Awards Luncheon 2021
The Stand Up for STANDING FIRM Awards Luncheon brings leaders of the business community together to reaffirm their commitment to address partner violence in the workplace and to support survivors.
This year, the luncheon was held both in-person and virtually.
Employer of the Year
Jim Segerdahl, Global Managing Partner at K & L Gates, accepted the 2021 Employer of the Year award. K & L Gates has been recognized for the significant action steps made by the company this year to address partner violence in the workplace.
Champion of the Year
Our 2021 Champion of the Year Award was presented to Diane P. Holder, Executive Vice President, UPMC, President, UPMC Insurance Services Division, President and CEO, UPMC Health Plan for her dedication and commitment to bringing awareness to partner violence in the workplace.
Keynote Speaker, Michele Weldon, Author of six award winning nonfiction books, including I Closed My Eyes — Revelations of a Battered Woman, shared her powerful and captivating message (She is One of Us) highlighting the critical importance of the business community and all communities coming together to address partner violence.
Thank you to our sponsors
We wish to offer a special thank you to our naming sponsors, UPMC Health Plan & Magee Women’s Hospital, without whom this event would not be possible.
To all our sponsors, donors and friends – we deeply appreciate and value your continued support, and we look forward to continuing our work with you over the coming months and years.