Pitt Business Alumnae Council
Strengthening Opportunities for Women in Business at Pitt
The Pitt Business Alumnae Council was founded in the mid-1990s by a small group of alumnae who were interested in expanding the visibility and strengthening the network of Katz and CBA female graduates. The Alumnae Council is focused on offering opportunities for Pitt Business women and others to network, learn and grow as leaders in the community. Pitt Business thanks Alumnae Council founders Regina Stover (KGSB ’81), Michelle Keane Domiesen (KGSB ’82, A&S ’77), and Alison Frederick (KGSB ’95, A&S ’85) for pioneering this effort that has led to 20+ years of growth. Membership in the Alumnae Council is open to any female graduate of Pitt Business.
Create opportunities for alumnae and current undergraduate students from the College of Business Administration and MBA students to build a community where they share perspectives, discuss professional strategies, and build authentic relationships.
What We Do
Each year, the Council hosts several events for undergraduate and graduate students and alumnae and
awards one or more scholarships.
Women’s Leadership Conference: Each spring, the Alumnae Council works with students from both the College of Business Administration and Katz Graduate School of Business to host a conference focused on women’s leadership. Participants get the opportunity to hear from a distinguished female alumna of the University of Pittsburgh, participate in round table discussions, and network with current students and other alumnae.
Pitt Business Tea: Each fall, together with the College of Business Administration, the Pitt Business Alumnae Council hosts an afternoon tea to kick-off the new academic year. During the event we highlight certain student organizations that provide opportunities for female students to continue their education outside of the classroom and facilitate the development of connections between students and alumnae.
Round Table Discussions: Several times throughout the academic year, alumnae host students from both the College of Business Administration and Katz Graduate School of Business in their homes for a dinner and conversation.
Each year the Pitt Business Alumnae Council awards one or more scholarships to a current Katz graduate student (MBA, MS, EMBA). The scholarship is designed to recognize and support students whose achievements and experiences reflect the purpose of the Council. Scholarships are awarded at the Annual Business Alumni Awards Program.
How to Get Involved
We are always looking for alumnae who are willing to share their experiences and what they’ve learned with students in semi-casual environments. If you are interested in joining the Pitt Business Alumnae Council or want to learn about the different ways you can get involved, please contact Brigette Koreny at email@example.com.
- Brigette Koreny, A&S + BSBA ’10, MBA + JD ’13 – Current President
- Laura Freedman, ’12 – Former President
- Karlye Rowles, KGSB ’01 – Former President
- Jan Bamford, KGSB ’94 – Former President
- Regina Stover, KGSB ’81 – Former President
About Alumnae Council President Brigette Koreny
Senior Corporate Counsel, Harsco Corporation
Koreny earned her MBA from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. In her role as Senior Corporate Counsel at Harsco Corporation, Koreny works closely with management, the business development team, and the business unit teams on domestic and international acquisitions, joint venture, divestitures, corporate governance, executive compensation, and public company disclosure and NYSE listing matters. Her MBA education, in addition to her experience working as a corporate attorney at a national law firm, enables Koreny to serve as a valuable and trusted resource throughout the organization by providing creative solutions to help the organization achieve its business objectives in a legal and ethical way. In addition to her position on the Business Alumni Association, Koreny is the chair of the Pitt Business Alumnae Council.
During her time at Pitt, Koreny spent time in both China and India and she continues to travel as often as possible.