Date And Time

Thursday, November 21, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST


5900 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206


6 - 6:30pm | Registration and networking
6:30 – 7:15pm | Keynote speaker + program
7:15 – 8:20pm | Speed mentoring event
8:20 – 8:30pm | Closing thoughts and final networking

You are invited to join us on Thursday, November 21, 2019 for a speed mentoring event with a prestigious panel of executives.

The event’s keynote speaker is Jennifer Wagner, Managing Director, Global Head of Client Support, BNY Mellon Treasury Services.

This event is designed to maximize leadership development through mentoring. You’ll be given an opportunity to spend 7 minutes with as many as 5 different Pittsburgh technology executives to introduce yourself, tell them about your career aspirations and learn about their career story.

The full evening includes a photo booth, hot appetizers from Duolingo’s kitchen and plenty of time to network with other Pittsburgh technology professionals.

RedChairPGH is a network of women and men who are committed to creating gender balance in the Pittsburgh technology professions. We believe diverse teams increase innovation, opportunity and organizational results. We equip women with a community, tools and resources to start strong, thrive and advance their careers. And, we equip organizations with the tools and resources needed to attract, grow and retain female technical talent.


Event Sponsor | ThermoFisher Scientific
Photo booth and Program Sponsors | BNYMellon, Oracle and PPG
Networking Reception | Pitt School of Computing and Information

thermo fisher scientific
redtree logo
ppg logo
unv of pitt
bny mellon logo
oracle logo
fivestar logo
workscape logo


Childcare will be provided during the event through a partnership with Flexable. Flexable provides on-demand childcare with a team of fully trained and 6-point certified caregivers that arrive on-site with age-appropriate activities and safety equipment. Visit to learn more! You must pre-register your children to receive free childcare!

Scholarship Winners

Altman, Amy, Westinghouse - Cyber Security Technical Lead, EDGE

Brunner, Erika, UPMC - Enterprise Tech Svcs Integration Lead, EDGE

Fenk, Sunnie, Premier Inc. - Sr Project Manager, EDGE

Kirstein, Darah, BNY Mellon - Technology Project Manager, EDGE

Ozdinec, Jennifer, BNY Mellon - Senior Project Manager, CEO

Palcho, Jill, PPG - Project Management Consultant, CEO

Paunovich, Tawni, ATI Metals - IT Manager, EDGE

Sahadeven, Selvapriya, UPMC - Systems Analyst - Intermediate, DDI

Slater, Cheroc, Landis - Sr IT Project Manager, EDGE

Smith, Valerie, American Eagle - Linux Sys E, DDI

Smith, Carrie, PPG - IT Business Analyst, DDI

Tamburo, Erica, UPMC - PA Lead, EDGE

Vietmeier, Julie, Bayer - Digital Health - Global Ecosystem Coordinator, CEO

Viswalingam, Sneha, Zoll Lifevest - Web Test Automation Engineer, EDGE

Wolfe, Julianne, PPG - Project Management Consultant, DDI


diane anderson
Global Director of IT, PPG
Owner & President, CornerStone Consulting Group, Inc.
ed brady
CIO, Matthews International Corp
babs carryer
Director of the Big Idea Center, Unv. Pittsburgh
harvette dixon
Owner/President, Harvette & Associates, LLC
audrey dunning
CEO, AMP Growth Advisors, LLC
kelly fetick
President & Founder, Landis Consulting Group
aaron fetterman
Senior Software Engineer, Amazon
eileen forrester
CEO, Forrester Leadership Group
gail gloeckl
Manager of Bus. Dev. & Community Relations, Plus Consulting
kim harrigal
Software Development Manager, Int Tech, Amazon
anupama jain
Executive Director, Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission
dayna martin
Director, Information Technology, Fisher Healthcare
michele mcgough
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, solutions4networks
john miller
Founder & CIO, Real-CIO Consulting
leona mitchell
Founding Director, Professional Institute at SCI
Machine Learning Scientist, Amazon Alexa
Professor of Electrical Engineering & Public Policy, CMU
julie prough
Director of Enterprise Data Quality, UPMC
Staff Associate to the CIO, UPMC
barbara vankirk
President and Founder, IQ Inc.
ellen wieckowski
VP and CIO, Robert Morris Unv