The Whirl Women in Business Class of 2013

By Andrea Bosco

April 25, 2013

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On a particularly crisp April morning, 63 of Pittsburgh’s esteemed women entrepreneurs gathered for the second annual WHIRL Women in Business Networking Event. We were honored to host some of the region’s most accomplished female figures in the Monongahela ballroom on the 17th floor of the Omni William Penn Hotel.

Spring wardrobes of colorful hues and genuine smiles warmed the room, as did stories of success shared between sips of freshly brewed coffee. Conversation over an ambrosial brunch by Chef Jacky Francois was lively and refreshing.

For many of the honorees, the commencement of our event, at 10 a.m., was their second and third stops of the day — soon to be followed with meetings, appointments, and actions attributing to our local economy’s resilience.

It is without a doubt these bright beauties are at the top of their game, as each polished professional seized the opportunity to network and utilized the gathering as an educational and social experience.

We’re proud to recognize these outstanding movers and shakers who have taken leaps of faith to live doing what they love. To echo our editor in chief, Christine Tumpson, these women are most certainly “the wind beneath our wings.”

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