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Global Philadelphia had the opportunity to speak with Judith von Seldeneck, who is being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Globy Awards. She is the Founder and Chair of Diversified Search Group, one of the top ten executive search firms in the nation.
November 28, 2022
By Andrew Beers The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, or GPHCC, has focused on supporting Hispanic businesses and professionals in the greater Philadelphia region since its establishment in 1990. GPHCC provides Latinx entrepreneurs resources, education, and opportunities that allow their businesses to grow and thrive. In 2016, Jennifer Rodriguez was instated as the new President and CEO of GPHCC, and she has been continuing the Chamber’s mission through her efforts with the organization. 
November 22, 2022
PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney today announced that Philadelphia’s Director of the Office of Sustainability Christine Knapp will leave City government at the end of August. Knapp has served as Director since January 2016, leading the City’s sustainability and climate action work. She previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Philadelphia Water Department beginning in September 2012. 
November 21, 2022
By Peter Crimmins The ceremonial groundbreaking for a new museum dedicated to the work of Alexander Calder was thwarted on Tuesday by the Philadelphia Water Department, which dominated the lot at 21st and the Parkway with an enormous blue water main pipe waiting to go into the ground. The Water Department has to reroute the water main to make way for the new museum, which will be largely underground.
November 21, 2022
By Andrew Beers
November 14, 2022
In November, representatives from government, businesses and civil society are gathering in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, for the 27th Conference of the Parties, COP27, amid growing urgency to tackle the climate crisis. The negotiations are expected to focus on the need to strengthen and implement climate pledges, significantly increase the flow of climate finance into projects on the ground, and address critical adaptation needs. 
November 14, 2022
For Haliya Al-Jalal, a mother of six in Al-Adn, Yemen, walking long distances to collect drinking water was a daily chore she shared with her family. “Fetching water from the stream caused us great hardship,” she said. “Many children dropped out of school to devote themselves to this task every day.” 
November 14, 2022