Take a look around you right now. Maybe there’s a crane or two that you can spot from your window, or a new apartment building that just opened its doors. After a few years of stagnation — much of it not the city’s fault — something feels different about Philly right now. ¶ Since last year’s Most Influential list came out, Philadelphians have won a Nobel Prize, four James Beard Awards, the National League pennant, and the National Football Conference. Our biotech scene is booming, massive infrastructure projects are on the table, we’re preparing to elect a brand-new mayor, and there’s just a crisp sense of — what’s that? — civic pride in the air. With that in mind, you’ll notice something a bit different about this year’s list: It’s bigger. Like, 50 percent bigger. Because in a city like Philly, where we take big swings, we found that even a list of 100 people wasn’t quite enough to distill the movers, shakers, power players and doers driving this burgeoning, vibrant region boldly into the future.
No. 144: Kadida Kenner
STOCK: Rising. The sole-employee-turned-CEO of the New Pennsylvania Project provided invaluable work pushing for voter accessibility in marginalized Philly zip codes. And as co-chair of Why Courts Matter, she avidly educates others on diversifying courts throughout the Commonwealth.
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