Preparing African Americans For Executive Advancement

Discover how The Advanced Leadership Initiative is helping to build the pipeline of African American leadership in Pittsburgh. Learn about the Executive Leadership Academy and our partnership with Carnegie Mellon University. Be a part of our region’s diversity solution!

Why Now

Discover How We’re Building A Pipeline Of African American Leadership In Pittsburgh
  • The Advanced Leadership Initiative has a vision to dramatically improve the regional presence of African Americans in corporate and nonprofit leadership roles, helping to create a more diverse, inclusive and prosperous community.
  • To achieve this vision, The Advanced Leadership Initiative will support the development and implementation of an executive education program to build the pipeline of African American Leadership in the Pittsburgh region.
  • African Americans represent 24% of the population of Pittsburgh and 13% in Allegheny County, yet African Americans represent less than 1% of Executive Leadership – significantly disproportionate to our population.

Why Now

Discover How We’re Building A Pipeline Of African American Leadership In Pittsburgh
  • The Advanced Leadership Initiative has a vision to dramatically improve the regional presence of African Americans in corporate and nonprofit leadership roles, helping to create a more diverse, inclusive and prosperous community.
  • To achieve this vision, The Advanced Leadership Initiative will support the development and implementation of an executive education program to build the pipeline of African American Leadership in the Pittsburgh region.
  • African Americans represent 24% of the population of Pittsburgh and 13% in Allegheny County, yet African Americans represent less than 1% of Executive Leadership – significantly disproportionate to our population.

Our Approach

The Advance Leadership Initiative's real impact will occur with the integration of Academic, Community and Corporate partnerships. The initiative relies on the commitment and integration of all three for success.

Corporate

Engage and invest in high potential African American talent

Community

Cohort focus creates a peer network and greater sense of community

Academic

World-renowned academic partner Carnegie Mellon University

Presenting Sponsors

Through sponsorship these organizations demonstrate their commitment to a more diverse and prosperous Pittsburgh