Board of Directors

Susan Baida

Susan is Director for UPMC’s Center for Engagement and Inclusion where she positively impacts diverse and underrepresented communities. She serves on the board of the Women’s Center & Shelter of Pittsburgh and Casa San Jose, a nonprofit serving the Latino immigrant community in Pittsburgh.

Angela Blanton

As the VP of Finance and CFO for Carnegie Mellon University, Angela provides strategic leadership for the university’s business and finance functions. She serves on the Finance Committee of Strong Women, Strong Girls and the board of Fund for Advancement of Minorities Through Education.

Jayme Butcher Treasurer

Jayme is a Litigation Partner for Blank Rome where she helps clients with a wide variety of matters. She is a founding member of Pittsburgh’s “Alley to the Valley” and serves on the board of Allegheny County Bar Association’s Women in the Law Division

Laura Freedman President

As a partner and investment advisor at Southpointe Wealth Management of UBS, Laura specializes in executive financial planning and is a Certified Executive Coach. She co-founded PWA and serves on the board of St. Clair Hospital and is Board Chair of Strong Women Strong Girls.

Meredith Klein

As Brunner’s Director, PR + Brand Engagement, Meredith is a senior leader within the agency’s Channel Marketing group. Klein serves on the board of Strong Women, Strong Girls and is the immediate past President of PRSA Pittsburgh.

Danielle Parson

Danielle is the Senior Director of Community Affairs for Propel Schools where she ensures Propel maintains a healthy and collaborative relationship with the communities it serves. Parson is the founder of PWN and serves on the board of the Hazelwood Initiative.​

Stephanie Rideau Secretary

As a Director of Business Operations and Development at Comcast, Stephanie manages a team providing sales support, engineering, and operations for more than 100,000 customers. She is active in several ERGs and serves on the board of Allegheny Youth Development.

Our Team

Sara Banten
CMU
  
Margaret Brewster
THE PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES
ATHENA HOST COMMITTEE
Patti Bucek
VIBRANT PITTSBURGH
 
Jennifer Dodson
PPG
PPG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Danielle Erringer
COMCAST
WOMEN IN CABLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Colleen Fedor
MENTORING PARTNERSHIP
WOMEN IN SPORTS AND EVENTS
Nancy Furbee
FURBEE AND ASSOCIATES
WOMEN’S NON-PROFIT CEO LEADERSHIP FORUM
Candace Foster
U.S. STEEL
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT USA
Marita Garrett
ADMINTRINSIC
BOROUGH OF WILKINSBURG
Caitlin Green
THE PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES INC.
PA COALITION AGAINST RAPE
Gail Gloecki
PLUS CONSULTING
WELD
Kelly Hanna
FIELD OF PLAY MARKETING
WOMEN IN SPORTS AND EVENTS
Rachel Kopper
KNOPP BIOSCIENCES
WOMEN IN BIO
Andrea Krueger
PITTSBURGH TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL
 
Aleya Crable Jennings
GATESMAN, INC.
STRONG WOMEN STRONG GIRLS
Amy Luciow
COMCAST
 
Lee Ann Munger
CO-FOUNDER, PITTSBURGH WOMEN’S ALLIANCE
WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL OF THE UNITED WAY
Nicole Oshurak
MAGEE
 
Alka Patel
CMU
WOMEN IN LAW
Julia Poepping
COPASEC, LLC
REDCHAIR PITTSBURGH
Lynne Popash
CO-FOUNDER, PITTSBURGH WOMEN’S ALLIANCE
WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL OF THE UNITED WAY
Stephanie Rideau
COMCAST
STRONG WOMEN STRONG GIRLS
Lourdes Sanchez Ridge
PIETRGALLO GORDON ALFANO BOSICK & RASPANTI, LLP
 
Janel Skelley
ALLEGHENY CONFERENCE
ATHENA HOST COMMITTEE