Power Plays: Advocating for Yourself and Others in the Workplace!
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About the event
Join Penn State Professional Women's Network of DC for a virtual discussion during Women’s History Month on how to best advocate for yourself and others in the workplace. We have a wonderful panel of powerful DC women including, Mauresa Pittman, Acting Strategic Communications Business Partner at United States Postal Service, Loren AliKhan, Solicitor General of DC and Amelia Draper, Meteorologist at NBC 4. These women will share their personal experience and lessons learned while navigating their professional lives.
This event is free for PSPWNDC members and donation based for other guests. All proceeds will be donated to Women’s HQ. Women’s HQ is a DC based organization serving a community of Black and Brown women who live in domestic violence and homeless shelters in Washington, DC. From trauma to triumph, Women’s HQ centers upon the whole woman. Programs include holistic healing and wellness through art and music therapy, career enhancement and strategy, and critical financial literacy advice to begin building intergenerational wealth.
Loren L. AliKhan is the Solicitor General of the District of Columbia. In this capacity, she oversees the District’s appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and the D.C. Court of Appeals. Before joining the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia in 2013, Loren was an attorney with O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Loren has also served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice; a Temple Bar Scholar in London, England; and a law clerk to the Honorable Louis H. Pollak on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and summa cum laude from Bard College at Simon’s Rock.
Loren has worked with O’Melveny’s Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Clinic at Harvard Law School and the legal writing program at Yale Law School. She sits on the Board of Trustees of the American Inns of Court Foundation and the Board of Overseers of Bard College at Simon’s Rock.
Amelia Draper is a Meteorologist with StormTeam 4. Her forecasts can be seen during the evening editions of News4, on NBCWashington.com and on 103.5 WTOP Radio. She joined News4 in March 2013.
A native of Frederick, Md., Draper has wanted to forecast the weather in Washington, D.C. since she started studying meteorology at Penn State University. In fact, she graduated from college early so she could start working.
Draper's first job was with CNET in State College, Pa. While forecasting weather there, she became very familiar with weather phenomena such as lake effect snow, which helped her land her next job as weekend meteorologist for WJET/WFXP in Erie, Pa. Erie recorded its second snowiest winter on record during Draper's first year there. From there, she joined the morning shift at WIVB-WNLO in Buffalo. The opportunity to be closer to family and friends brought her back to the Washington area as a member of Washington’s number-one weather team. She brings extensive experience covering snowy winters, spring storms and summer heat.
Fitness is a big part of Draper's life, from her high school job as a snowboard instructor at Whitetail Ski Resort to playing on field hockey and lacrosse teams to her current activities which include yoga, golf and running.
Draper lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband.
Mauresa Pittman is a Senior Public Relations Representative for the U.S. Postal Service supporting the Chief Customer and Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President and the Innovative Business Technology Vice President. With over 15 years of practical experience in public and private sectors, Mauresa has been recognized as a high-potential senior marketing and communications strategist who leads with the spirit of building and maintaining relationships by way of integrity, thoughtfulness and having a keen interest in the needs and expectations of others.
Prior to this role, Mauresa served as the rights acquisition and relationship manager in the Stamp Services department at the Postal Service where she managed cross-functional teams through the postage stamp development process, from stamp subject conception to national issuance, including the management of third-party rights acquisition, stamp design, and the public unveiling for the Postal Service’s stamp portfolio.
Mauresa has also worked in the financial services industry at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a manager in the National Tax Practice and she managed $100+MM consumer brands while working in brand management at PepsiCo and Campbell Soup Company.
Mauresa holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University.