Panel Discussion on Women in Business Hosted by Saint Vincent College

A free presentation on issues concerning women in business will be held at Saint Vincent College on Tuesday. The event, which takes place in honor of International Women’s History Month, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert S. Carey Student Center lounge on the college’s campus in Unity. The event is open to everyone and there is no need for advance registration to attend.

The panel discussion will feature four members, including Abby Geisel, a Saint Vincent alumna and manager of video and email experience at FedEx, Taleesha Johnson, another alumna who is the co-owner of Picturesque PGH photo booth company, Victoria Piekut Bobak, CEO and co-founder of Wight Elephant Boutique, and Laurie Havrisko, assistant to the superintendent for student services at Greater Latrobe School District.

Abby Geisel has over a decade of experience in marketing and communications and has participated in the 2021 International Women’s Forum Global Conference. Taleesha Johnson is actively involved supporting the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program and is a member of the Saint Vincent College Alumni Council. Victoria Piekut Bobak started her clothing store in her college apartment and achieved $2 million in sales by 2023. Laurie Havrisko has worked in public education for 17 years and is currently pursuing a doctorate in community engagement.

Jeff Himler, a TribLive reporter who covers news on Greater Latrobe, Ligonier Valley, Mt. Pleasant Area, Derry Area school districts and their communities will be present as well. He has been a journalist for more than three decades with a special interest in local history. You can reach him at jhimler@triblive

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