The ATHENA Awards Program of Greater Pittsburgh recognizes exceptional women who demonstrate excellence in their profession, contribute to their community and help other women succeed through mentorship. At their October 2 awards luncheon, the 2017 ATHENA Young Professional Award was presented to Andréa Stanford, digital experience product manager at PNC Bank. This award recognizes a leader age 35 or younger who dedicates her time and talent to help other women and girls to thrive.
Employees at this financial-services company were thrilled when it increased its paid parental leave in 2016, giving birth moms 16 fully paid weeks off (up from seven) and providing eligible new dads and adoptive parents with six fully paid weeks off (up from one). While the policy was announced in June, the company made the leave retroactive from January, meaning that thousands of moms and dads suddenly got extra free time. “I was ecstatic,” recalls HR business partner and new mom Lisa Stepanic.
"I have made many unconventional career moves and highly recommend it," she said. "I am a believer that you should not stay in a job, environment or relationship if you are not happy. As the daughter of small-business owners, I learned that you have to make your own success, and it takes hard work and failures to get it right."-
Nicole Perkins, managing executive of Hawthorn, a family wealth business at PNC Financial.
Across asset management, investment banking, capital markets and cards, these finance executives stand out for their performance and for helping to create a path to parity for women in sectors that tend to be even more male-dominated than the banking industry.
Mary Callahan Erdoes, the chief executive of J.P. Morgan Asset Management, tops the Most Powerful Women in Finance ranking again this year. She keeps finding new frontiers to explore, as you'll read about in her profile.
America’s workforce has evolved since the nation celebrated its first Labor Day in 1894. Learn what skills tomorrow’s workers will need.
As Labor Day approaches, we take a closer look at the nation’s evolving workplace. The U.S. recently celebrated a 16-year low unemployment rate of 4.4 percent. Yet, employers are still looking to fill a record-breaking 6.2 million open jobs.
So with millions of job opportunities still available, where are the qualified workers? And what skills do workers need to compete for current and future employment?
Schools and non-profit organizations benefit from an office furniture redistribution program where company donations revitalize classrooms, reduce waste and help the environment.
Back to school time for many students often means new clothes and supplies. For the students and staff of the Monessen School District – a small, urban public school district south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – returning to school also means upgraded classrooms and facilities with new desks, chairs and bookcases.
Diversity and inclusion are essential to developing innovative business solutions and delivering the best service to PNC’s customers and community. PNC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion reaches beyond its organizational walls and extends into the communities where it conducts business.