May 2018 — In the dawn of #TimesUp and #MeToo, women have been in the spotlight taking a stand for what they believe in: equality and other women. At Invest: Philadelphia, we spend months in our market speaking to upper-level executives of leading companies, and what we’ve noticed is that women in leadership roles are few and far between. However, that trend is changing rapidly, especially here in Philadelphia.
Take Lori Miller, for example. Miller became law firm Goldberg, Miller & Rubin’s first named female partner, and now she is the firm’s first female CEO — something that is not only empowering to her and the women at her firm but also to women in the legal sector across the city.
“I love to help other women, and I love to see other women succeed. I feel like other women my age feel the same way,” Miller told Invest:. “The city and the country are wide open with opportunities. Law schools are even seeing more female students entering their programs. It is really empowering.”
We have been lucky enough to sit down with quite a few women in leadership roles in the City of Brotherly Love. And while we can’t blame the Greeks for that catch phrase, we wish it were slightly more inclusive.
Philadelphia is filled with powerful female leaders. Chellie Cameron is CEO of the Division of Aviation for the city, meaning she oversees not only Philadelphia International Airport but the Northeast Philadelphia Airport as well. From daily operations to cargo expansion plans to ribbon-cuttings, Cameron does it all.
Lori Reiner, partner-in-charge of accounting firm EisnerAmper, is leading the way for women in Philadelphia’s financial sector. She has been honored by the Girl Scouts of America and is active in numerous women’s leadership organizations across the city.
Let these women, and all the other female leaders in Philadelphia, be proof that women truly can do anything.
For more Information about our interviewees and subjects, visit their websites:
Goldberg, Miller & Rubin: https://gmrlawfirm.com/
Philadelphia International Airport and the Northeast Philadelphia Airport: https://www.phl.org/