ICYMI: Women Leading the 175th from Representative Mary Isaacson

Mar 31, 2023 | In The District

Photo via Representative Mary Isaacson. 

“In honor of Women’s History Month, I am honoring women leaders in our district by hosting the annual Women Leading the 175th Program.

“Each of these women have had significant impact not only in our neighborhoods but across the city of Philadelphia. They have received official Pennsylvania House of Representative Citations because of their outstanding contributions to our communities.

“The theme for Women’s History Month this year is Celebrating Women who Tell our Stories. We are honoring women who have devoted their lives to making the 175th District a great place to live, work and grow. Rep. Isaacson is honored to tell these women’s stories. Their perseverance, integrity and fight for equality will not go unrecognized.

“I am humbled and full of gratitude for these women and their lasting contribution to the betterment of Philadelphia.” — Representative Mary Isaacson

Jeannie Wong, co-owner of Queen & Rook Game Cafe

Jeannie Wong has called Philadelphia home since 2006. She is a co-owner of Queen & Rook Game Cafe, Philadelphia’s #1 rated and award-winning board game cafe with events and youth programming which opened Fall 2019 in Queen Village.

She was recognized in Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly 2020 as well as in Foobooz, Jeannie Wong’s café now serves as a cornerstone for connection and conversation in the neighborhood and across the city. An alum of Hampshire College, Jeannie’s background is in non-profit administration and the arts.

Jeannie serves as an elected Democratic City Committee Person for the 2nd Ward, representing Hawthorne, where she lives with her partner Edward, two children, and Mochi the cat.

📍: Queen & Rook Game Cafe, 607 S. 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19147

Dana Feinberg, Programming and Relationship Manager for the South Street Headhouse District

Dana Feinberg is currently the Programming and Relationship Manager for the South Street Headhouse District, responsible for building bridges between business owners, neighbors, and the district to make the commercial corridor a vibrant community.

Before moving to Philadelphia in 1997, Dana worked as an Affiliate Relations manager for both CBS and ABC Radio Networks. After moving to the suburbs in 2005, Dana worked as a stay-at-home parent, dedicating free hours to the Home and School Association and as the chair of the DE Valley Art Goes to School Program.

Dana has worked on multiple community service projects, including programming and fund raising for Society Hill Synagogue as well as for the Auxiliary at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dana and her family moved back to Queen Village in 2017 and Queen Village is where she has given her energy and is proud to call home.

📍: South Street Off Center, 407 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147


Originally published by Representative Mary Isaacson.
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