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Liz Dow
For the past twenty years, Liz Dow has been empowering professionals to lead a more purposeful life. As CEO of LEADERSHIP Philadelphia, she has crafted programs that increase professionals’ confidence, optimism, and generosity. Its signature projects focus on researching and teaching Connectors, and Paying it Forward. She earned an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA from Cornell University, and a Wharton Public Policy Fellowship at the White House. She has served on non-profit and corporate boards of directors and has received many civic awards, but the accomplishment that brings her the most joy occurred the year that her daughter was named senior class president at Cornell and her son was elected senior class president at Episcopal Academy. She is the author of Six Degrees of Connection and a frequent Op Ed writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Entries by Liz Dow

Hugh Jackman: Adamantium Claws, Heart of Gold

(11) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 10:45 AM

The rear view of Hugh Jackman's portrayal of Wolverine's character evokes audible sighs from the X-Men audience. That magnificent sight is, however, no surprise to anyone who saw Jackman's Tony Award-winning performance in The Boy from Oz. His maraca- and booty-shaking "Go to Rio" finale whipped the audience into a...

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Pragmatic Pastor Turned Postman to Help the Homeless

(2) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 5:57 PM

In the tiny town of Danby, Vermont, everyone flocks to the post office to hear what's going on. It's not about the mail -- it's where Danby goes to be Danby. It's where the social connective tissue thrives. It's where Philadelphia pastor Bill Golderer bonds with his father-in-law when the...

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Patients and Virtue

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 11:45 AM

After the surgeon informed loved ones that the patient did not survive, he slowly walked back to the brightly lit surgical suite to find a flurry of professionals cleaning the room, clicking off monitors, and removing tubes, tapes, blue sheets, and pads. He asked everyone to leave so that he...

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Raising a Romantic Son

(2) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 4:09 PM

It was one of those clear, crisp, February nights when the stars are shining bright, the snow looks blue and wonder is afoot. As my son and I stepped outside to stargaze, Geoffrey turned to hug me and said, "Happy Birthday Mom!" We spontaneously started to waltz clumsily across the...

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