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Pittsburgh Hosts Another Successful National Conversation on Board Diversity

“Excellence. Experience. Exposure. To reach the boardroom, all three are needed.” That was the central theme from yesterday’s program for The National Conversation on Board Diversity, an event of 2020 Women on Boards. Having heard personal stories and best practices from amazing and inspiring leaders, the truth of those words is more evident than ever. This is the third year that Christy Uffelman and …

Brad HemmingsPittsburgh Hosts Another Successful National Conversation on Board Diversity
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Bulls%!# or Truth

By Mary Shippy Bulls%!# or Truth “Bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.” – H. Frankfurt I was recently reading Brené Brown’s new book, Braving the Wilderness, and got stuck in the 5th chapter entitled, “Speak Truth to Bullshit. Be Civil.”  What I initially loved about this chapter was finding that there is a book called …

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David Motley and Christy Uffelman: Diversity lacking in Pittsburgh boardrooms

Diversity and inclusion matter at all levels of our economy. In corporate boardrooms, diversity of thought, experience and perspective among decision makers constructively challenges the status quo and creates better strategies for success in today’s complex, global economy. It’s clear that board diversity drives innovation, growth and long-term shareholder value as well. All of that goes right to the bottom …

Courtney DeruyDavid Motley and Christy Uffelman: Diversity lacking in Pittsburgh boardrooms
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An in-depth look at the EDGE Women’s Leadership Program

Tune in to TechVibe Radio for an in-depth look at the EDGE Women’s Leadership Program. Follow this link and look for the episodes titled EDGE. EDGE is the first women’s mentoring experience of its kind targeting mid-career professionals. We’ll talk about results of the first 2017 cohort with Align Leadership’s Christy Uffelman and the Pittsburgh Tech Council’s Justin Driscoll. We will also talk …

Courtney DeruyAn in-depth look at the EDGE Women’s Leadership Program
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A Leadership Lesson on the Beach

By Christine Watkins Davies As quickly as my toes hit the powdered sugar sand, I began to make a bee line for my favorite shelling spot. My family wanted to go swimming, but I had other plans.  I assured them I’d be back soon and began the walk to my kind of paradise.  Shell paradise. I walked barefoot after flinging …

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Christy Uffelman to Receive Honor from Alma Mater

Congratulations to one of Align Leadership’s wonderful and fearless leaders, Christy Uffelman, for the incredible honor of receiving the Our Lady of Sacred Heart (OLSH) Professional Excellence Award! This award honors an OLSH alumnus who has distinguished themselves in their profession. At Align, we all know how amazing Christy is – but it’s great to see others noticing as well! …

Brad HemmingsChristy Uffelman to Receive Honor from Alma Mater
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7 Inspiring People Talk About the Last Time They Failed and How They Bounced Back

I don’t know about you, but I find nothing more inspiring than personal stories of courage and overcoming adversity.  If you think celebrities don’t face difficulties themselves, have a look at 7 celebrities who have failed and bounced back.  Please tell me your personal stories of triumph in the face of long odds!   https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/12687-7-inspiring-people-talk-about-the-last-time-they-failed-and-how-they-bounced-back?   #AdversityIsOpportunityInDisguise

Brad Hemmings7 Inspiring People Talk About the Last Time They Failed and How They Bounced Back
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What Do We Mean When We Say “Toxic Masculinity?”

What Do We Mean When We Say “Toxic Masculinity?” Women aren’t the only ones who can and should have a support system. Can anyone else relate to this: What Do We Mean When We Say “Toxic Masculinity?”  Do you have any men in your life who might benefit from being encouraged to express their emotions a little more? I’m sure many women …

Brad HemmingsWhat Do We Mean When We Say “Toxic Masculinity?”
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Congratulations to 2017 PTC EDGE Cohort!

With every ending, there is a new beginning. Clearly I am not the first to express these ever-so-true words of wisdom, but they hold new meaning to me this week, as we have reached the culmination of our 2017 Pittsburgh Technology Council EDGE cohort. It is with equal parts sadness and joy that we gathered for a final time to …

Brad HemmingsCongratulations to 2017 PTC EDGE Cohort!
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Advocacy group launches coaching-focused awards for midcareer female professionals

Lydia Nuzum, Reporter. Pittsburgh Business Times   When Kimberly Zahler, a user experience designer in Bethel Park, was in graduate school studying digital design, she remembers feeling empowered by her professors and fellow students. But once she was out of school, something shifted — in the working world, Zahler ran headlong into the sexism that has long been a component of the technology …

Courtney DeruyAdvocacy group launches coaching-focused awards for midcareer female professionals