SWSG is proud to have two outstanding emerging leaders in the Strong Women, Strong Girls community! Yesterday at the 2012 Greater Pittsburgh ATHENA Awards luncheon, two longtime SWSG supporters, Christy Uffelman and Latasha Wilson-Batch, were honored as finalists for the ATHENA Young Professional Award. At the luncheon, Christy was named the ATHENA Young Professional of the year! This award honors a woman age 35 or under as an emerging leader in Greater Pittsburgh.
Christy Uffelman, Vice President of Employee and Organization Development at Mascaro Construction, joined the SWSG Pittsburgh Advisory Council in 2011 and is also joining the SWSG National Board of Directors this year. In just her first year on the Advisory Council, Christy worked to pilot and develop SWSG’s Strong Leaders program (read an interview with Christy about the philosophy of leadership coaching). She was specifically nominated for the Young Professional Award for her outstanding hard work on the Strong Leaders program.
Latasha Wilson-Batch, along with Pittsburgh Advisory Council Member Charlie Batch, has actively supported SWSG for five years. Latasha, as Executive Director of the Best of the Batch Foundation, has provided both financial and programmatic support for SWSG as a member of the Pittsburgh Advisory Council. The Best of the Batch Foundation office is one of 26 Pittsburgh-area SWSG program sites, and it fills a unique niche as a site for 5th-grade girls from two elementary schools in the Steel Valley School District. In all of her work, both with SWSG and the Best of the Batch Foundation, Latasha displays an unending commitment to helping girls, women, and youth throughout Pittsburgh.
SWSG also wants to congratulate Kim Berkeley Clark, who was recognized with the 2012 ATHENA Award, given to a women who “demonstrate excellence in their profession, contribute to their community and help other women to succeed through mentorship.” In 2011, SWSG Founder Lindsay Hyde served as the keynote speaker at the ATHENA Awards.
Congratulations, Christy and Latasha, and thank you for all you do for Strong Women, Strong Girls and Pittsburgh!
View photos of the 2012 Greater Pittsburgh ATHENA Awards.