Helping our Girls Take Flight

In a January 2018, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Op-EdWomen and Girls Foundation (WGF) Board Co-Chairs Janis Burley-Wilson and Len Caric, called for men to be leaders in the movement to bring about cultural change and play a role in achieving gender equity.

At WGF, one of our goals is to break down barriers so that every girl can rise and every woman can soar. Now we have a group of new partners who will help us pursue that goal – men who will be investing significant resources to support female leadership!

The men listed below have joined together to become a WGF WingMan to help our girls take flight.

  • Mike Annichine, CEO of Magee-Womens Research Institute
  • Vincent Delie Jr., Chairman, President and CEO of F.N.B. Corporation and First National Bank
  • William (Bill) Demchak, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of The PNC Financial Services Group
  • Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive
  • Paul Hennigan, President of Point Park University
  • David Holmberg, President and CEO of Highmark Health
  • Greg Jordan, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer of The PNC Financial Services Group
  • David Malone, President and CEO of Gateway Financial
  • David Morehouse, Chief Executive Officer & President of the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Morgan O’Brien, President and CEO, Peoples Natural Gas Co. LLC

Together they have already raised over $100,000 which will help the Women and Girls Foundation grow its programs to develop the future female leaders of tomorrow.

Want to join them?

Contact Olivia Benson,, for more information.