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Women in Green Breakfast: Leading a Regenerative Future

May 18, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am EDT


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Green Building Alliance and our friends are delighted to invite you to our inaugural Women in Green breakfast. We will celebrate achievements of our sisters in sustainability, focusing on what women in our region are doing now to combat climate change and create sustainable communities in their lives and work.

This energizing morning will combine inspiring stories with candid panel discussions and facilitated table conversations while we enjoy breakfast together in the National Aviary’s Rose Garden. People of all backgrounds, genders, and professional disciplines are invited to join us.

Inspired by the many celebrations of women throughout the U.S. Green Building Council network, we hope to support the contributions that women, femme, and non-binary individuals are making toward a regenerative future.

We are delighted to present Align Leadership’s Christy Uffelman as our keynote speaker as well as the following panelists:

  • Karen Abrams (The Heinz Endowments)
  • Olivia Benson (Women & Girls Foundation)
  • Caren Glotfelty (Allegheny County Parks Foundation)
  • Nicole Muise-Kielkucki (Idea Foundry)
  • Dr. Joylette Portlock (Communitopia)

About our Keynote Speaker

Christy Uffelman has facilitated peer learning and coached leaders for nearly 15 years, helping them align talent strategy with business strategy. Ms. Uffelman launched the east coast office of Align Leadership in 2013 and current serves as President. Her work is focused on women’s leadership development and Millennial initiatives. These efforts assist organizations like FedEx Ground and PNC, who are engaged in retaining and developing their emerging talent pipeline. Additionally, she facilitates all-male cohorts with the purpose of developing more inclusive leaders at work and at home.

A sought after national speaker in the field of Millennial development and Women’s Leadership, Ms. Uffelman was quoted in the scholarly book When Millennials Rule: The Reshaping of America. Her passion for Millennial development and her work to ignite and motivate women in male-dominated industries, has inspired several research projects including the 2015 white paper, Women Leaders across Generations.

Ms. Uffelman was awarded the ATHENA Young Professional Recipient and the YWCA Young Leader of the Year in 2012 and a Woman of Distinction in 2014. In 2016, Ms. Uffelman was recognized by Smart Business Magazine as one of Pittsburgh’s “50 Smartest Executives”, received the inaugural Spirit of Enterprise Young Professional of the Year award from Junior Achievement and was identified by Pittsburgh Magazine as a 40 Under 40 Honoree. Ms. Uffelman gives back to her community by serving as the Chair of 2020 Women on Boards, a national nonprofit committed to increasing the percentage of female talent on Fortune 1000 boards of directors. Through 2020 WOB, helps to build the skills of C-Suite women in preparation of for-profit board service.


Special Notes

To make this event as accessible as possible, we are pleased to offer a discounted rate for nonprofit and public employees. We also have a limited number of partial scholarships available. Please contact Leslie if you would like to be considered for scholarship assistance. If you would like to help contribute to these scholarships, a Donation option is available in addition to your registration.

Please note that registration for this event will close in advance and that we cannot accept walk-ins. Please register in advance to reserve your seat!


Thank you very much to our event sponsors:



Interested in sponsoring the Women in Green Breakfast? Contact Ryan Walsh or call 412-773-6017 to learn about remaining opportunities.

Thank you to our Women in Green Host Committee members (to date):

  • Kathy Buechel, Benter Foundation
  • Doris Carson Williams, African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania
  • Rebecca Flora, ReMake Group
  • Gina Johnson, Sustainable Pittsburgh
  • Jana Lake, 3R Building Sustainability
  • Vivian Loftness, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Rebecca Lucore, Covestro
  • Christine Mondor, evolveEA
  • Peggy Outon, Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management
  • Demeshia Seals, DRS Consultants
  • Nikole Sheaffer, Environmental Charter School
  • Celeste Smith, Pittsburgh Foundation
  • Wendy Staso, Huckestein Mechanical Services


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May 18, 2018
8:30 am - 10:30 am
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Leslie Montgomery


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The National Aviary
700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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(412) 323-7235