Pittsburgh is home to some pretty great networking groups. While we’d normally be looking forward to summer happy hours, professional development conferences, and lunch and learns, many organizations are still offering virtual events. 

Whether you’re looking to network for a new job, make new professional connections, or meet some new people, webinars and video conferences are a nice option during this time. Here are some coming up in May and June of 2020. 

Virtual Dinner Club 

Virtual Events for Pittsburgh Professionals

Pittsburgh Young Professionals (PYP) is known for its high-quality events. They generally host around 50 events per year around the city ranging from workshops, speakers, dinner clubs, outdoor events, and happy hours. 

Right now, PYP is offering periodic virtual events for members and non-members. Pop in for a Friday happy hour or tune in for a speaking event. On May 21, PYP is hosting a virtual dinner club with Dancing Crab. 

Learn more about Pittsburgh Young Professionals

Level Up in Leadership 

Virtual Events for Pittsburgh Professionals

Looking to stand out as a leader at your work? Ellevate, a networking community for women, is offering a presentation on Level Up in Leadership (Without Changing Who You Are) on May 20. The webinar will be presented by Dr. Lizette Ojeda, who will be speaking on how to stand out and become a leader without changing who you are. 

 Learn about Pittsburgh’s Ellevate chapter.  

Virtual Business Networking 

Virtual Events for Pittsburgh Professionals

Meet fellow business owners and professionals through this MeetUp group. Networking luncheons have turned into virtual business networking events. For $5 you can register through MeetUp. The networking events are capped at 10 attendees to ensure that everyone has the ability to talk and share. 

Learn more about the Business Owners Meetup group. 

Speaker Series by VisionPittsburgh

Virtual Events for Pittsburgh Professionals

VisionPittsburgh is taking its speaker series online. The Pittsburgh Business Times is offering a free virtual event to hear from David Holmberg, President & CEO, Highmark Health. Mr. Holmberg will be speaking on his vision for the healthcare industry and our city during this time. The webinar takes place on May 28. 

Learn more about the Pittsburgh Business Times

Celebrating the ADA at Your Organization

Virtual Events for Pittsburgh Professionals

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council offers workshops on diversity and inclusion. Presented by GPAC Diversity Catalyst’s Cecile Shellman, this event will help organizations become more accessible for people with disabilities. The event Celebrating the ADA at Your Organization takes place on May 27. 

Learn more about the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. 

Webinar for Pittsburgh Freelancers 

Virtual Events for Pittsburgh Professionals

Freelancers, this is the event for you. Freelancers Union SPARK is a networking group to meet with other entrepreneurs, share your expertise, and bring elevator pitches to the table. This event is relevant for freelancers in any industry. The webinar, Pittsburgh Freelancers Union SPARK: Working Through A Pandemic, takes place on June 3. 

Learn more about Freelancers Union

In the need for more networking? Check out our list of 6 of the best networking groups in Pittsburgh. 

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Emily Munk

A Pittsburgh transplant, Emily moved to the city in 2016. She loves traveling, training for races, finding new places to eat (all for you, MadeinPGH readers), doing anything in the cultural district, and volunteering with Pittsburgh Young Professionals. In addition to being a MadeinPGH contributor, she is the senior content marketer for a Fortune 500 supply chain solutions company.

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