EVP and Head of PNC Real Estate, PNC Financial Services Group
Few women's organizations are as exclusive as the Committee of 200; to even apply for membership in the networking group, a woman must own a business that generates at least $25 million in annual revenue or run a business line that has annual net income of $250 million or more.
Diana Reid, the head of real estate for PNC Financial Services, is among its members. The business line she runs is among the 10 largest commercial real estate lenders in the country, with more than $30 billion of loans outstanding.
Celebrating the accomplishments of women is part of the fun, but the main mission for the Committee of 200 is to support and nurture future generations of female entrepreneurs — a longtime passion of Reid's.
Throughout the year, the group hosts forums at leading universities in which committee members like Reid share their insights with MBA candidates and college undergraduates. Its charitable foundation, of which Reid is a board member, provides scholarships to women who aspire to lead businesses and sponsors a program that provides mentoring and training to women-owned companies.
Reid has been equally active supporting both PNC's female clients and employees. As co-chair of the Women in Business steering committee, she implements strategies to deepen relationships with female customers based on better understanding their needs.
Reid is also executive sponsor of PNC Women Connect, an employee research group dedicated to advancing the careers of female staff.