Pittsburgh’s municipal boards need more women — this class is designed to get them.
Zoë Burch ’16 and Leah Propst ’16 studied leadership barriers encountered by Pittsburgh area women and conducted a diversity study of local municipal boards—thanks to a Carlow think-tank style class offered in conjunction with the YWCA’s Center for Race and Gender Equity. Their conclusion? “Even with information easily accessible online, women continue to be underrepresented,” says Propst.
Their new curriculum aims to make diversity and inclusion on these boards a priority. “These boards, authorities, and commissions are making decisions that affect everyone,” says Propst. “It is important that their memberships reflect the diversity of the communities they represent.”
This curriculum is being taught on September 22, 2016, from 5:30-8:00 PM, at the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, 305 Wood St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.