Daughters of 2006

Barbara Fretz Crossette

An internationally recognized writer and author of books on Asia, she is the former New York Times bureau chief at the United Nations and Times chief correspondent in South and Southeast Asia. Among her honors are the George Polk Award for coverage of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination, the United Na...

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Cecilia Moy Yep

She founded a grassroots advocacy group in 1966 to mitigate the impact of urban renewal on her community. It became the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, which under her sustained leadership eventually changed Chinatown?s housing landscape with affordable low and middle-income housi...

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Edith L. Shapira

A psychiatrist in private practice, she galvanized relief efforts in southwestern Pennsylvania following 2005 Hurricane Katrina, coordinating public and private efforts to relocate victims of the disaster. Co-chair of the Riverlife Task Force and a trustee of the Sports and Exhibition Authority, ...

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Francine G. McNairy

President of Millersville University, she is the first female, African American university president in the state system of higher education. Devoted to student success, Dr. McNairy has been recognized for increasing retention and graduation rates in three Pennsylvania public universities, especi...

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Karen Wolk Feinstein

President of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative and Health Careers Futures, her leadership to bring performance excellence and fresh perspectives to healthcare has attracted national attention. She founded the Healthcare Initiative to red...

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Marion Boulton Stroud

She is founder and Artistic Director of the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. Known worldwide for innovative discovery in contemporary art, the Fabric Workshop is devoted to artists-in-residence who work with new materials and new media. She co-founded Prints in Progress, an inner-city ...

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Roberta D. Leibenberg

She has achieved national prominence in handling complex commercial litigation and class actions. A leader in the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, she is the first women to chair the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. She chaired the Pennsylvania and Philade...

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Suzanne W. Broadhurst

An energetic civic leader, she is the first woman chair of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Vice-Chair of the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees and a Trustee of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. As a board member of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, she helped found the Women?...

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