Women & Business October 2022

Wed. Oct 12, 2022 5:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
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Each quarter, Pittsburgh Magazine spotlights exceptional businesswomen within our pages and at our networking events. Join us for vibrant conversations with our four inspiring honorees and an exciting keynote speaker at our October Women & Business Awards presented by S&T Bank on October 12 at The Art Room.


  • Networking

  • Meet our Non-Profit Partner, Pressley Ridge

  • Hear from presenting sponsor, S&T Bank

  • Honoree Presentation:

    • Kelli A. McIntyre, CEO, Valley Points Family YMCA

    • Lee Ann W. Caliendo, Account Executive, UPMC Health Plan

    • Jan Receski, Founder & CEO, OnPar Now
      Raji Sankar, Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Choolaah Indian BBQ; Wholesome International

  • Keynote w/ Q&A: Olivia Benson, COO, The Forbes Funds 

    • Connect the Dots…how daydreaming can lead to greater clarity. Learn how to open your mind and get in touch with your creativity and intuition and catch the things that others may miss.

  • Closing Remarks

  • Continue networking!


Individual tickets: $40 
$20 benefitting our nonprofit partner, Pressley Ridge

Keynote Speaker: Olivia Benson, Chief Operating Officer, The Forbes Fund

Topic: Connect the Dots…how daydreaming can lead to greater clarity. Learn how to open your mind and get in touch with your creativity and intuition and catch the things that others may miss.

About Olivia: Olivia Benson is the Chief Operating Officer of The Forbes Funds. At The Forbes Funds, Olivia leads the implementation of the organization’s social impact goals – including program alignment to the Social Determinants of Health and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and the development of human centered and data trainings for community based partners. She also manages the organization’s largest funding portfolio, the Catalytic Community Cohorts (C3), designed to develop best practices for the nonprofit sector locally, nationally, and internationally through collaboration, identifying community-wide assets, and tracking key metrics.

She is the former Community Engagement Director for the Women and Girls Foundation (WGF). In this role, she worked to oversee WGF’s communications, membership program, volunteer projects, and all other external community engagement activities to ensure every girl can rise and every woman can soar. Prior to joining WGF, Olivia managed multi-million dollar smart city technology implementation programs for various cities throughout the country. Olivia has also worked as a deputy press secretary for US Congress, and in a number of management, press relations, and communications roles on political campaigns in Pennsylvania. From 2011 – 2013, Olivia served as the Director of Youth Policy for the City of Pittsburgh, leading the city’s education, employment, and civic engagement programs for thousands of students and young adults.

Who should go to this event? Women interested in business development, entrepreneurship and networking. Corporations, small businesses and nonprofits are all well-represented, which creates a warm and inviting place to meet new people. Many long-term business relationships have been formed in the 10-year history of these events. 

The reception is catered with a generous assortment of appetizers. The bar will serve complementary wine, beer and soft drinks. 

COVID-19 Safety

If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, or have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.


Presented by: S&T Bank
Beneficiary: Pressley Ridge 
Sponsored by: Chatham University's Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship, Erin Hart Insurance, UPMC Health Plan, Univerity of Pittsburgh's The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellance 


Questions? Please feel free to contact events cordinator, Caite Miller at cmiller@pittsburghmagazine.com.


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The Art Room 2010 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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