Highlights in the Region
Navigating today’s multi-cultural, multi-generational workplace can be challenging even for the most career savvy. Knowing who you are, and how you have come to hold the beliefs and values that you do is the first step in ensuring career success. We all have a multitude of personal and cultural dimensions that drive our worldviews and how we show up in the workplace. Understanding how your worldviews differ from others who come from different backgrounds and perspectives can enhance your cultural fluency and ultimately your ability to bring more of yourself to work in more productive and innovative ways.
Mary-Frances Winters, with over 30 years of experience in organizational management and diversity and inclusion will lead a highly engaging and interactive session that will invite you to enhance your self-awareness as well as network with others to better understand cultural similarities and differences.
The session will enable you to:
• Identify your cultural uniqueness and learn how to capitalize on it to achieve your career goals
• Explore how your cultural identity is different or similar from others and effective ways to bridge differences
• Network with your peers and business leaders to exchange perspectives and forge new relationships
Location: Duquesne University Power Center
600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Date: Wednesday, April 24th
Learn More About Mary-Frances Winters and the Inclusion Best Practices Series
Vibrant Pittsburgh is excited to announce that we are one of the proud sponsors of the Professional Diversity Network Career Fair. Join us on April 23rd, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center 2pm.- 6pm. You’ll have the opportunity to network with recruiters from Vibrant Pittsburgh member companies, Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc., Bayer Corporation, PNC Financial Services, Giant Eagle and UPMC.
This event is FREE and open to ALL candidates. Bring your resume. Come prepared to put your best foot forward! Be sure to update your resume and bring extra copies to the event. Visit employer websites in advance of the conference to educate yourself about available positions and submit applications.
Come and join us on April 29, 2014 Latino JOB FAIR!
7th Semi-Annual Diversity Latino at the Holiday Inn, Worthington- Ohio. More than 40 companies will be attending, please bring a copy of your resume.
PITTSBURGH – January 21, 2014 – In the spirit of cooperation and inclusion celebrated yesterday on Martin Luther King Day, Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Urban Affairs Foundation, of the Community Relations Council (CRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh announced the grant recipients for the 2014 Civic Inclusion & Engagement Fund, a joint venture of the two groups seeking to build and strengthen our region by supporting its diverse communities.
Each organization committed $25,000 to create a $50,000 pool to fund projects that increase civic engagement, improve quality of life and help strengthen our city and region. More than 80 organizations submitted proposals and the 12 funded projects were selected by community leaders.
Grants awarded will provide services to diverse populations encompassing African Americans, Latinos, LGBTQ communities, refugees and new immigrants, individuals with disabilities and faith-based community groups.
Unique collaborations were formed among grant recipients such as Just Harvest, the Latino Family Center, the Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh (BCAP) and One Woman Farm to increase awareness and expand the diversity of farmers’ market products for the region’s diverse communities. Two student organizations from the University of Pittsburgh, FORGE and Keep It Real, will implement the Pittsburgh Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment (PRYSE) academy providing academic skill-building and creative expression workshops to the city’s refugee youth. These collaborations illustrate how seemingly different groups can join together to develop innovative and creative ideas for reinforcing how Pittsburgh and Allegheny County is a model region for inclusion and collaboration.
For a full list of grant recipients, read the full Press Release here. For more information about the Mini Grants Initiative, please see here.
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, Pittsburgh is incredible!
Check out this article from the the Huffington Post on what Pittsburgh can teach the nation about living well.