As part of our mission to inspire the next generation of girls to advocate, reflect, and take action around empowerment for young women all across Western Pennsylvania and beyond,  Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania is thrilled to celebrate another successful Empower Her event! This year may have looked a little different, but the goal to “Shatter Glass Ceilings” for the youth we serve will always be at the heart of this annual event!

After offering weekly virtual events throughout the month of March with influential women such as motivational speaker, Jessica Kern, The Heart Advocate founder, Ta’lor Pinkston, and nephrologist, Dr. Filitsa Bender, BGCWPA will be hosting a virtual celebration with all Empower Her participants, complete with delivered “Celebration Fab” boxes on Monday, March 29th! Prior to the celebration, these boxes of fun will be hand-delivered to more than 60 local girls (and some friends from the Philadelphia area too!) to ensure a festive and meaningful celebration to close out such an impactful Empower Her event. 

The virtual celebration will include welcoming remarks from the BGCWPA 2021 Youth of the Year winner, Aislin, featured speaker, Sabrina Saunders Mosby, the CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh, trivia, a performance from Attack Theatre, and a closing message from our partners at Gateway Health. 

All of this and more is to provide opportunities for fun & educational activities, influential speakers, caring & strong female role models, and meaningful lessons to encourage confidence, body positivity, healthy lifestyles, and personal growth for the young females in our community.

BGCWPA would like to take a moment to thank each and every special guest who participated in the 2021 Empower Her event. It is only with the dedication of our supporters and partners that BGCWPA can continue to do #whateverittakes for the youth we serve. Learn more about 2021 Empower Her, other BGCWPA events and how you can support over 12,000 local youth at www.bgcwpa.org

More on our upcoming featured speaker, Sabrina Saunders Mosby, from Vibrant Pittsburgh below! Thank you Sabrina!

“A native of Pittsburgh, PA, the ‘City of Bridges,’ Sabrina Saunders Mosby has spent the better part of her career helping others cross them. A seasoned executive, Ms. Mosby currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Vibrant Pittsburgh, a premier economic development membership organization and the region’s central resource, spokesperson, and convener on workforce diversity and inclusion. A cross-sector leader, Ms. Mosby has held senior roles at numerous nonprofits and spent close to a decade in the government sector while advocating for local constituents at the local and federal levels. Ms. Mosby has a proven track record of partnering with business and community leaders to develop strategic change and build local programs. Described by stakeholders as highly creative, collaborative, visionary and results-oriented, she is a sought after keynote speaker, facilitator, and workshop leader. Ms. Mosby is a recipient of numerous awards and honors including being named an Athena Young Professional Finalist, Ebony Magazine Top 30, Pittsburgh Courier Fab 40, Pittsburgh Magazine 40 under 40, Whirl Magazine 50 Finest, and the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Power 100.

Ms. Mosby holds a Master of Science degree from Carlow University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Sabrina Saunders Mosby currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Vibrant Pittsburgh, a premier economic development organization working to attract, retain, and elevate a diverse regional workforce. 

Sabrina has a broad background of executive leadership experience with a variety of nonprofit organizations, and government offices at the local and federal level. She is deeply involved in public service, as well as political and community organizations, serving on numerous nonprofit boards and in a variety of leadership roles. 

Sabrina is an alumnus of Leadership Pittsburgh’s LDI XVII, was named the inaugural Young Professional of the Year by the NAACP–Pittsburgh Unit, received the NSI Community Spirit Award for her selfless commitment to the greater Pittsburgh community and was named a finalist for the Pittsburgh Young Athena Award.”