Date And Time

Thursday, November 19, 2020
5:45 PM – 7:30 PM EST




5:45 - 6:00 | Welcome
6:00 - 6:20 | Keynote speech
6:20 - 6:30 | Q & A
6:30 - 7:00 | Breakout Rooms
7:00 - 7:30 | Closing Thoughts


You are invited to join us on Thursday,  November 19, 2020 for an evening of learning, encouragement, and networking with an amazing lineup of women executives focused on diversity and inclusion for women in tech. The event's keynote speaker is Avis Yates Rivers, CEO of TCGi and board member of National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), and author of Necessary Inclusion: Embracing the Changing Faces of Technology.


Following Avis' address, you can attend one of the three breakouts:

  • Necessary Information - NCWIT : Dr. Catherine Ashcraft, NCWIT Director of Research discusses NCWIT's most recent research on women in technology.
  • Necessary Behaviors: Janet Crenshaw Smith, cofounder and President of Ivy Planning Group, discusses Microtriggers, the subtle behaviors, annoying phrases, and micro-inequities that can derail relationships.
  • Necessary Conversations - Sponsored by Adobe: Avis Yates Rivers leads a panel discussion about Necessary Lessons Learned on the Way to the Top with Debbie Guild, Chief Security Officer at PNC and Kathleen Lovett, VP eBusiness, Digital Operations and Portfolio Management at Thermo Fisher Scientific. The first 50 registrants to this breakout will receive a signed copy of Avis Yates Rivers' book Necessary Inclusion: Embracing the Changing Faces of Technology.

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 | Thermo Fisher Scientific
Keynote Sponsor | Adobe
Supporting Sponsor | Landis Consulting Group

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Childcare will be provided during the event through a partnership with Flexable. Flexable is a Pittsburgh based company that offers flexible childcare solutions and virtual babysitting nationwide. Visit to learn more. You must pre-register your children to receive free childcare!


Follow this link to register! See you on November 19th!