WIFM Pittsburgh President Stepping Down

Founder Faith Dickinson led non-profit organization for 10 years

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PITTSBURGH (April 20, 2015) – Women in Film and Media (WIFM) Pittsburgh Executive Director Faith Dickinson is stepping down from her post, effective March 31, 2015, after 10 years at the helm of the non-profit membership organization she founded in 2004.
WIFM Pittsburgh’s mission is to improve the status and portrayal of women in film, television, and other screen-based media in Southwestern Pennsylvania and currently has nearly 100 members. WIFM Pittsburgh is a chapter of Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI), a global network comprising more than 40 chapters and 10,000 members worldwide, dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women in the industry.

Faith & Asia Carter, 2014 Scholarship recipient

Faith & Asia Carter, 2014 Scholarship recipient

“It’s been such an honor to play a role in helping to develop Pittsburgh’s burgeoning entertainment industry and expand the employment opportunities for the region’s women over the past decade,” says Dickinson.

Her most recent accomplishments include hosting the 2014 Women in Film and Television International Summit in Pittsburgh, drawing industry professionals from across the country and around the world, including Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, CNN journalist Martin Savidge, and SAG/AFTRA Vice President Gabrielle Carteris. Dickinson will remain part of WIFM Pittsburgh serving as part of the PSA Program committee.

“Faith is an incredible role model for all who work in the industry and we will continue her legacy of passionate commitment,” says Lisa Smith-Reed, board chair of WIFM Pittsburgh.

Succession plans for the volunteer executive director position are in process.