Tribute to Women Leadership Awards held at the Westin Convention Center
June 2, 2014 12:00 AM
Debra Caplan, Sylvia Fields and Esther Barazzone.
Maggie Jensen and Kimberlee Evert.
Shakita Trigg and her father Darryl Trigg.
La'Tasha D. Mayes.
Lucille Prater-Holliday and Mary Kay Poppenberg.
By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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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