Guest Commentator: Alicia Karr, President, Meyer @meyerdesigninc

How influential and essential is the leadership of women to the recovery and growth of the Greater Philadelphia region?

As a life-long Philadelphian, I have witnessed first-hand the incredible changes our area has gone through, from the culinary and creative arts to the Life Sciences boom, to the long-awaited waterfront and Navy Yard development. The key to revitalization has been the willingness to embrace innovation and change and the Philadelphia spirit we are so well known for. It is spirit that made our city the birthplace of independence in America, the spirit that gives us our unique “Philly grit,” and the spirit that reminds people, that we are the city of brotherly love, or rather, for me, sisterly love. I believe the individuals we need to lead us down the road towards recovery and growth in the Greater Philadelphia region are the female leaders in our communities. As we move past pandemic recovery