GC4W Women in Leadership

Patricia Assui Reed’s Boutique Sells Women-Owned Brands

By EMILI VESILIND The relaxed, breezy atmosphere of Patricia Assui Reed’s Matriark boutique in Sag Harbor, N.Y., could feel accidental—as though a stylish, jet-setting friend decided to open her Victorian home as a weekend shop filled with alluring fashion, jewelry, accessories, and home wares. But this easygoing ambience was thoughtfully orchestrated by Patricia Assui Reed, who, before moving to the Hamptons with her…

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Sophia Kianna Brings Climate Change Education to Middle East

BY ROSE MINUTAGLIO Just before taking a family trip to Iran seven years ago, Sophia Kianni’s middle school teacher stunned her with a statistic: By 2030, temperatures in the world’s warmest regions are expected to increase by more than twice the global average. When Kianni arrived in Tehran—where her aunts, uncles, and grandma all live—she got an even bigger surprise: Her family had…

How Renee Wootton is Smashing Stereotypes

By Women’s Agenda Renee Wootton dreamed of becoming a pilot her entire life. When she achieved that milestone, her next pursuit turned quickly into becoming an astronaut.  A proud Tharawal woman, Renee Wootton is passionate about aviation, as well as addressing climate change and encouraging more women into STEM careers; advocacy which led to her appointment as a Superstar of STEM in 2020. She’s…