PNC’s Andréa Stanford Presented with ATHENA Young Professional Award
The ATHENA Awards Program of Greater Pittsburgh recognizes exceptional women who demonstrate excellence in their profession, contribute to their community and help other women succeed through mentorship. At their October 2 awards luncheon, the 2017 ATHENA Young Professional Award was presented to Andréa Stanford, digital experience product manager at PNC Bank. This award recognizes a leader age 35 or younger who dedicates her time and talent to help other women and girls to thrive.
Stanford manages the digital content strategy and presentation of personal banking products on PNC.com. She is chair of the Community Outreach Committee for PNC’s Pittsburgh African American Employee Business Resource Group and facilitates its volunteer activities with such organizations as Gwen’s Girls and Grow Up Great.
Off the job, she has been a member and president of the YWCA Young Leaders Board, creating numerous events and workshops to empower women and girls. Through Strong Women, Strong Girls, she has served as an individual mentor while also developing programming on the importance of educational and career goals, and strengthening mentorship recruitment and retention. As a partner in the philanthropic Social Venture Partners network, Stanford consults with local nonprofits on capital fundraising, marketing strategy and sustainability efforts. She also co-chairs the development committee of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s board of directors.