Build, Sustain, Grow:

The Future-Forward Workplace

Join Vibrant Pittsburgh on May 4, 2023 for THE 2023 CEO VISION BREAKFAST, a convening designed to engage regional executives on actionable diversity, equity, and inclusion measures for the workplace.

Building, sustaining, and growing future-forward workplaces requires visionary leadership. As organizations in the southwestern Pennsylvania region strategize to engage top talent, leaders must embed diversity, equity, and inclusion into their organizational cultures to attract and retain the talent of today and the future.

Workers of the future are more racially and ethnically diverse than ever. By 2044 more than half of Americans will identify as members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. It is an economic imperative for our region’s organizations to proactively build and foster ecosystems of diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure that all talent thrives in their roles with equitable development and advancement opportunities being provided to retain and upraise diverse talent. By addressing the challenges newcomer and native under-represented populations experience in feeling the Pittsburgh region can position itself as a destination for the current workforce and that of the future.


Join local Executives in the southwestern Pennsylvania region at the 2023 CEO Vision Breakfast: Build, Sustain, Grow: The Future-Forward Workplace to proactively equip your organization for the workforce of today and the future. 


Employers know that diversity, equity, and inclusion are strategic differentiators for the workforce and workplace. Vibrant Pittsburgh Employer Members have invested in the work of building a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and Vibrant Pittsburgh for today and the future.


Vibrant Pittsburgh

Vibrant Pittsburgh is a nonprofit, member organization that is focused on the economic development of the Pittsburgh region. Our mission is to create a future-forward region by accelerating the business community toward equitable, inclusive, and diverse workplaces.


It is my privilege to welcome you to the 2023 CEO Vision Breakfast. This year’s theme is Build, Sustain, Grow: The Future-Forward Workplace. The Breakfast will include a keynote address by Dr. Perry in addition to the presentation of the inaugural DEI Innovation Award, presented to a recipient who is leading innovative diversity, equity, and inclusion work in the region.

The CEO Vision Breakfast continues to be one of the largest invitation-only executive convening centered around DEI in the Pittsburgh region; with annual engagement of 100 regional executives.  This year’s breakfast focuses on robust strategies to further equip regional companies for the future of workplaces. I invite all companies, their CEOs and executive cabinet members committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion to attend and participate. See you there!

Sabrina Saunders Mosby
President & CEO
Vibrant Pittsburgh

Our Values

We believe that a diverse workforce is essential to the ongoing economic vitality of the Greater Pittsburgh region. We must attract, retain, and elevate people of all backgrounds while creating an environment that is inclusive and welcoming.

The regional workforce must attract qualified and diverse talent from across the country and around the globe to be prepared for the job requirements of today and tomorrow.

Who We Are

As an economic development nonprofit that seeks to address one of the greatest challenges facing the Pittsburgh region, its aging population, and workforce, Vibrant Pittsburgh provides leadership to accelerate the growth rate of diverse workers in the region. We do this in the following ways:

 Serve as the region’s central resource, spokesperson, and convener on workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion issues;

 Amplify the efforts of members to monitor, measure, and meet diversity goals;

 Assess and compare DEI policies and practices throughout the region and offer recommendations to improve employer workplaces; and

 Cultivate experiences that are welcoming, engaging, and exciting for residents and newcomers of minority populations.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Andre M. Perry

Andre M. Perry is a Senior Fellow at Brookings Metro, a scholar-in-residence at American University, and a professor of practice of economics at Washington University. A nationally known and respected commentator on race, structural inequality, and education, Perry is the author of the book “Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities,” which is currently available wherever books are sold. Perry is a regular contributor to MSNBC and has been published by numerous national media outlets, including The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, TheRoot.com and CNN.com. Perry has also made appearances on HBO, CNN, PBS, National Public Radio, NBC, and ABC. Perry’s research focuses on race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion. Perry’s recent scholarship at Brookings has analyzed Black-majority cities and institutions in America, focusing on valuable assets worthy of increased investment.

Perry’s pioneering work on asset devaluation has made him a go to researcher for policymakers, community development professionals and civil rights groups. Perry co-authored the groundbreaking 2018 Brookings Institution report “The Devaluation of Assets in Black Neighborhoods” and has presented its findings on the price of home in Black neighborhoods across the country, including to the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. He has extended that report’s focus on housing in Black neighborhoods to include other assets such as businesses, schools and banks.

Prior to his work at Brookings, Perry has been a founding dean, professor, award-winning journalist, and activist in the field of education. In 2015, Perry served on Louisiana Governor-elect John Bel Edwards’ K-12 education transition committee, as well as on New Orleans Mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu’s transition team as its co-chair for education in 2010. In 2013, Perry founded the College of Urban Education at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Mich. Preceding his stint in Michigan, Perry was an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of New Orleans and served as CEO of the Capital One-University of New Orleans Charter Network.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Perry earned his Ph.D. in education policy and leadership from the University of Maryland College Park.

Meet the Speakers

Check back for an announcement and bio for our keynote speaker for the 2023 CEO Vision Breakfast: Build, Sustain, Grow: The Future-Forward Workplace.


7:00 AM


7:30 AM

Breakfast and Welcome

7:40 AM

Awards Session

8:00 AM

Keynote Speaker

9:15 AM



Changing the conversations, actions, and trajectory of the Pittsburgh region’s workplaces doesn’t happen without organizations committed to offering inclusive workplaces that foster prosperity and belonging, making them a top choice for people of all backgrounds. Vibrant Pittsburgh thanks the 2023 CEO Vision Breakfast: Build, Sustain, Grow: The Future-Forward Workplace sponsors for supporting our vision of the Pittsburgh region as a career destination of choice for the top talent of color

DEI Innovation Award

The 2023 CEO Vision Breakfast will include an inaugural awards component in which the first awardee of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Innovation Award will be announced. This award will recognize one individual who is leading innovative and impactful DEI work in southwestern Pennsylvania, aiding in making our region more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Accomplishments and lines of work from nominees are not specific to sector or industry. As such, innovation and impact are the two largest tenants of selection for this designation. Nominations close at end of business on March 27.


The 2023 CEO Vision Breakfast will be on Thursday, May 4, 2023. Registration will open at 7:00 AM with the program beginning at 7:30 AM and will conclude by 10:00 AM

The 2023 CEO Vision Breakfast will be a live, in-person event.

2023 CEO Vision Breakfast attendance is exclusive to Chief Executive Officers and Executives of departments such as Corporate Responsibility, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG), and Human Resources (HR).

Register for the 2023 CEO Vision Breakfast below. Pricing for the event is as follows: $75 per ticket for Vibrant Pittsburgh member organizations and $100 per ticket for non-members of Vibrant Pittsburgh.

Access sponsorship opportunities for the 2023 CEO Vision Breakfast can be found HERE.

The 2023 CEO Vision Breakfast schedule will be available soon. Interested in getting on our event mailing list? Email matthewy@vibrantpittsburgh.org

If you have registered and cannot attend or would like to transfer your ticket for the CEO Vision Breakfast, please notify Lisinda Nelson by email at lisindan@vibrantpittsburgh.org by Wednesday, May 1, 2023.

Economic inclusion is a process that affords all the necessary opportunities and resources to fully thrive in society. Further, economic inclusion entails access to labor markets, finance, entrepreneurship, and economic opportunities for all, including non-citizens, in addition to vulnerable and underrepresented groups.