We’re proud to have Rep. Sara Inamorato (HD-21) as our Workforce Development Track leader who will be helping participants and leaders come up with novel solutions to labor and employment topics including skills development, access to education and training, job placement, and creating more equitable and inclusive workplaces. This track also provides the chance to explore innovative technologies like artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and virtual reality, and better prepare workers for the jobs of the future.
As a community organizer, Sara has worked on initiatives to help workers gain access to education and training programs, and to create more equitable and inclusive workplaces. In her role as a legislator, she has introduced bills such as the Pennsylvania Promise program and the PA Workforce Development Access Act, which focus on expanding access to education and creating job opportunities for Pennsylvanians. Her experience in workforce development and innovation make her a valuable resource for those interested in developing impactful solutions to address the challenges facing our workforce today.
Which is why the XchangeIdeas innovation in workforce development track is such a unique opportunity for attendees to collaborate and create new solutions that can make a real difference in people's lives and careers.
Don't have an idea but are passionate about this topic? With HUGE thanks to SaraforAll.com and the team for the sponsorship we have a group of FREE tickets available for the upcoming design and strategy event.
More about Sara:
- Some legislative highlights:
1) Whole Home Repairs Act
- 2) Employee Ownership
- 3) Period Tracking Apps Data Privacy - upcoming
- 4) Green Jobs Tax Credit - upcoming
Additionally, Sara wanted specifically your opinion on what to focus on for the Fifth legislative priority, and has included her legislative website for feedback and input.
Representative Sara Innamorato currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Allegheny County Delegation, as a member of the House Finance, Labor and Industry, Transportation, and Urban Affairs committees, and on the boards of the Urban Redevelopment Authority and Allegheny County Housing Authority. In addition, she is a founding member of the Welcoming PA Caucus and the City-wide Task Force on Employee Ownership.
Sara graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Business. After weathering the 2008 economic crash, she secured a spot in a highly competitive leadership program at one of the largest global tech companies. Then, feeling the need to commit her skill set to serving others, she left the private sector to become a nonprofit professional, focusing on issues of vacant land reclamation, food justice, and digital equity. In 2018, she won an underdog race for State Representative by building a multi-racial, multi-generational, diverse coalition of people who care deeply about the success of this region. For Sara, this work is personal; as a teenager, she experienced the impact of the opioid epidemic and the housing instability it caused for her family. She carried these experiences to Harrisburg and introduced legislation to build a better future.
As State Representative, she has introduced dozens of bills, leading the fight to increase the supply of affordable housing, raise the minimum wage, secure environmental protections, address the opioid epidemic, establish the first Office of New Pennsylvanians, create a Working Families Tax Credit, and protect reproductive healthcare. The 2022 session culminated with the passage of Sara’s landmark Whole Home Repairs legislation which will provide $125M in critical funding to keep seniors and those facing housing insecurity in their homes while investing in climate resilience and local workforce development.
Sara is running for County Executive because while we have a lot to be proud of in Allegheny County, we face economic and social challenges requiring leadership, creativity, and risk-taking. Sara is the only candidate to bridge the gap between generations and bring together the interests necessary to create good jobs, housing for all, safe communities, a clean and healthy environment, high-quality public services, and ensure that all residents have a seat at the table. Together, Sara knows we can build a county for all of us.
Sara is a lifelong Allegheny County resident and graduate of North Hills High School. She never left and currently resides in Lawrenceville.