Senior HR Internal Controls Analyst/ Vice President
Calls mentorship A SKILL BUILDER
Michelle has been a member of PA Women Work’s Corporate Advisory Council for ten years, and remembers the very first community partnership meeting to gather BNY Mellon volunteers, which drew nearly 100 people.
Since then, Michelle and numerous other BNY Mellon employees have fundraised enthusiastically for PA Women Work by hosting craft fairs, jeans days, etc., for which they received corporate funds to match.
As an experienced HR specialist, and a mentor herself, Michelle knows how far mentoring can take a professional. That’s why she calls 3 Cups of Coffee “such an innovative idea:”
“We recommend it to people as a skill-builder,” she said. “It improves your leadership and communication skills, organization skills, team work, all those sorts of things are definitely enhanced by participating.”
As part of the Pittsburgh HR engagement team and the Pittsburgh campus engagement team, she also knows that the community outreach or volunteer aspect is a very important recruiting tool.
“It’s a great way for people to have pride in their company and what their company is doing, but also, to give them a break from their day-to-day tasks and use skills in a different way – the networking and the interaction, it’s a benefit for the employee, the nonprofit agency, and to the company.”