2021 Sit With Me Annual RedChair Event Recap

This year’s Sit With Me event was unlike any other.  Creativity in the Midst of Uncertainty featured 6 different mini-workshop sessions designed to spark creativity.  Attendees moved in small groups from one experience to the next, giving them plenty of time to connect and get to know one another.  We are convinced that many new meaningful connections were made!

RedChair Board

Our board members had a few things to say about the event.

Julia Poepping

In planning this event we felt it was so important to gather our community and amp up the FUN factor!  It was a blast to see how much everyone enjoyed the 360 Video booth from ELF Entertainment and the light-up name tags we made with Evelyn from AssemblePgh. On a more serious note, we had help in becoming our best selves – Holly from Brave Women Project guided us through vision boards and Rachael from Back in the Game helped us with our morning affirmations – inspiration we all need after months of uncertainty.  CGI was a fabulous host!

Tami Licht

It was great to be in person again! Networking with colleagues within the STEM community of Pittsburgh was incredibly rewarding and enjoyable.

Photos from event

All of the videos can be found and downloaded HERE: 11/18/21 Red Chair PGH Event Files

Our Speakers

We were thrilled to feature unique experiences with the following amazing women!

Holly Joy McIlwain, M.S – Brave Women Project

Holly Joy McIlwain from the Brave Women Project, a powerful network of professional women supporting each other, existing in kindness, generosity, and encouragement – Holly shared her thoughts on the event below.

If there was ever a moment to see the power of brave women doing big things, it was “Sit With Me 2021”- Creativity in the Midst of Uncertainty requires bravery, and this was demonstrated by the impressive group of women in tech and allies present.  I was proud to represent Brave Women Project in our interactive storytelling session, learning about the big things the attendees have in their history that helps them to be brave about the future. Sit with me, anytime.

Brave Women Project, www.bwp.life
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Evelyn Glaz – Assemble Pittsburgh

Evelyn Glaze with AssemblePgh, a nonprofit organization and community space for arts and technology education

Rachael Popcak – Back in the Game

Rachael Popcak with Back in the Game, a sports performance program designed to help athletes develop the mental skills necessary to take their game to the next level.

Sit With Me 2021 was an incredibly inspiring event. To join in conversation with such a diverse group–personally and professionally–was an experience that I will always treasure. I’m very grateful to have gotten to represent Back In The Game and empower the Sit With Me attendees in finding their unique strengths in order to help them be creative amidst uncertainty.

Rachael Isaac, LCSW, CPT
Back In The Game

Our Sponsors

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