Newsmaker: Shellie Hipsky
Noteworthy: Hipsky received the 2013 Best Business Women in Pittsburgh award from the Women's Small Business Association on April 3.
Family: Daughter, Alyssa, 6; and son, Jason, 4
Occupation: Associate professor of education at Robert Morris University and host of “Inspiring Lives with Dr. Shellie” program on PCNC
Background: Author of five books. Received volunteer awards from the Homeless Children's Education Fund and the Jack LaPresta Education Foundation
Education: Bachelor of Science in elementary and special education, 1997; Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction in 2001; and doctoral degree in educational leadership in 2005. All are from Duquesne University.
Quote: “Through relationships I've formed with women around the globe, I've been inspired by their stories and empowered by them, and want to pass on that gift to other women to be empowered themselves.”
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