Submitted by KeyBank
It was an evening full of inspiration, networking and connection. On October 4th more than 150 people attending the second annual Key4Women Forum in Pittsburgh at The Circuit Center. Melinda Colaizzi, founder of Women Who Rock, served as the keynote speaker for the event.
Cara Sapida, WPXI-TV reporter, served as the program’s emcee. The working mom of two shared her story of bravery, overcoming a breast cancer diagnosis during the height of the pandemic. For the first time publicly, Sapida opened up about her experience with cancer and the determination she found to push through the pain. The award-winning journalist went on to write a book about her breast cancer journey, titled "Not the Breast Year of My Life." The book has topped Amazon’s best sellers list in several categories and has recorded sales around the world.
Kym Gable, anchor and reporter for KDKA-TV, attended this year’s forum as the Director of the South Chapter of ‘Inspired Women Paying It Forward.’ The women’s networking group held a mini meeting for the South Chapter, where three local non-profits shared their mission and work to better the Greater Pittsburgh community. Foster Love was awarded a $5,000 grant from KeyBank.
The forum wrapped up with Colaizzi’s powerful keynote presentation. The Women Who Rock founder, GRAMMY member and music professional shared insights with attendees on how to find their passion and use it to drive success in life and business.
The annual Key4Women forum is dedicated to celebrating, supporting and encouraging the progress of women in business. The Key4Women program, which launched in 2005, offers:
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