Carol Washington '90Life'sWork of Western PA

Chief Operating Officer

Carol Washington has served as the chief operating officer at Life'sWork of Western PA for the past two years in Pittsburgh. Life'sWork of Western PA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the quality of life of persons with disabilities and others with barriers to employment through productive employment opportunities. Washington manages a P&L of this $3-million social business venture, with an overall $6.4-million operating budget.

Washington previously served for 15 years as the executive director of the NorthShore Community Alliance in Pittsburgh, and as the corporate and student liaison at INROADS Pittsburgh. She began her career with Eckerd Drug as the regional HR manager in 1995.

Washington is a dynamic professional with more than 22 years of executive leadership experience and extensive background in strategic planning, board/community relations, fundraising, grant writing, and donor-based and special events planning. She received the 2013 Women of Excellence Award, sponsored by the New Pittsburgh Courier.

Washington received a BS in Business Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1990. She has a Career Architect Certification from INROADS INC./military experience, and served as a Specialist - 4 United States Army from 1987 to 1995.

Inducted spring 2017