About TALI

We take a unique and deliberate approach to corporate diversity.

Our Mission

Our mission is to cultivate Black executive leadership to strengthen companies, institutions, and communities.

We believe that our distinct model and network of alumni, and partners is driving more diverse, inclusive, and prosperous professional communities. Diverse leadership is the critical lever for igniting positive, transformative, and sustainable change.

We're a Pittsburgh-based non-profit committed to driving meaningful representation of Black executives and professionals in corporate and community leadership roles.

Our History

Our approach is proven and unmatched.

Conceived in 2016 with a vision to address the lack of Black executive management in Pittsburgh's corporations, TALI partnered with Carnegie Mellon University to create an executive leadership academy to educate, develop, and position Black leaders for meaningful advancement in corporate and community roles. 

After adding the Emerging Leaders Program to the programming portfolio in 2021, five successful Executive Leadership Academy cohorts, and a robust alumni network, TALI expanded its focus to address the needs of Black senior level managers from across the country with the introduction of the National Executive Leadership Academy in 2023. With an emphasis on top-tier academic instruction, mentorship and peer collaboration across the portfolio of leadership development programs, TALI demonstrates a commitment to advancing the role and contributions of Black leaders.

How We Develop a Pipeline of Black Talent

We address the needs of early career to executive level Black leaders.


We seek high potential

Expand programming to build the pool of high potential candidates


We offer long-term support

Support career lifecycle of TALI alumni beyond graduation


We build a sense of community

Formalize engagement opportunities to retain and build a sense of community among the TALI network

We help to expand reach

Form new partnerships to expand reach and influence


We shape innovative models

Consult on models for other markets to replicate

We leverage best practices

Consolidate, publish, and disseminate research and best practices to inform corporate culture and academic curriculum

We Deliver Real Results

Our results show that positive changes are happening.


Organizations in Pittsburgh actively supporting us as sponsors, representatives, and executive mentors


High-potential Black leaders  representing TALI program alumni


Top CEOs and leaders participating on TALI's Corporate CEO Council