17 April 2008 | New Hazlett Theater | 6:30 p.m.
What does it take to lead?
There are many kinds of leaders from all walks of life, but how does one define the qualities they all share? What inspires, what drives, what challenges someone, anyone, to become a leader?
What is the very essence of leadership?
The Essence of Leadership will ask a diverse group of leaders to reveal their drive, passion and goals to you, our audience. In addition, The Essence of Leadership event kicks off our new Leadership Salon Series, a set of smaller, more intimate events that we hope will both inspire new leaders and allow you to network with a group of local movers and shakers who have defined what it means to take a leadership role in their field or community.
Our speakers tonight include Mickey McManus, president and CEO of MAYA Design, a design consultancy and innovation lab dedicated to taming the complexity of technology products; Lindsay Hyde, the founder and executive director of Strong Women, Strong Girls, Inc., a Boston-based mentoring program that works to inspire young women to change the world; the Honorable John Fetterman, who came to Braddock in the 90s as an Americorps volunteer after completing his Harvard education, decided to stay, then, in 2005, ran for mayor and won; and Sala Udin who, during his 11 years as a member of Pittsburgh’s City Council became known as the voice for the underserved and disenfranchised and is now president and CEO of the Coro Center for Civic Leadership.