The rise of a new generation of women running for office this year is sometimes likened to a wave, an abrupt reaction to the cultural moment in which we find ourselves. I prefer to see it as a larger shift in the seas.
Waves come and go, but I am hoping for something more permanent, a rising tide finally sweeping away ancient fears of powerful women and tired beliefs that female leaders subtract from men’s opportunities rather than add to the broader good.
As a woman who grew up in India’s strict patriarchy, and who despite that has often found herself frustrated by the gender bias that still exists in a supposedly more liberated America, I am deeply heartened by the current crop of women mobilizing for political action.
But there is a danger in viewing 2018 as yet another “year of the woman,” which seems to suggest a single moment of hopeful triumph in what really needs to be understood as a much longer struggle toward a healthier and better society for us all, regardless of our gender.
Join us in celebrating Aradhna Oliphant for being honored as one of Pittsburgh’s Outstanding CEO’s and Top Executives by the Pittsburgh Business Times. We are so proud! And congratulations to all of the other award winners – especially our alums, Susanne Cole and Sister Linda Yankoski!
Do you know someone under
30 years old who is amazing?
The Pittsburgh Business Times and Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. introduce the second year for the 30 Under 30 awards, honoring leaders in Pittsburgh’s business and nonprofit communities who are under 30 years old.
Winners are selected for their successful efforts to grow a business or nonprofit and for their contributions to the community and civic organizations. 30 Under 30 winners do not have to be owners, presidents or executive directors, but they must have shown to have had a significant impact on the growth and/or scope of the organization.
Nominees must be under 30 years old as of Aug. 1, 2018.
To nominate, fill out this simple form: http://bizj.us/1pjm7l
Watch this and learn more.
At the 2018 Champagne Luncheon, we announced our new partnership with the Pittsburgh Business Times — check out their article to learn more and see photos from the event: https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/01/09/leadership-perspectives-new-30-under-30.html
Thank you to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for their coverage of the 2018 Champagne Luncheon! To read the full story, visit here: http://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen/2018/01/15/Leadership-Pittsburgh-Inc-Champagne-Luncheon-Fairmont-Hotel/stories/201801150001?linkId=47054771
Thank you to Comcast NBCUniversal for being the presenting sponsor of the event! We #NeverWouldHave had such a great afternoon without your support.
We hope to see everyone at the Champagne Luncheon next year on January 8, 2019
Check out scenes from this most recent Champagne Luncheon. We hope to see you at next year’s event – mark your calendars now: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the Fairmont downtown