WISE Pittsburgh and
Women in Industry
Professional Development Session
POWER PLAY - DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
April 2, 2021
NOON - 1:00 p.m.
What does the future hold for diversity, equity,
and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in sports?
Please join Women in Sports and Events (WISE)
Pittsburgh and Point Park University’s Women in Industry
(WIN) for a virtual Power Play session on April 2, 2021, from 12-1 pm. Our panel of sports and DEI leaders will share their experiences and
approaches to developing and evolving DEI initiatives in sports. We will hear how their organizations are positively embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how it is impacting the success of
the organizations. Our panel will share what broad strokes we need to adapt to create change and what actionable steps Pittsburgh companies need to take to become more inclusive and
Harner - Jenna Harner is a sports anchor/reporter at WPXI,
and has been in Pittsburgh for just about a year, covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt, and more. Originally from South Windsor, Connecticut, she grew up an avid sports fan and pursued a
career in broadcast journalism.
Hawkins is the Executive Director of SportsPITTSBURGH, a division of VisitPITTSBURGH that oversees
all B-to-B and B-to-C sales, operations, and marketing functions related to sports and associated events.
- Delvina Lorraine (Smith)
Morrow serves as the Director, Strategic and Community Initiatives with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and
is responsible for managing key external projects and initiatives relating to the redevelopment of the former Civic Arena.
- Sean L.
Gibson is the great-grandson of Baseball Hall of Fame legend Josh Gibson. Sean has dedicated his life
to the preservation of Josh’s legacy and is the Executive Director of the Josh Gibson Foundation, a Pittsburgh area non-profit organization.
Baad currently works as a Pro Scouting Assistant for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Born and raised in
Washington DC, she attended the National Cathedral School for Girls before going on to play softball at the University of Virginia.
Cooper is Manager of Diversity Learning with UPMC. She is a dynamic presenter, facilitator, and
leader with over 25 years of professional experience.