September 24, 2018

Aspirant Named as 2018 Corporate Citizenship Award Winner

September 17, 2018 / Press Release The Pittsburgh Business Times honored companies in Pennsylvania for “outstanding philanthropic contributions and collaborative relationships with nonprofit, civic and government organizations”

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September 20, 2018

Aspirant Vice President Judy Johnson Speaking at “Halfway to International Women’s Day” Event

Pittsburgh, PA, August 31, 2018 – Judy Johnson, Ph.D., the Vice President of Aspirant, a Pittsburgh-based global management consulting and technology firm, is speaking at a “Halfway to International Women’s Day” event on Friday, September 7 at Alloy 26 in Pittsburgh. The breakfast discussion and networking opportunity, which is from 8-10 a.m., promises "to reconnect and re-band to examine the progress we’ve made in our endeavors to push for gender parity and champion all women around us."

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September 20, 2018

Aspirant Named as One of Pittsburgh’s Top Tech Companies

August 20, 2018 / Press Release Pittsburgh Technology Council to name winners on October 25, 2018 as part of Tech 50 event

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September 20, 2018

Aspirant and Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh Celebrate ‘Connection of Hope Day’ as Proclaimed by Mayor’s Office to Release Domestic Violence Intervention App RUSafe

Photo from left to right: Aspirant President Mike McClaine, Office of Mayor Assistant Chief of Staff Lindsay Powell, WC&S Interim CEO and Chief Program Officer Nicole Molinaro Karaczun, and Aspirant Client Engagement Manager Kristen Gabrielli. Aspirant and Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) held a launch event for the Pittsburgh community to release the new version of the RUSafe mobile app, along with other life-saving resources, to ‘empower our region to advocate, protect, and provide hope for millions of lives impacted by domestic violence.’ Joining in the celebration as supporters of this initiative were the Office of the Mayor, United Way of Southwest PA, Southwest PA Says No More, and business and community leaders. To commemorate this event and the launch of the RUSafe app – developed by Aspirant and officially launched first within the Pittsburgh community – Lindsay Powell, assistant chief of staff, Office of Mayor William Peduto, presented a proclamation declaring June 27 as WOMEN’S CENTER & SHELTER OF GREATER PITTSBURGH CONNECTION OF HOPE DAY, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Connection of Hope is also the name of Aspirant’s larger campaign to raise awareness of and help prevent domestic abuse. The event, which included two sessions to accompany guests, was attended by more than 225 attendees, and designed to build awareness and recruit volunteers to champion domestic violence intervention and provide information and tools, including the RUSafe app, to share in their communities – and reach those who need it most. RUSafe is now available to download across the United States, and Aspirant and WC&S are planning a national launch event in fall 2018. Audience members at Alloy26 asking questions to the speaker's panel. From left to right: Aspirant Accounting Specialist Ashley Sprowls, RUSafe Coordinator Kathy Marecic, WC&S Interim CEO and Chief Program Officer Nicole Molinaro Karaczun, President Mike McClaine, and Office of Mayor Assistant Chief of Staff Lindsay Powell. This release comes shortly after Aspirant developed and launched a new version of its Bright Sky app in the UK with Hestia and The Vodafone Foundation. The app is the UK's first mobile app to help people affected directly by domestic abuse, as well as friends, family members and colleagues who may be concerned about someone they know. The new version was officially released in May 2018. Connection of Hope Day Event WTAE’s Sally Wiggin, who is on WC&S’ Advisory Board, emceed the event, which featured speeches by Aspirant President Mike McClaine and WC&S’ Interim CEO and Chief Program Officer Nicole Molinaro Karaczun about the history and importance of RUSafe. Then RUSafe Coordinator Kathy Marecic introduced the new app and its features, and Ashley Sprowls gave an overview of a toolkit -- including flyers, business cards, information about RUSafe, and more -- that attendees would be taking home to help share the app in their communities. Wiggin then led a question and answer section to finish off each of the two sessions. “We are thrilled to be working with Aspirant on the latest version of the RUSafe app, and honored to launch it first in Pittsburgh,” said WC&S Interim CEO and Chief Program Officer Nicole Molinaro Karaczun. “Now available in three languages and including new features focused on safety planning, links to resources, and a comprehensive journal tool, the RUSafe app is more robust than ever before. Our hope is this event and new connection to these critical resources will not only help those in abusive relationships, but also concerned friends, family, and colleagues.” Attendees mingling before the event at Alloy26. RUSafe Coordinator Kathy Marecic, presenting RUSafe's new features. “We are proud to be working with Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh to launch the new version of RUSafe. This initiative utilizes Aspirant’s work at the forefront of technology and mobile applications to positively impact a cause that changes lives,” said Mike McClaine, president of Aspirant. “The new features we’ve been working on make the app even better positioned to help potential victims of domestic abuse, as well as inform those closest to them. RUSafe is a key component of the Connection of Hope campaign, which is dedicated to raising awareness of and helping prevent domestic abuse.” RUSafe History As of May 2018, version 1 of the RUSafe app:

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September 20, 2018

A Connection of Hope: Aspirant Announces Campaign to Help Prevent Domestic Abuse

The desperate reality of domestic abuse The yelling is starting again. That same fear is bubbling up inside. You don’t know what to do. You’re in your own home; the place where you’re supposed to be protected from the world, yet you constantly feel trapped inside it. A feeling of terror and helplessness goes through your body. What do you do now? According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, every year more than 10 million women and men experience domestic violence in the United States. Victims of domestic violence often find that the person who is supposed to care for them the most is often the one causing them the most mental and physical pain. Sadly, they often don’t know to whom to turn for help. Aspirant announces expanded domestic abuse campaign On November 6, Aspirant announced an expanded campaign to directly impact the domestic abuse problem. As part of the announcement, Aspirant President Mike McClaine stated, “Our company has historically been passionate about the prevention of domestic abuse. As we work to grow our business impact, we are also determined to expand our social impact as well. That led to us concentrating our efforts on the prevention of domestic abuse". Aspirant kicked off its upweighted campaign with a meeting on November 13 at its headquarters in Nova Place to introduce our strategy to key Pittsburgh business and community leaders. Our goal is to ensure that our program has the greatest impact possible, so we asked these leaders to help shape our strategy and provide input on a series of related events and opportunities to support this critical cause. In addition to having leaders from major businesses around the city, we were proud to have leaders from the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S), and the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania at the initial meeting.

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