Chelsey Sylvester

Women can Inspire a Revolution

In her current position at PNC Chelsey Sylvester identifies ways to enhance the shared experiences of PNC’s employees and customers. This role seems like a natural fit for Chelsey, whose knack for engagement and connection is apparent as she describes her membership in the Women’s Leadership Council: “I was looking to get more involved in the community in which I live, and the WLC seemed like a great opportunity to do just that. I could never have imagined what the next year would have in store! I was able to make a difference in the community, meet top executives in my organization, reconnect with an old friend, and find my picture on the side of a bus! The WLC is a wonderful organization that’s helped me grow personally and professionally!”

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Chelsey loves her hometown. She lives in the heart of the Strip District, where she can often be found indulging her “serious addiction to all things coffee…the struggle is real!” She’s active and always on the go. “What’s not to love about Pittsburgh?” she says. “The adventures are endless!”

Chelsey’s also enthusiastic about her volunteer work with the WLC. She got an insider’s look at some of the programs the WLC supports as a volunteer proposal reviewer during last year’s competitive funding process. And she wouldn’t miss the annual Sew-in, a one-day event hosted by the WLC in collaboration with the Home Lost Project, which was founded by two local third-grade girls. At last year’s Sew-in over 100 volunteers came together to cut, assemble and sew t-shirts into quilts to be distributed in shelters. “If two 10-year-olds can make a real difference, we can, too,” Chelsey says. Best of all is the revolutionary impact women can have when they work together. “It reminds me that all you need to change the world is a good idea, compassion, and a team of women to support you!”

To learn more about United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council, contact Lynne Popash in Allegheny County, at lynne.popash@unitedwayswpa.org, or Alyssa Cholodofsky in Westmoreland County, at alyssa.cholodofsky@unitedwayswpa.org.

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