2019 REI Summit Agenda


We are looking forward to having you join us for the upcoming 2019 Regional Economic Inclusion Summit!

Talent Attraction

As an economic development organization focused on the region’s talent needs, Vibrant Pittsburgh works with Member organizations to organize diverse talent attraction strategies through coordinated and collaborative activities with our region’s employers, colleges and universities. These activities are designed to increase the flow of diverse talent pursuing and securing job opportunities in the Pittsburgh region. Strategies have included Pittsburgh themed events at National Conventions and Career Expos across the country, exhibits at cultural festivals, virtual diversity career fairs, partnerships and collaborations with the Pittsburgh region’s diverse professional, civic and student organizations and much more. To learn more contact Patricia Bucek, National Director of Marketing and Talent Attraction.



2019 ERG/BRG Nominations

 Employee/Business Resource Group (ERG/BRG) Awards at Regional Economic Inclusion Summit on Monday, September 25, 2019.

Connection Accelerator: Program Overview

The Connection Accelerator program helps diverse talent thrive in the Pittsburgh region through mentorships, grant funding, leadership opportunities, and a variety of social and networking events.

PGH Newcomer Connect

PGHNewcomerConnect engages newcomers early to introduce and connect them to others in the region while participating in a variety of social, mentoring, and networking activities. 

Vibrant Book Salons

Vibrant Book Salons are community book discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Vibrant Voices

Vibrant Voices provides a forum for enriching conversations with people who are making a difference in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and equity in the Pittsburgh region and beyond.

Connection Accelerator Mentorship Program

A mentorship program connecting diverse college students to area business professionals who serve as mentors. The goal of this initiative is to connect students with the business and social community, thereby decreasing the rate of outward migration following graduation.

Pittsburgh Regional EBRG Council

 A convening of the leaders and sponsors of our member's Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs). While many of the educational opportunities we host are open to the public, Council participation is limited to member organizations only.

Next Generation Council

Vibrant Pittsburgh's Next Generation Council engages "next generation leaders" to provide leadership in retaining diverse professionals in the region.

Mini Grants

Mini Grants support diverse communities in the Pittsburgh region through funding for a variety of projects, events and collaborations.