Mona Generett, PhD, Vice President of Community Development at Dollar Bank, is speaking at Chatham University’s Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series Friday, Dec. 10 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. at the James Laughlin Music Center on Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus (West Woodland Road).

For decades American cities, especially urban working class and minority neighborhoods, deteriorated because of limited access to credit. Mona Generett will talk about the factors that have led to growth in these communities, such as the enactment of two major federal statutes—the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)—and other initiatives which mitigate credit access issues in low and moderate income communities.  Understanding
the factors that have led to the development and revitalization of Pittsburgh neighborhoods like East Liberty is essential for profitable reinvestment into these long-standing neighborhoods.  Most importantly, you can learn how to reinvest profitably, turn lemons into lemonade, and discover valuable business opportunities in
unlikely places.

To attend this month’s Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series entitled “Finding Opportunity in the Strangest Places – Business and Community Reinvestment”, register on Chatham’s website at Breakfast is $25/person.