Women’s Achievement

Cherri Gregg
June 14, 2019 - 11:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Neha Gupta has had a passion for helping others since childhood. "I definitely was a pretty fearless kid that always spoke my mind," said the now 22-year-old. Born in New Zealand but raised in Philadelphia, the future doctor's mission to give back grew out of her...
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Lynne Adkins
June 13, 2019 - 6:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Anna Payne has been on overdrive since she was young. She's a hard worker, loves to volunteer in a number of groups and causes, and has run for several political offices — all at the same time. She does it all because she has cystic fibrosis, a rare, deadly lung...
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Shara Dae Howard
June 12, 2019 - 6:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Brigid Jensen has always been skilled in the science and mathematics field — it runs in the family. But her determination to cure ALS runs deeper. When Jensen was 2, her grandfather died from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The few lucid moments he had were sparked...
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Hadas Kuznits
June 11, 2019 - 10:42 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Michelle Kott has worked her way to the top of a predominantly male industry. At 37, she is the first-ever female captain of the City of Bethlehem Police Department. Before that, she was "the first female lieutenant in our department's history as well." But she didn’t...
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Dr. Sheena Howard
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Antionette Lee
June 10, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dr. Sheena Howard lives in Southwest Philly with her 2-year-old, her mother, and her cat. That may sound like a normal life, but at 35 years young, the Philadelphia native has already distinguished herself as an author, teacher, academic, and comic book game-changer...
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Michelle Kott
May 02, 2019 - 5:33 am
Michelle Kott has been a police officer with the Bethlehem Police Department for 15 years. Throughout her career, she’s been assigned to the patrol and criminal investigations divisions. In addition to 20 awards of merit, she’s also a certified crime scene analyst as well as a recognized expert in...
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Neha Gupta
May 02, 2019 - 5:22 am
Neha Gupta is the 2014 winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize, an award given annually to an individual who has shown special dedication to children’s rights. One year after Malala Yousafzai won this award, Nobel Laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the King of the Netherlands...
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Jessica Mazzeo
May 02, 2019 - 5:13 am
In January 2010, Mazzeo made the decision to leave her job at Greenberg Traurig, LLP and become the third person to join the founding team of Griesing Law. The women-owned and operated firm was launched with only a handful of clients out of an 800-square-foot sublet space. Today, the firm has grown...
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Emily Smith
May 02, 2019 - 4:55 am
Emily Smith is the executive director of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG), an art environment created by Isaiah Zagar on South Street. Under Smith's leadership, PMG has transformed into a one-of-a-kind Philadelphia destination that challenges how we look at the world around us and encourages...
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