Women in Business & IT panel discussion to be held at CCAC North Campus on Tuesday, March 6

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH-A panel discussion by women leaders in business and technology will be held at CCAC North Campus on Tuesday, March 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in North Campus Room 3002. The panelists will discuss what women working in the field should know-specifically, how to manage obstacles with positivity and creativity, how the field is expected to evolve and how to prepare for those changes.

The panel moderator will be Audrey Russo, president and CEO, Pittsburgh Technology Council. Featured panelists include: Neysha Arcelay, founder and president, Precixa; Kiran Cherlakola, software developer, Kultera; Tonya Ford, assistant vice president, Rhino Security Services; Jo Ann Hunter, professor, Business and department chair, Business Technologies, CCAC North Campus; Erica Peterson, founder and CEO, Moms Can: Code; Laura Petrillo, client relationship consultant, Management Science Associates, Inc.; and Michelle Pirtle, special agent, FBI.

The panel discussion is presented by the CCAC Women's Empowerment Summit, which is being underwritten by the Eden Hall Foundation. A series of Women's Empowerment Summit events are being held at all CCAC campuses and will culminate in a free conference designed to enhance the leadership and personal and professional potential of women. "What Does it Mean to 'Lean In?'" is the theme of this year's inaugural conference, which will be held at the Foerster Student Services Center on Allegheny Campus on Friday, April 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Women in Business & IT panel discussion is free and open to the public and the media, including still/video cameras. Light refreshments will be served.

CCAC North Campus is located at 8701 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

For more information, contact Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki, president, CCAC North Campus and West Hills Center, at 412.369.3611 or gmullinsawicki@ccac.edu.

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