Melanie Harrington

Vibrant Pittsburgh

President & CEO

Melanie Harrington serves as the President & CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh. Melanie brought her broad background in law, employment and diversity from Atlanta to Pittsburgh in June 2010 . Most recently, she served as the President of the American Institute for Managing Diversity, Inc. (AIMD), a national nonprofit diversity think tank based in Atlanta, Georgia. AIMD conducted research, education and public outreach programs on the issue of diversity. Melanie also served as General Counsel for D.J. Miller & Associates, Inc. (DJMA), a national management consulting firm that specializes in servicing federal, state and local government agencies.

Melanie received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her role as CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh, Melanie serves as a member of the Boards of Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Awesome Pittsburgh and Sustainable Pittsburgh and member of the Class XXVIII of Leadership Pittsburgh. Melanie has also served as Chair of the Dignity and Respect Campaign of Greater Pittsburgh, Co-Chair of the Power of 32 Community and People Committee.


Welcome to the CLOSING THE GAP initiative.

Gender wage ratio data show that in 1960 women earned 60.7 cents compared to a dollar earned by men. More than 50 years later, the ratio hovers at 76.5 cents to one dollar. At this pace, it is projected it will take another 45 years to approach pay equity.

Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay explores why the pay gap persists and how to improve it. We hope to arm women with information and skills to assist them in earning fair pay throughout their own careers and toward a secure retirement.
 

A special thanks to our sponsors:

Eden Hall Foundation   |  Chatham University  |  Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation

Cathy Raphael   |  Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC   |  MSA   |  Georgia Berner

Melanie Harrington

Vibrant Pittsburgh

President & CEO

Melanie Harrington serves as the President & CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh. Melanie brought her broad background in law, employment and diversity from Atlanta to Pittsburgh in June 2010 . Most recently, she served as the President of the American Institute for Managing Diversity, Inc. (AIMD), a national nonprofit diversity think tank based in Atlanta, Georgia. AIMD conducted research, education and public outreach programs on the issue of diversity. Melanie also served as General Counsel for D.J. Miller & Associates, Inc. (DJMA), a national management consulting firm that specializes in servicing federal, state and local government agencies.

Melanie received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her role as CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh, Melanie serves as a member of the Boards of Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Awesome Pittsburgh and Sustainable Pittsburgh and member of the Class XXVIII of Leadership Pittsburgh. Melanie has also served as Chair of the Dignity and Respect Campaign of Greater Pittsburgh, Co-Chair of the Power of 32 Community and People Committee.


Welcome to the CLOSING THE GAP initiative.

Gender wage ratio data show that in 1960 women earned 60.7 cents compared to a dollar earned by men. More than 50 years later, the ratio hovers at 76.5 cents to one dollar. At this pace, it is projected it will take another 45 years to approach pay equity.

Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay explores why the pay gap persists and how to improve it. We hope to arm women with information and skills to assist them in earning fair pay throughout their own careers and toward a secure retirement.
 

A special thanks to our sponsors:

Eden Hall Foundation   |  Chatham University  |  Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation

Cathy Raphael   |  Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC   |  MSA   |  Georgia Berner

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