In My Shoes – Speakers Series

  • Union Trust Building
    501 Grant Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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The first session of the “In My Shoes” speakers series will focus on African Americans in Tech & Sports. This session will consist of two panels composed of African American industry leaders who will provide their personal stories of the obstacles they have faced during their journeys. Through conversation and reflection, our panelists will also share their opinions on solutions to remove these obstacles for those that will follow in their footsteps.


5pm: Networking and Refreshments

5:50pm: Opening Remarks

6pm: African Americans in Technology Panel

Jennifer Van Dam, Innovation Works | Ron Idoko, CampusGruv | Menelik Lewis, PNC | Carmelo Montalvo, Forest Devices, Inc.

Moderated by Derrick L. Maultsby Jr. , Consultant Gina Winstead (Pittsburgh Technology Council & WIT PGH)

7:15pm: African Americans in Sports Panel

Delvina Morrow, Pittsburgh Penguins | Dorin Dickerson, Former NFL Player | Todd Ramasar, Life Sports Media & Entertainment | Greg McGhee, Pro Football Player

Moderated by Ron G. Jones, Member

8:15pm: Closing Remarks