SLAYY: Nicole White, Ashley Baptiste, Meghan McNiel, Jenn Van Dam, Ashley Hayward, Bernandie Jean, Kim Maddox

On June 16th, Coro Pittsburgh’s Women in Leadership XIX Project Pitch took place at Alloy 26 on the Northside. Over the past several months, the cohort has been working in two groups, WIL PAC (Political Action Coalition) and SLAYY (Strong Ladies Advance Your Year), connected in their focus on advancing the leadership of women in SWPA, with WIL PAC addressing the need to make the local political playing field more inclusive of women, while SLAYY aims to ensure that single mothers are connected to the resources necessary for them to improve their socioeconomic status. The official statement from SLAYY is as follows:

Strong Ladies Advance Your Year

Our Problem: A vast amount of organizations provide resources and services to women, however there are barriers preventing those women from easily accessing the resources created for them. Everything from lack of transportation to not having enough time in the day play a part.

Our Solution:

SLAYY looks to address these issues by hosting community pop-up shops throughout Pittsburgh and neighboring suburbs that include key organizations whose primary focus is to advance the status of women in areas of career development, housing and healthy living. Our mission is to bridge the gap between women and these resources and services in order to advance their socioeconomic status and overall well-being

Our Mission:

Strong Ladies, Advance Your Year. The mission of SLAYY is to bridge single mothers with resources and services in Allegheny County that advance the socioeconomic status and overall well-being of women and their children. The vision for SLAYY is that all single mothers in Allegheny County will have ease of access to available resources and services to breakthrough barriers, increase their level of personal and professional development, and balance the mind, body, soul.

For more information or to get involved: slayypgh@gmail.com