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,
For more information, contact Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki,
president, CCAC North Campus and West Hills Center, at 412.369.3611