Saturday, November 16
6:00pm-9:00pm Dinner and Awards Ceremony
August Wilson Center for African-American Culture
A few seats remain, but our online ticket sales are now closed. If you wish to purchase tickets please call 412-434-4883 and speak directly with Mary Marciano.
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This Year’s Honorees
This Year’s Event Invitation
Event Chairs & the Host Committee
Event History and Past Honorees
What to Wear to the Gala
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Keynote Address: “Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.?”
Showcasing Brazil’s new Presidentá, Dilma Rousseff, as a compelling example of strong female leadership, filmmakers and women’s rights activists Heather Arnet (CEO, Women and Girls Foundation) and Veronica Marques (Co-Executive Director, ELAS) traveled throughout Brazil in 2013. Together they interviewed engaged citizens and community leaders to discover:how Brazil came to elect its first female president,what impact her presidency is having on women’s rights and opportunities, and the relationship between progressive public policies and female leadership globally. During their keynote address, Heather and Veronica will share personal experiences from this incredible professional journey and collaboration – the first international collaboration in WGF history! We will also show a sneak peak of the resulting one-hour documentary film “Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.?” which will premiere in 2014 on Pittsburgh’s own WQED and at the Femina Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro. With the documentary, WGF will be able to share global lessons which each of us can use to enhance female leadership within our companies and communities, regionally and throughout the United States.To view the trailer for “Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.?” click image above.
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