty Trust
Storyteller of the Year Kristin Dudley, Owner, Mother Butter LLC
Activist of the Year Sara Lomax-Reese, President, CEO, WURD Radio
Rad Guy of the Year Conrad Benner, Founder,
Rad Girl of the Year Sharron Cooks, Owner, CEO, Making Our Lives Easier LLC


Nonprofit of the Year Deborah Diamond, Director, Anchor Economy, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Entrepreneur of the Year Shannon Maldonado, Founder, Creative Director, YOWIE
Technologist of the Year Elizabeth Brown, Director Of User Experience, City of Philadelphia
Scientist of the Year Bethany Edwards and Anna Couturier, Founders, Lia Diagnostics
Artist of the Year Nile Livingston, Visual Artist
Educator of the Year Michelle Martin, Temple Food Pantry
Connector of the Year Stephanie Wolfson and Paige Dietz, Philly Fights Cancer
Innovator of the Year Tiffanie Stanard, Founder, CEO, Stimulus, Inc.
Storyteller of the Year Lara Witt, Editor-in-chief, Prism
Activist of the Year Elicia Gonzales, Organizational Consultant, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement
Rad Guy of the Year Ernest Owens, Philadelphia Editor, Eater
Rad Girl of the Year Dr. Katherine A. High, Board Member, Incyte


Nonprofit of the Year Mindy Baiada, Founder, Music Theatre Philly
Entrepreneur of the Year Kriti Sehgal, Owner, Pure Fare
Technologist of the Year Felicite Moorman, Co-Founder, CEO, BOSS.Tech
Scientist of the Year Briana Wronko, Chief Scientific Officer, HueDx
Artist of the Year Loveis Wise, Illustrator
Educator of the Year Melissa Lee, CEO, The Green Program
Product of the Year Tozuda
Connector of the Year Kristin Fitch, Senior Director, Marketing, University City Science Center
Innovator of the Year Eliza Pollack, Director of Permit, License & Certification (PLC) Innovation, Office of Governor Josh Shapiro
Storyteller of the Year Hillary Rea, Founder, Tell Me A Story
Activist of the Year Laura Footman,
Lecturer, Organizational Dynamics, University of Pennsylvania
Rad Guy of the Year Bon Ku, Assistant Dean for Health and Design, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Rad Girl of the Year Disqualified


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