2019 Pittsburgh Business Diversity Conference

  • 12 Sep 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Rivers Casino

WSBA is a supporting sponsor of this event. You must use this link to register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pittsburgh-business-diversity-conference-tickets-62845230777

Save 50% off ticket prices when you use the WSBA discount code: WSBA1

The Pittsburgh Business Diversity Conference & Job Fair, to be held September 12th, 2019 f
rom 8am - 4pm at Rivers Casino will offer meaningful learning and networking opportunities for business owners, HR personnel, culture stakeholders and job seekers alike.

The conference will 
be focusing on how diversity drives economic and social growth in our region and women in
tech, plus:

● Several prominent industry keynote speakers
● Panel discussions and breakout sessions
● Professional networking opportunities
● Business expo and showcase
● Job fair and on site interviews
● Lunch is also included

The big WHY: Diversity equates to both social and economic growth. If our region isn't moving forward socially, it’s not moving forward economically. Pittsburgh is at a pivotal juncture where potential for business growth is exponential!

Diversity is paramount in being able to capitalize on 
these opportunities. Businesses need a few basic things to grow.

Conference Schedule 

Intro Keynote/breakfast/registration  8:00

Breakout Session #1 9:45 (3 sessions to choose from) 

Breakout Session #2 11:00 (3 sessions to choose from) 

Lunch and Lendio Pitch event 12:00

Breakout Session #3 1:30 (3 sessions to choose from) 

Keynote 2:30 

Closing Remarks 3:45


Morning Intro Pancho and Adam  

Women in Tech Panel  

*Bofta Yimen Moderator 

Olga Pagoda KRNLS 

Erica Petersin Mom’s Can Code 

Alison Falk WIT 

Meesha Gerhart 

Neha Abraham 

Lendio Pitch Event 


  1. Bofta Yiman- Telling your story 

  2. Dave Loshelder- Leading for Diversity  

  3. Devin Halliday- diversity equals productivity

  4.  Adam- mastermind group 

  5.  Pancho - networking in the digital age 

  6. Networking Event 

Pittsburgh Minority Business Leaders Speak Panel 1:15 to 2:15 

Moderator: Susan Miller, WSBA Founder and President

Sal Acosta 

Kalunie Cook Black Tech Nation 

Rob Jones CulturNuetralNetwork 

Devin Haliday

Julia Poepping Red Chair

Monica Malik Penn Brewing


Keynote: Andrea W 

Closing Announcements

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