Thank you to all who attended the 2020 luncheon! We hope to see you again in 2021 on Friday, January 15, 2021 – mark your calendars now.
Thank you to Diana Nelson Jones for sharing her Big Table Pittsburgh experience in the Post Gazette. https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/diana-nelson-jones/2020/01/13/Walkabout-Big-Table-Leadership-Pittsburgh-Propel-Schools-Global-Links/stories/202001090160
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.
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.
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.