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January 25, 2021

Centering Women in Economic Recovery Efforts

Monday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Free

Join The Salon from January 25 – 29, 2021 for “Centering Women in Economic Recovery” to learn about the regional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce.


Centering Women in Economic Recovery is a free five-day lunchtime series with regional female thought leaders from organizations with deep expertise in policy, business, community, public sector, and education. Each day at noon, panelists will explore the regional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce and discuss the policies and actions needed to build a more female-forward infrastructure that supports equity for working women.

Featured Sessions

State & Federal Policy Response

Monday, January 25, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Heather Arnet, Women and Girls Foundation

Panelists include:

    • Megan Nestor, Fourth Economy
    • Carol Joyner, Family Values@Work
    • Claire Ewing-Nelson, National Women’s Law Center
    • Rochelle Jackson, Black Women’s Policy Agenda
    • Rosamaria Cristello, Latina Community Center

Private & Business Response

Tuesday, January 26, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Jessica Brooks, Pittsburgh Business Group on Health

Panelists include:

    • Sabrina Saunders, Vibrant Pittsburgh
    • Katherine Kellaman, Port Authority of Allegheny County
    • Carrie Riggle, First Commonwealth Bank
    • Anne Gargas, Torchlight

Government & Public Sector Response

Wednesday, January 27, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Anne Sekula, The Salon

Panelists include:

    • Anu Jain, City of Pittsburgh GEC / Workforce Equity Initiative
    • Moriah Hathaway, Pennsylvania Governor’s Commission on Women

Community & Nonprofit Response

Thursday, January 28, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Michelle Pagano Heck, Nonprofit Talent

Panelists include:

    • Angela Reynolds, YWCA
    • Bobbi Watt Greer, The United Way of Southwest PA
    • Tanya Volkes Mallory, Dress for Success
    • Michelle McMurray, The Pittsburgh Foundation

Child Care & K-12 Public Education Response

Friday, January 29, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Cara Cimminilo, Trying Together

Panelists include:

    • Heather Hopson, Single Mom Defined
    • Muffy Mendoza Brown, Brown Mommas
    • Megan Rose, Center for Women Pittsburgh


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January 25, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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