Tag: Diversity

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Lifestyle

Style Week to change Pittsburgh’s fashion scene

(Style Week Photos/Michael Edwards) by Rebecca NuttallCourier Staff WriterA pop-up fashion photo shoot in Downtown Pittsburgh last week marked the coming of Style Week Pittsburgh, a first of its kind event spanning five days in August. Like the event itself, the photo shoot, which took place at Downtown landmarks like Market Square and the PPG Place fountain, showcased some of the city’s uncelebrated beauty.

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Business

Boler-Davis named to GM global senior VP position

Alicia Boler-Davis (NNPA)—Alicia Boler-Davis was named by General Motors as senior vice president of global quality and global customer experience, the company announced Friday. Boler-Davis, who has held various engineering and manufacturing leadership positions for GM, managed the customer experience division nationally for the company before her recent appointment.

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Metro

YWCA showcases achievers at 31st Annual ‘Tribute to Women’

TRIBUTE TO WOMEN—Honorees from left, sitting: Linda Lane, Debra Todd, Peggy Harris and Betsy Benson. Standing, from left: Candi Castleberry-Singleton, Cathy Raphael and Alka Patel. (Photos by J.L. Martello) Last year, more women received doctoral degrees than men and there were more women enrolled in college than men. Today, women-owned businesses are the fastest growing segment of the United States economy.

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Metro

UPMC lone corporation to make diversity commitment. Initiative asks others to get on board

MARSHA JONES, CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER AT PNC At a press conference on May 23, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald joined community and corporate leaders to announce a new initiative to increase economic opportunities for minorities in Pittsburgh. The initiative will specifically target the African-American population, which exhibits the greatest disparities in employment and wealth in the Pittsburgh region.

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National

Justices more diverse than lawyers before court

In this Jan. 17, 1966, photo then Solicitor Gen. Thurgood Marshall, right, Attorney Gen. Nicholas Katzenbach and Asst. Attorney Gen. John Doar arrive at the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the legality of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. (AP Photo, File) by Mark Sherman WASHINGTON (AP) — In roughly 75 hours of arguments at the Supreme Court since October, only one African-American lawyer appeared before the justices, and for just over 11 minutes.

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Sports

MLB forms diversity committee, Black players focus

BREAKING THE BARRIER–In this April 15, 1947 file photo, from left, Brooklyn Dodgers baseball players John Jorgensen, Pee Wee Reese, Ed Stanky and Jackie Robinson pose at Ebbets Field in New York. (AP Photo, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has created a task force that will study how to increase diversity in the game, especially among Black players.