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Welcome

Hello,

It is my privilege to welcome you to the 2021 Regional Economic Inclusion Summit. This year’s theme is “More Than a Moment.” The Summit will include in-person Pre-Summit activities, as well as the full-day virtual summit on October 13, and conclude with an in-person Post-Summit 10th Anniversary Celebration that evening.

Building on the success of our 2019 summit featuring former Senior Advisor to the President of the United States, Valerie Jarrett, our annual event will include some amazing speakers. In addition, leading professionals will spearhead insightful talks and panel sessions as well as training workshops. These sessions/workshops will focus on a variety of topics and industries as we examine what is needed and what is next for advancing workplace inclusion.

The annual REI Summit continues to be the largest DEI convening in the Pittsburgh region; with over 300 in attendance in 2019, we expect significant growth in virtual attendance after the return of the event and the 2020 pandemic hiatus.

This year’s Summit has it all in one place: premier educational opportunities, advocacy, and knowledge-sharing. I invite all companies, professionals, and stakeholders committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion to attend and participate. See you there!

Sincerely,
Sabrina Saunders Mosby
President & CEO
Vibrant Pittsburgh

About

Vibrant Pittsburgh

Vibrant Pittsburgh is a nonprofit member organization that is focused on the economic development of the Pittsburgh region. We work to attract, retain, and elevate a diversity of talent to make our region a career destination of choice for people of color.

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Our Mission

Vibrant Pittsburgh’s mission is to build a thriving and inclusive Pittsburgh region by attracting, retaining, and elevating a diversity of talent.

Our Values

We believe that a diverse workforce is essential to the ongoing economic vitality of the Greater Pittsburgh region. We must attract, retain, elevate and educate people of all backgrounds and create an environment that is inclusive and welcoming. It is critical that the regional workforce be prepared for the job requirements of today and tomorrow, and that we attract qualified and diverse talent from across the country and around the globe.

Who We Are

As an economic development nonprofit that seeks to address one of the greatest challenges facing the Pittsburgh region, its aging population and workforce, Vibrant Pittsburgh provides leadership to accelerate the growth rate of diverse workers in the region. We do this in the following ways:
• Serve as the region’s central resource, spokesperson and convener on workforce diversity and inclusion issues.
• Amplify the efforts of members to monitor, measure, and meet diversity goals.
• Assess and compare DEI policies and practices throughout the region and offer recommendations to improve employer workplaces; and
• Cultivate experiences that are welcoming, engaging, and exciting for residents and newcomers of color.