100 Women We Love 2012

Drum roll, please! We’re excited to present this year’s 100 Women We Love—our most diverse group of out entertainers, artists, athletes, activists, business principals and elected officials yet. Each of these women is a superstar in her own right. Their achievements and contributions shape our lives —and elevate us in the eyes of the world . They’re working to raise LGBT awareness, increase our visibility and quicken our progress toward a just society.

We are extremely proud to present the class of 2012. There are no rankings or numbers. They are all leaders.

Sara Bacon
Innovative entrepreneur Sara Bacon is the founder of not one but two Brooklyn-based businesses. In 2004, Bacon launched Command C Design, a boutique web design and development studio. Then last year, she opened Greenpoint Coworking, a shared workspace for independent workers. A selfdescribed “design nerd” who is “all about entrepreneurialism,” Bacon followed her own path, strategizing ways she could turn her skill set into a profitable enterprise. Her motto is work hard, play hard, stay true. An intelligent risk-taker with a creative eye, Bacon is living proof that her motto is a formula for success. Above all, she believes in being authentic. “I think transparency is key,” she says. “In my experience the universe is pretty responsive—the more authentic you are, the more authenticity you attract. Staying committed to that idea seems to have helped maintain a loyal customer base and attract the kind of businesses I want to be working with—creative, innovative businesses run by good people doing good work.”