Jessica Brooks Woods

Jessica Brooks Woods

CEO and Executive Director, Pittsburgh Business Group on Health

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.