Chair, Pittsburgh’s Gender Equity Commission
Amanda Neatrour is the Chair of Pittsburgh’s Gender Equity Commission, and an inaugural member having served almost four years. Amanda is also a founder of the Commission’s Workforce Equity Committee, which works to highlight and support advocacy around pay equity, and policies and practices to address the gender wage gap and biased employment practices. This work within the commission has yielded a partnership between the City of Pittsburgh and the American Association of University Women to bring free salary negotiation training to Pittsburgh residents, centered on closing the gender wage gap. Amanda is a partner and a lead consultant with Enterchange Group LLC, bringing almost 10 years of workforce equity and development experience, and training facilitation to support the firm’s work to provide consulting, training, and companywide assessments to help organizations move toward and adopt a sustainable equity model. Amanda is a certified 200 hour Raja Yoga teacher through Yoga Roots on location, an anti-racist and trauma informed yoga teacher training program. She has a BM and an MM in classical voice performance from Howard University, and an MBA from Robert Morris University. Amanda is a wife and mom, and resides in Pittsburgh.
Gender Equity & Intersectionality: Improving Outcomes for Black Women in Pittsburgh In September of 2019, the City of Pittsburgh’s Gender Equity Commission released its report, Pittsburgh’s Inequality Across Gender and Race, illustrating the stark disparities in livability occurring in the Pittsburgh region, specifically noting that the City of Pittsburgh is one of the worst areas for black women to live and thrive. Two years later, many in the region ask, what has been done with this knowledge? This panel discussion will bring perspectives from the Gender Equity Commission, regional health institutions, and the nonprofit sector together for a conversation addressing the actions necessary to improve outcomes and eradicate disparities in our region.