On February 25, 2020, the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, in partnership with IUP Women’s and Gender Studies, hosted Sabrina Saunders Mosby as the Eberly Women’s Leadership Program spring speaker.
Sabrina currently serves as president and CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh, a nonprofit economic development organization that seeks to address one of the greatest challenges facing the Pittsburgh region, its aging population and workforce, by providing leadership to accelerate the growth rate of diverse workers in the region.
Prior to this position, she also served as CEO of CORO Pittsburgh. Sabrina’s vast experience working in nonprofits and governmental positions has helped her gain the necessary skills to lead these two outstanding organizations.
“Sabrina shared her inspirational journey to success through personal stories and advice for the students. I left feeling confident that we, as women, can achieve anything we put our minds to, and helping peers grow with you is so important throughout your professional journey,” said Emily Kostelnik, a junior marketing major.
Political science major Kimberly Anderson reflected, “Sabrina is a wonderful speaker. She really did a great job of keeping us engaged in the story she had to tell. It was inspiring to see yet another black woman in a leadership role. She has inspired me to work as hard as possible and to make as many connections as I can to get a head start in the working world.”
Cynthia Strittmatter, associate dean for the Eberly College, oversees the women in business program. “It was a pleasure to have Sabrina serve as our keynote. Sabrina was a graduate of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education,” said Strittmatter. “She shared her journey from growing up in Pittsburgh to returning to Pittsburgh. She told the students that the number one concern of key employers in the Pittsburgh region was finding good talent. Her descriptions of individuals who have mentored and championed her throughout her career were heartfelt and informative for students who were preparing to enter the workforce. The messages Sabrina shared regarding inclusivity was powerful, and I am confident that all program participants will remember this presentation and Sabrina’s advice.”
Rebecca Shellenbarger, a senior finance major, serves as the student coordinator for the program and handled the logistics and coordination for this spring event.
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