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Brigitte Daniel of Wilco Electronic Systems awarded Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown’s ‘Next Generation of Leadership’

Daniel, 36, has been the public face of Wilco Electronic Systems, the Fort Washington-based cable operator that serves low income Philadelphians. The primary cable and internet provider for the Philadelphia Housing Authority's residences, Wilco's work is focused on closing the region's digital divide.

Brigitte Daniel, executive vice president of Wilco Electronic Systems, will be among the  ten women honored tomorrow as part of the Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown‘s sixth annual 2013 Next Generation of Leadership awards ceremony.

Held at City Hall, the event honors women between the ages of 25 and 39 who have “made a difference in their chosen field,” according to a release.

Daniel, 36, has been the public face of Wilco Electronic Systems, the Fort Washington-based cable operator that her father founded and now primarily serves resident of the Philadelphia Housing Authority. That impact on low income Philadelphians makes Wilco’s work focused on closing the region’s digital divide. It also recently launched Knick Knack Learning, a spinoff edtech company that provides low-cost tablets with STEM content for students and was recently accepted into GoodCompany Group‘s summer accelerator.

Read a 2011 Technically Philly Q&A with Daniel here.

At last year’s ceremony, Desiree Peterkin Bell, Mayor Michael Nutter‘s then-communications director known for getting the mayor on Twitter, gave the keynote, the Philadelphia Tribune reported. Fellow woman in tech Heather Blakeslee, deputy executive director of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, was also honored at the ceremony.

The full list of 2013 honorees is below:

  • Lorena E. Ahumada, Associate, Kleinbard Bell & Brecker LLP
  • Shana Booker, Marketing Manager, The Philadelphia 76ers
  • Kristol Bryant, Chef de Cuisine, XIX Restaurant, The Hyatt at The Bellevue.
  • Anjali Chainani, Director of Legislation and Special Events, 3rd District Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell
  • Brigitte Daniel, Executive Vice President, Wilco Electronic Systems, Inc.
  • Oshunbumi Fernandez, CEO, ODUNDE, Inc.
  • Lindsey Glasgow, Project Engineer, Skanska USA
  • Stephanie Kosta , Esq., Partner, Duane Morris LLP
  • Rasheedah Phillips, Esq., Staff Attorney, Community Legal Services
  • YingYing Shang , Teen Advisor to the United Nations Foundation campaign Girl Up; Girl Advisor to the Board of Directors at Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and writes for the Huffington Post on behalf of women’s and minority rights.
Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technically Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.