by Rachel Jones | Photographs by Christina Shields
United Way of Allegheny County’s new initiative, United for Women, made its introduction to Pittsburgh with a reception at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. United for Women was created by women, for women, to provide, guide, and support during critical moments in life. Suzy Broadhurst, one of the Women’s Leadership Council’s founding members, spoke about United for Women to more than 50 guests. Current and former leaders of the Women’s Leadership Council — Kim Tillotson Fleming, Becky Surma, Diane Holder, and Laura Ellsworth — challenged the guests to match gifts. Guests at the reception, hosted by Elizabeth Terrell and Ellen Kessler, visited Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities, a new exhibit in Simmons Gallery. It offered a global look at what women are capable of if they are given the opportunity to succeed — exactly what United for Women hopes to bring to the table.
This event is featured in the January 2013 issue of WHIRL Magazine.
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