Thank you to all who attended the 2019 luncheon! We hope to see you again in 2020 on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 – mark your calendars now.
Please join us in welcoming the newest class of Leadership Development Initiative, LDI XXVI! This very talented group of young professionals will work closely with each other over the next 9 months as they enhance their skills and engage in community service.
Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. President and CEO, Aradhna M. Oliphant has received the prestigious Moe Coleman Award for Excellence in Community Service which honors our community’s greatest civic servants and recognizes those who have followed in his path. Fellow 2018 award recipients are Laura Ellsworth of Jones Day and Saleem Ghubril of The Pittsburgh Promise.
The Moe Coleman award creates a lasting tribute to the Institute of Politics’ founding director, for the substantial and enduring contributions he has made to the Southwestern Pennsylvania region in the areas of public policy and governance, education, health and human services, and human equity. The award also recognizes elected and non-elected community leaders who, by personal example and sustained generosity, have made a significant impact in the region.
Click here read more about the Coleman Award https://iop.pitt.edu/…/coleman-a…/2018-coleman-award-winners.
Please join us in welcoming the newest class of Leadership Pittsburgh, LP XXXV! These leaders are about to embark on a unique experience examining critical community issues over a ten-month long period while working to maximize the potential of the community.
Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. has announced new and returning members to its board of directors, each of which are beginning a three-year term.
The board members include: Rev. Glenn Grayson, pastor, Wesley Center AME Zion Church in Pittsburgh’s Hill District and founder, Center that CARES (Children/Adults Recreational and Educational Services); Ryan Helwig, senior vice president and executive director of the Customer Care Center, PNC Financial Services Group Inc.; Brian A. Lutes, president and CEO, Michael Baker International; Pete Mendes, principal, Mendes Consulting LLC, returning member; Angela Wheland, vice president, corporate communications, FedEx Ground; and Michael Zanic, managing partner, K&L Gates, returning member.
The 2018 30 Under 30 honorees were selected for their successful efforts to grow their organizations and for their contributions to the community. Join us for a fun time and network with these influential young professionals on Tuesday, August 28th at the Ace Hotel.
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.