Rotary Club of Pittsburgh Speaker Series – ZOOM ACCESS only (24 Mar 2021)

Rotary Club of Pittsburgh Speaker Series – ZOOM ACCESS only (24 Mar 2021)

March 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Meeting ID: 759 5765 9067

Passcode: 568607

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Please join the members of WSBA at the Speaker Series

Join us in March as we continue to celebrate “International Women’s Month” with an unparalleled array of diverse top tier female professionals, who truly make a difference in our region. 

Meet Dr. Anupama Jain, PhD.
Executive Director – Gender Equity Commission

anupama jain

Dr. Anupama “Anu” Jain, Ph.D., is the inaugural Executive Director of Pittsburgh’s Gender Equity Commission.

In this role, Anu acts as a liaison between Commissioners, City Departments, and diverse local stakeholders. The mission of the Gender Equity Commission is to dismantle gender-based inequalities in the City of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the city anu spent more than a decade in as a professor in higher education. Anu is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and received her PhD. in Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

IN ADDITION, ANU IS Principal Consultant for Inclusant diversity & inclusion consulting. anu spent more than a decade in higher education conducting original research, teaching varied topics, and supporting equity initiatives.

Since 2012, Anu has made use of applied research and evidence-based strategies to offer cross-sector training. Inclusant has designed customized equity interventions for Chatham University, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, The Midwife Center, The Sprout Fund, and Drusky Entertainment, to name just a few. In 2017, Inclusant launched CREATING CONFLUENCE, an innovative public program focused on diversity leadership training.

My professional focus areas have been diversity, equity, and inclusion.
For a decade, I was a full-time college professor who taught courses in interdisciplinary subjects, worked on higher education diversity initiatives, and published original research, including a book-length study about the narrative of the American Dream as it impacts judgments about who belongs in the U.S.

In 2015, I became a small business owner when I founded the social enterprise Inclusant and began ‘teaching’ general audiences about race-ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and other types of differences. As principal consultant of Inclusant, I worked with 75+ local organizations to help them craft inclusion strategies suited to their particular needs.

As part of Inclusant’s work, I designed a new diversity leadership training series for the Pittsburgh region called “Creating Confluence,” in collaboration with the fantastic team of Lizzie Anderson (facilitator/therapist/activist), Leigh Solomon Pugliano (artist/social entrepreneur), and Monica Ruiz (Latinx community organizer).

In Fall of 2017, I pivoted to focus on translating my research and teaching experience into enabling transformative policy change, when I became the inaugural Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission in the Office of Mayor Peduto.“


12:15 – Begin ZOOM*

12:25 pm – Call to order and start of the meeting

12:35 pm – Program (Speaker)

1:10 pm – End of Program

Meeting access will also be emailed to all that RSVP.