Kimberly L. Slater-Wood, Director of Outreach for the Pittsburgh Penguins, represents the organization in community outreach, coordinating and implementing its supplier diversity program, developing workforce development procedures to increase employment opportunities and other internal diversity programs and initiatives. She also helps to promote and expand the Penguins inner-city youth hockey program — Pittsburgh ICE (Inclusion Creates Equality), which is diverse in gender and ethnicity.
Prior to joining the Penguins, Kimberly was diversity coordinator for the law firm of Burns White & Hickton, LLC (now Burns White, LLC) implementing measures to recruit, retain and promote women and minorities in the legal industry.
Kimberly attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed the first cohort class of Heinz Negotiation Academy for Women at CMU. She recently led one-on-one negotiation coaching sessions at the 2013 National Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference in Washington, DC.
Kimberly is a strong advocate for the rights of women and gender pay equity. She serves on the host committee for the Athena Award and is on the board of Women and Girls Foundation where she served as MC for Equal Pay Day 2013 and speaker in 2014. Additionally, she is a board member of WISE (Women in Sports and Events) Pittsburgh Chapter and the Advisory Board of Renewal, Inc., which assists formerly incarcerated individuals rebuild their lives. Kimberly is fervently involved in her community and serves on additional boards of Thelma Lovette YMCA, Wilkinsburg Boys & Girls Club, Pittsburgh Green Innovators, ACH Clearpathways, MACAC (Mt. Ararat Community Activity Center) and Western Pennsylvania Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Project.
Kimberly was honored as an award recipient of 2011 New Pittsburgh Courier’s 50 Women of Excellence. She is a long-time City of Pittsburgh resident and lives at Crawford Square.