The glass ceiling at Philadelphia’s tony Union League has finally been shattered.
The 148-year-old exclusive social club is inducting its first female president at a lunchtime ceremony today. Businesswoman Joan Carter will take office on Jan. 1.
Founded in 1862 to support the Union and policies of President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War,
the League today is a hub for hobnobbing, power lunching, political fundraising, and debutante balling.
Carter was among the first women admitted in 1986.