November 2022
Midterm Results Issue

A Great Week For Democracy! 

Between election denialism, voter suppression laws being passed in some states, and the threat to individual rights — not to mention democracy itself — we’d be lying if we said we weren’t anxious about the midterm elections. But this week, we couldn’t be more proud to be Pennsylvanians! 


Party aside, voters showed up in impressive numbers across the state, and that’s what participating in democracy is all about. It was also encouraging to see voters in other states like Michigan, Vermont, and California stand up for a woman’s right to choose by backing ballot measures protecting abortion rights. 

The cherry on top? We made history by electing Summer Lee to the U.S. House of Representatives — the first Black Congresswoman in Pennsylvania history!


At the end of the day, we can all breathe a deep sigh of relief knowing that the midterms turned out to be a free, fair, safe, and civil election. As our elections should be. 


Thank you to all who volunteered at the polls or helped loved ones and neighbors register to vote or get to their polling place. No matter which party you support, it’s important that everyone exercises their right to vote to keep our democracy alive.  


Until next week,  

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December Book Circle!

✨ Mon, December 5 | 7-8 pm | In The Salon ✨

December Book Circle //
This month, we’re burying our noses in Fools In Love: Fresh Twists on Romantic Tales, edited by Amanda Herring Blake and Rebecca Podos. The anthology of short stories reimagines some of the most popular romantic tropes in a new, modern light. A fun and easy read, the book is perfect for the hectic holiday season — sit down for a short 20-minute reading session, and you’ll have already finished one story!

Join us to talk about critical themes and plot points, listen to others’ thoughts, and share our own impressions and opinions. No worries if you don’t finish the book or haven’t been part of the Book Circle until now — you can jump in at any time. Register here!

Become A Salon Member

The Salon is a place to dabble in the unknown. We provide an admittedly eclectic (but community-led!) range of programming. One week, it might be an academic discussing the gender pay gap. Next, it might be wine tasting and hipster puzzles. Indulge in new things with us! And if it makes you a bit nervous, that might be a good thing. Find out for yourself what we’re all about.

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Salon Events & Happenings 

Explore Salon-specific programming centered on topics, activities, and conversations that most appeal to and resonate with women and those that identify as women. 

Open Fridays 

Fri, November 11

9 am - 5 pm

In The Salon 

Break out of your routine and hang out at our HQ every Friday throughout the Fall. Spend an hour, an afternoon, or the whole day basking in the feel-good energy. Catch up with women and friends in The Salon community, take advantage of free coffee and a snack at Field Day, or bring your laptop for a change of scenery during your work day. If the mood hits, we may even make our way to the rooftop for a bird’s eye view of the changing leaves. No need for a day pass. All you have to do is show up. Curious about membership? Stop in on a Friday, it's a great way to check out our space and have a chat! Register here!

Parenting Adolescents Meet-Up

Mon, November 14
5:30-7 pm

In The Salon 


There's no two ways around it, parenting is complicated. So if you're looking for a group of supportive moms and mother figures who are also navigating the complex world of parenting, join us once a month for our Parenting Adolescents Meet-Up. Facilitated by Salon member Laura Jones we'll gather together to vent, laugh, cry, and be honest about your parenting struggles and successes, without judgment. Parenting isn’t easy, but our community is here for you. SERIES: November 14, December 12, January 16. Register here!

Member Coffee
Tues, November 15
9 - 10 am
In The Salon
Start your day with a pick-me-up and conversation. Drop in to The Salon on (most) Tuesday mornings to hang out with (and meet!) fellow Salon members, warm up with complimentary coffee or tea, and generally have a good time. It’s a great way to get a feel for The Salon and connect with local women. Oh, and don’t hesitate to bring a friend along. Open and free to all. Register here!

Potluck and Non-Alcoholic Beer Tasting
Thursday, November 17
6-8 pm
In The Salon

Join us for a pre-holiday Potluck with a twist. Hosted in collaboration with Mel Babitz, owner of the local non-alcoholic beverage shop The Open Road, we'll nosh on delicious eats, enjoy the company of fellow Pittsburgh women, learn about the booming booze-free beverage market, and top it off with a non-alcoholic beer-tasting! Bring a friend, bring a dish (or a snack), and pull up a seat at our table. We can’t wait to gather with you. Register here

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop

Tues, November 22

6-7:30 pm

@ Fox & Fleur


Create a beautiful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving table using fresh, seasonal flowers. The designers of Fox + Fleur will join us for the event to provide their expert knowledge and help us design stunning arrangements for your Thanksgiving table. Florals, supplies, and light refreshments provided. Register here!  

Charcuterie Wreaths with EZPZ Gatherings

Sat, December 10

4-5:30 pm


This year, wow your holiday party guests with an impressive charcuterie board wreath. Sarah, the owner of EZPZ Gatherings, will teach us the art of making a show-stopping, holiday-themed meat and cheese board so you can take your charcuterie board skills to the next level. Charcuterie supplies provided. Register here

Craft Cocktail Workshop
Thurs, December 15
6-8 pm
In The Salon 

Who says you need liquor to make a mean cocktail? Join The Salon and Mel Babitz, owner of the non-alcoholic beer, wine, and spirits shop The Open Road, for a mini mixology class minus the booze. We'll learn how to craft a scrumptious concoction, then send you home with all the details so you can make it for yourself to wind down after work or impress your friends at your next dinner party. Register here!


Congratulations to all the badass Pittsburgh women who participated in the NYC Marathon last weekend. 🏃‍♀️


A new woman-owned bakery has landed in Brentwood. ✨Spearheaded by the talented, 25-year-old baker Shamara Ray, Love Made Edible specializes in cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, and more. 🧁

Speaking of new digs, local self-taught chef Gretchen Helt recently opened the ghost kitchen, The Hungry Girl Cocina, in The Strip. 😋Featuring a Tex-Mex-inspired menu, order online then stop by to pick up your rice bowl, nacho kit, or nutritious meal to enjoy at home. 🌮

November 2022
Midterm Results Issue


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