A visionary leader, Renee has worked on nonprofit boards dealing with public relations, growth, community outreach, and donor relations. Renee has been the recipient of multiple honors and awards in and around the Pittsburgh area and the State of Pennsylvania. She is a sought-after speaker on topics relating to business, women in business, entrepreneurship, and networking. Renee's book, Empower, was published in March 2013, and she contributed a chapter and wrote the foreword for Twenty Won, in 2021. She is a continual and tireless WBE/MBE advocate and spends time mentoring and working with women and minorities to help them start and grow their businesses.
SPEO - Southwestern Pennsylvania Engineering Outreach
MACC - Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce
Greater Pittsburgh BPW, Introduction of Guest Speaker - Bonnie DiCarlo
Biz Bevs & Bites in the Burgh and Beyond Podcast
Chatham University - Center for Women's Entrepreneurship (CWE)
Meet the Twenty Won Authors
Bill Flanagan Show – “Big Table Leadership Pittsburgh”
KDKA Radio – Bill Flanagan Show Guest and Speaker
ASID – PA West Tradeshow, Luncheon Speaker “Networking… Getting on Board”
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) – "How to Keep Customers"
NAWBO – Virginia / Atlantic Conference Speaker
Pittsburgh Business Times – SmartReader Seminars (weekly workshops)
Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP) – Impact Conference, Philadelphia, PA
ESPN Radio – Duquesne University Entrepreneurs Growth Conference Speaker
Duquesne University Entrepreneurs Growth Conference
Seton Hill College – NECWB Conference Speaker
WPTT Radio – Jerry Bower Show Speaker on Minority Contracting
Allegheny County – Citizens Council Speaker, various towns and senior centers
Renee provides SO MUCH information in so little time. Her 2020 word was PIVOT and boy, did she ever! From restarting her award-winning business Decorating Details, to completing the Professional Coaching program at Duquesne University, to helping people find comfort through food and cooking with her side project Cooking With Renee DeMichiei Farrow – she stayed B-U-S-Y.