Panel Discussion on Women in Business Hosted by Saint Vincent College

Saint Vincent College Hosts Free Presentation on Women in Business: Featuring Abby Geisel and Other Successful Female Entrepreneurs

A free presentation on issues concerning women in business will be held at Saint Vincent College on Tuesday. The event is taking place in honor of International Women’s History Month and is open to everyone. There is no need for advance registration to attend.

The panel discussion will feature four members, including Abby Geisel, a Saint Vincent alumna and manager of video and email experience at FedEx. Taleesha Johnson, another alumna, is the co-owner of the photo booth company Picturesque PGH. Victoria Piekut Bobak, the CEO and co-founder of Wight Elephant Boutique, and Laurie Havrisko, the assistant to the superintendent for student services at Greater Latrobe School District, will also be part of the panel.

Abby Geisel has over a decade of experience in marketing and communications and participated in the 2021 International Women’s Forum Global Conference. Taleesha Johnson is actively involved in supporting the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program and is a member of the Saint Vincent College Alumni Council. Victoria Piekut Bobak started her clothing store in her college apartment and has achieved $2 million in sales by 2023. Laurie Havrisko has worked in public education for 17 years and is currently pursuing a doctorate in community engagement.

Jeff Himler, a TribLive reporter who covers news on Greater Latrobe, Ligonier Valley, Mt. Pleasant Area, and Derry Area school districts and their communities, will also be present as moderator for this event with over three decades of journalism experience under his belt with special interest in local history. He can be reached at

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