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Virtual Community Chat: Never Too Busy! Incorporating Community Involvement into Your Life

Online • Pittsburgh

Join us for a virtual conversation with Monica Malik on how to build a community mindset and creating time to be more involved.


Thu, Jan 21, 2021 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM EST


Doing more for our community is a common resolution, goal, or aspiration. Yet, giving more of our time and efforts can be difficult to balance with an already demanding schedule. In this facilitated virtual conversation, Monica Malik will join us to discuss how to better integrate community involvement into our lives. 

Ms. Malik brings a wealth of experience on developing and living out a "community mindset." In addition to being a business owner, corporate leader, consultant and entrepreneur, she also served as the events committee lead for the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is the Executive Director for #ATU Athletic Trauma Unit. She is currently a Program Manager for Allegheny Health Network's Community Health Department of Innovations. In our conversation, Ms. Malik will discuss different roles she's taken on in her professional and personal life and how she's incorporated community involvement.

Tips for getting the most out of this event: 

  • Try to be somewhere quiet that fosters good focus.
  • Have your video on. Visible communication and engagement makes it easier and more enjoyable for all of us.
  • Share what's going on in your world and/or something relevant to the topic or your peers:
  • A problem or challenge you are facing; 
  • An idea or solution for someone else; or 
  • A practice, story or funny anecdote that might help others. 
  • Share resources that have helped you (a great book, a poignant podcast, a practical strategy). 
  • Reach out to other members before the event to introduce yourself.
  • Continue member connections and conversations after the event.

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Full Agenda

7:30 - 7:45 AM - Thought leadership from guest, Monica Malik

7:45 - 8:15 AM - Facilitated group discussion 

8:15 - 8:30 AM - Sharing key takeaways 


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Community Discussion
Jaclyn Poole

Hello all! I am relatively new to the Pittsburgh chapter and I am noticing many of the events are 7:30-8:30am, which is very difficult for me to attend having to get my children off to school. Does this chapter have events at other times as well? Thanks!

January 12, 2021

Alyssa Reese

Hi @Jaclyn! Welcome to the Pittsburgh chapter! First, thanks so much for the feedback. We are always looking to align our events with our members' schedules so this is incredibly helpful. We're tentatively planning a lunch event for Feb. I can send you the link directly once the page is live. We try to mix it up between morning, lunch and after work. Looking forward to virtually meeting you soon.

January 12, 2021