Using her boundless energy to give back
Kaylie Weinstein is a business analyst at PPG, and a lover of Pittsburgh, food, exercise and helping people in her community. She is inspired by the energy and impact she can have by being involved with United Way to support her neighbors, especially kids.
Tell us about your job.
I started working at PPG right after I graduated from college; I’ve been here for almost five years! I am a business analyst for our aerospace business unit and focus on providing the best technical solutions to our users and customers.
How did you become interested in your career path?
I never thought about a career in IT until I took a programming class in college. I really enjoyed the class and switched my major to information systems.
What do you love about your job?
I love working with users and providing solutions that make their lives and jobs easier!
What do you love about Pittsburgh?
Pittsburgh is a great city! I love that it is small enough to get around quickly, and I love the food and the people. I’ve made so many good friends in this city and have had so many terrific experiences.
What are some things you like to do outside of work?
I love cooking, and I am a certified Jazzercise instructor. I teach 2-3 classes a week!
How did you get involved with United Way?
I got involved with United Way through PPG and my role with our Young Professionals Organization (YPO). We have a strong United Way campaign at PPG, and I’ve been able to partner on events with United Way through the YPO.
What do you like about United Way?
I love United Way’s focus on kids and providing fun, memorable experiences for them! I think the opportunity United Way provides through events like Build a Bike and Games for Good are so valuable, both to the kids and the volunteers.
In your opinion, why is United Way important to our region?
United Way provides such an easy way for people to give back – either through volunteering or monetary donations. United Way does the hard work of finding the best organizations that can solve our community’s most pressing issues and brings all the right people and supports together to solve them.
Why is community involvement important to you?
I think it is so important to give back to your surrounding community to build up your neighbors. There is so much that needs done close to home.
What are some of your favorite United Way memories?
The Build a Bike event was definitely my favorite – watching the kids ride their bikes after we were done was the best!