We Salute Our Women Around Town for 2011

From authors to cabaret singers, from educators to TV newswomen, from fashion designers to auctioneers, the women we profiled in 2011 are an amazing group. From the year’s first Woman Around Town, Mia Galison, founder of eeBoo, a company that creates educational toys for children, to the year’s last Woman Around Town, Lydia Fenet, a senior vice president and benefit auctioneer at Christie’s, we were privileged to meet and write about accomplished women in New York and Washington D.C. We thank them all for sharing their stories with us and with our readers.

At the end of this year, we present them all in a slide show. Click on the first one to get started. If you missed someone’s story, go to the top of our opening page and type in her name, on either our New York or DC site.

These women defy stereotypes. They are all ages and nationalities, come from different backgrounds and work in many different professions. Some are famous, even household names. Others you may be meeting for the first time. But they all inspire us to set the bar higher, give a little more, and dare to dream.

We look forward to meeting and writing about other outstanding women in 2012. Know someone we should write about? Please let us know. You can email us at WATExplorer@gmail.com.

About Charlene Giannetti (816 Articles)
Charlene Giannetti, editor of Woman Around Town, is the recipient of seven awards from the New York Press Club for articles that have appeared on the website. A graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Charlene began her career working for a newspaper in Pennsylvania, then wrote for several publications in Washington covering environment and energy policy. In New York, she was an editor at Business Week magazine and her articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines including the New York Times. She is the author of 12 non-fiction books, eight for parents of young adolescents written with Margaret Sagarese, including "The Roller-Coaster Years," "Cliques," and "Boy Crazy." She and Margaret have been keynote speakers at many events and have appeared on the Today Show, CBS Morning, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and many others. Her new book, "The Plantations of Virginia," written with Jai Williams, was published by Globe Pequot Press in February, 2017. Charlene divides her time between homes in Manhattan and Alexandria, Virginia.