CELEBRATING WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

WOMEN WHO INSPIRE US

 

 

Where there is a woman, there is magic! 

Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We are the strongest when we cheer each other on. We’re celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month
by renaming our signature cocktails to local women who inspire us. 

 

For the month of March, Diageo is celebrating women in the spirits industry. Bulleit, Ron Zacapa and Dickel Rye are Diageo brands led by female distillers and blenders. Diageo has partnered up with Women’s Way, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of women, girls, and gender equality.

Tag a photo of your cocktail with #craftswomenpa and Diageo will donate $1 to Women’s Way!

Read about these amazing women below.

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ELLEN WEBER

Her favorite phrase is, “Stop should-ing around.”

Ellen is the force and fuel behind many startups in the Philadelphia area. 

She is the Executive Director of Robin Hood Ventures, a leading angel group helping to fuel startup growth in the Philadelphia area where they call her "Maid Marian". She's also the Director of Temple University's Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures, a venture forum for early stage companies.

With 25 years of experience in creating strong teams & building strong leaders - Ellen supports Female Funders and Founders, and the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs. Ellen was chosen as part of the Philadelphia Business Journal Power 100 for 2017, 2018 and 2019. She’s received the Iris Newman award for supporting women entrepreneurs from the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs and the David Freschman award from the Philadelphia Private Investors Group.

We admire Ellen’s influence, guidance, and support to entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia community.

 

Thank you, Ellen! 

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DR. JENNIFER CAUDLE

The beauty is in her brains.

Former Miss America pageant contestant and 1999 Miss Iowa - Dr. Jennifer Caudle is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and Associate Professor at Rowan University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine. She’s also a spokesperson for the American Osteopathic Association!

You may have seen her on The TODAY Show, Dr. Oz, CNN, FOX News, Rachel Ray, Steve Harvey, and many others. She’s frequently quoted in Readers Digest, Good Housekeeping, Prevention, Shape, Huff Post, and more.

A former cellist who’s performed in orchestras and string ensembles internationally - she attended Walnut Hill School for the Arts and studied Cello at the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School during her high school years before she graduated with Honors from Princeton University and earned her medical degree from UMDNJ - School of Osteopathic Medicine.

We love seeing Jennifer achieve greatness with beauty, class, and grace. We support her as a positive, powerful female figure in the Philadelphia area. 

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KATHERINE COHEN JORDAN

How do you become a viral online sensation? 

Ask Katherine - she has the most watched video in the history of Thrillist’s Facebook! 

Katherine Cohen Jordan is the Head Pickle Proprietor at Elsie’s. Elsie’s is a small sandwich shop that went viral for its unique sandwiches served in hollowed out housemade pickles instead of bread. This low-carb sandwich shop is a sanctuary for those with dietary restrictions, gluten intolerance - and simply a must for those that love Elsie's Signature Pickles.

Elsie’s opened its doors 2 years ago and its signature pickle sandwiches went viral. As featured in BuzzFeed, Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan, Thrillist, LADBible, Today, and so many more. We’re so happy to see girl power in full throttle as Katherine tackles her new nationwide shipping program for brine based cocktail mixers, franchise development for Elsie’s and open her second location soon. Go Katherine! 

Fun Fact: Katherine’s nickname is “The Pickle Lady”! 

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JOAN MYERS BROWN

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort. 

Meet Joan Myers Brown. Her students call her “JB”.

Joan founded The Philadelphia Dance Company (more commonly known as PHILADANCO!). PHILADANCO! is known for its top-tier performance and status as the resident modern dance company at The Kimmel Center for 20 years! She also founded the International Conference of Black Dance Companies in 1988 and established the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) in 1991. 

Joan has received numerous awards from the City of Philadelphia, the State of Pennsylvania and the Embassy of the United States of America. A recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts Award presented by President Obama, Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2017 Industry Icon Award, Philadelphia Cultural Funds’ 2019 David Cohen Award, and many more. Joan mostly recently received the distinguished 2019 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance for her choreographic influence on black dance in America.

Being great starts with being fearless. Joan proves that once you become fearless, life becomes limitless. 

PHILADANCO!  dancers are among the best in the world.
 

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DANA SPAIN

Is there something Dana Spain can’t do?

Animal rescues, publishing, real estate, charity work, and so much more! 

 

Many know serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Dana Spain as the founder of PAWS, Philadelphia’s largest no-kill rescue. Dana is now the President of Haven Women, a nonprofit organization that helps female veterans with temporary housing after suffering from trauma. 

Former Owner of Philly Style Magazine - Dana expanded the brand to Washington, DC and three award-winning websites. Dana is the Managing Partner of McSpain Properties, a real estate development company committed to revitalizing Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. 

Dana serves on the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, consults for the Veterans Multi-Service Center, sits in Shark Tank at Temple’s Fox School of Business, and lectures on entrepreneurship at Holy Family University.

Awarded one of the 50 Best Businesswomen in PA by Governor Rendell, 40 Under 40 by The Philadelphia Business Journal, and C-Level Visionary by Folio Magazine. Dana has been quoted in The NY Times, The Washington Post, Entrepreneur magazine, The Philadelphia Business Journal, and the book Passing It On: Life Lessons of 130 Great American Leaders. 

Slay, Dana, slay!