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

We're off to a great start.


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. 

Now, after three successful cohorts and a robust alumni network, TALI is expanding its focus to address the needs of Black professionals at additional levels of career. With an emphasis on world-class academics, mentorship and a strong peer collaboration, 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.


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We seek high potential

Expand programming to build the pool of high potential candidates

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We offer long-term support

Support career lifecycle of TALI alumni beyond graduation

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We build a sense of community

Formalize engagement opportunities to retain and build a sense of community among the TALI network
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We help to expand reach

Form new partnerships to expand reach and influence

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We shape innovative models

Consult on models for other markets to replicate
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We leverage best practices

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

Passionate Leaders

Get to know our leadership team.

Meet Our Team
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We Deliver Real Results

Our results show that early signs of change are happening.


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

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High-potential Black leaders in the Executive Leadership Academy cohort community

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