Power of Women Leadership Series
The Power of Positive Social Change
July 25, 2013 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
About the Facillitator
Heather Arnet: CEO
The seminar will invite participants to explore characteristics among women who catalyze social change; an uncanny ability to network, problem solve, and seek justice. The challenges and successes in the not for profit world of community benefit organizations will be featured; creating and leading strong boards, the impact of change on mission, effective communication to stakeholders and the wrapping of social responsibility back to business strategy.
At WGF, Arnet spearheads our efforts to develop the female leaders of tomorrow, while investing in better public policy today. Heather joined WGF as its first CEO in 2004. Prior to joining WGF, Heather worked in marketing, business development, and government affairs in the private and non-profit sectors. She is passionately committed to social justice and gender equity. While working for women’s rights is her work at WGF, it is also her life’s work. Arnet has been identified as one of Pittsburgh’s “Top 40 under 40” by Pittsburgh Magazine, as one of the “Top Twelve Noteworthy Business Leaders” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and received the Diamond Award, for “Outstanding CEO Leadership” by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Arnet has her B.A. degree from Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to her work with the Foundation, Arnet writes and directs feminist theatre throughout the country, and serves as a Board Member of the Ms. Foundation for Women, and on the Advisory Boards of WQED Multimedia and The Forbes Funds.
Suzanne Weaver, Professor Cedar Crest College, MSW
At Cedar Crest College, Suzanne teaches, travels around the world and conducts research. Included in her research is:
Research and Humanitarian Aid Trip to Nepal (2001) Research focused on third world medicine as it relates to life span. Participated in medical rounds in the medical rounds at the Paten Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal, donated medical equipment, and painted and cleaned the pediatric outpatient clinic. Toured rural community health projects that delivered education and medical services in remote mountainous regions. Researched traditional healers and shamans role in rural areas and their relationship to western medicine.
Visiting Scholar to Hong Kong University- The Center for Applied Ethics Scholarship award was a result of an international call for research proposals sponsored by the Ethics Department at Hong Kong Baptist University. Research involved a cross cultural analysis of health care and biomedical ethics with a focus on elderly women. Presented lectures at several health care facilities and at Shatin Hospital and the University.
Humanitarian Aid Trip to South Africa (2005 and 2008) Delivered educational materials to a rural territory pre-school taught in an elementary school and participated in a summer camp for teens. Assisted in the Central Methodist Church distribution of food to Zimbabwe refugees and street children in Johannesburg