Pam Eichenbaum is business development associate at Innovation Works. She supports fundraising activities from foundations, government entities and corporations — all set on spurring growth of the region’s economy. In addition to her role with Innovation Works, she serves as part of the Repair the World Advisory Committee, Social Venture Partners Pittsburgh, Adele’s Circle of Women at the University of Maryland, and Gateway Committee of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition. We talked to Pam about Pittsburgh's startup ecosystem and what makes it special to her.
Evelyn Castillo is the owner and creative director of Sterling Events (even though she has a degree in biology!). She's on the board of the Pittsburgh chapter of ILEA, and is a trustee for Awesome Pittsburgh, which awards microgrants to "forward the interest of awesome in the universe." She talked to us about planning events for nonprofits and what's on the horizon for Awesome Pittsburgh.
For our first anniversary episode, we've invited back one of our first and most entertaining guests, the one and only sarah huny young. We got the latest on her American Woman photo project, which has taken her to New Orleans, Atlanta and Chicago.
Thanks for listening to the podcast over the past 12 months. We've got more to come, so stay tuned!
Raji Sankar is the co-founder of Choolaah, a new Indian restaurant in Pittsburgh's East Liberty neighborhood.
She co-founded restaurant development company Wholesome International in 2004, co-founded and sold a technology company, co-founded a media company, and held leadership positions in technology and media companies in Pittsburgh. She has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University
We talked to Raji about Choolaah, what Indian fast-casual food looks like, and how the restaurant industry has evolved.
The inventor of the Pittsburgh Fish Fry Map, Hollen Barmer is a bit of a local celebrity in Pittsburgh. She talked with us about the tradition of fish frys and her work in STEAM at Carnegie Mellon University.
A longtime presence on Pittsburgh’s social media scene, Ginny decided recently to step away from Twitter. We had a really thoughtful discussion with her about social media's good and bad sides to close out our podcast's first year.
Sara Innamorato, owner of Innamo Co. is the cofounder of She Runs Southwestern Pa., one of many organizations focused on getting more women to run for office. Pennsylvania ranks 40th when it comes to female representation in government.
She talked to us about why she decided to run for office.; she says both the results of the 2016 election and her father's struggle with opioid addiction are big motivators. Innamorato wants people to feel more connected to their elected officials, to know that someone is listening to their concerns.
Tereneh Mosley is a Pittsburgh fashion designer who created an eco-design collection with OMWA, the Olorgesailie Maasai Women Artisans of Kenya, which became the catalyst for Idia'Dega, Mosley’s global eco-design fashion project. Tereneh talked with us about her goals for the fashion line and the collaboration and why she wanted to work with indigenous women to help them become self-sufficient.