Angela Reynolds, Ph.D

Angela Reynolds, Ph.D

Chief Executive Officer, YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

Angela Reynolds, Ph.D, serves as Chief Executive Officer of YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh. YWCA aims to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace and justice in our region. She previously served as an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, as an instructor in statistics and housing policy, specifically affordable housing and fair housing. Prior to joining YWCA, she was Senior Director of United for Families and 2-1-1 at United Way of Southwestern PA. Dr. Reynolds is the 2020 ATHENA award recipient, Pittsburgh Smart 50 Class of 2020, member of the Board of Directors for Sustainable Pittsburgh and Highmark Western Region Advisory Board. Dr. Reynolds, a mother of four and caretaker for her mother, is an Associate Pastor of her church.

11:00 am - 11:50 am

Morning Panel Sessions, Part 2

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.