Tribute to Women Leadership Awards held at the Westin Convention Center


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What, When and Where: The Greater Pittsburgh YWCA's 32nd annual Tribute to Women Leadership Awards Thursday at the Westin Convention Center, Downtown.

All About the Cause: The YWCA seeks to strengthen community through the advancement of opportunities for all women as well as by eliminating racism.

Did you know: Women, on average, earn 77 cents for every dollar men make. There is even more disparity across racial lines, with African-American women making 69 cents to the dollar and Latino women making 60 cents.

Everyone was talking about ... financial literacy: "Because of the long-term impact of lower wages, many women do not have a retirement plan," said Maggie Jensen, CEO of the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh. "Many end up living on Social Security alone and, therefore, in poverty. Wage inequity is not a women's issue but an economic one."

#SEENHonorees: Allerton Lifetime Achievement award winner Mary Kay Poppenberg, plus Lisa Kuzma, Lucille Prater-Holliday, M.J. Tocci (posthumous), Kimberlee Evert, Shakita Trigg, and La'Tasha D. Mayes.

#SEEN among the 600 guests: Mayor Bill Peduto, Marsha Jones, WPXI's Peggy Finnegan, Debra Caplan, Sylvia Fields, Karen Watson, Rose Nolan, Ellen Sheppard, state Rep. Dan Frankel, Jeremy Resnick, Shauna Spencer and Candi Castleberry Singleton.


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