2006 News Recap

The Noteworthy Dozen: These are the faces behind big business …
December 25, 2006, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
As time went on, it became apparent that his casino plan may be best for the city in part because it did the least damage the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania and its director have turned …

The Devil Wears Abercrombie
December 20, 2006, By Liz Funk, Huffington Post, New York
… of feminist-minded twelve to seventeen year olds in the Girls as Grantmakers program in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, who staged a boycott (or “girlcott,” as they …

Born to a better day: One woman’s journey from a Kenyan village to …
Sunday, November 26, 2006, By Michael A. Fuoco, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
… in Hillman Library or in the Squirrel Hill apartment she rents, or working 20 hours a week at the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania, Downtown …

Youths step up as aging population slows
November 12, 2006, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“Here, it’s much more about your skills and creativity,” said Regan Chemski, 26, a native of Derry, Westmoreland County, who moved to Washington, D.C., …

The new retail branding: Instant sex messaging from kids’ chests
October 21, 2006, Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… “My mom has that one, and she’s, like, 40.”. Last year, a group of teenage girls in Pittsburgh led a “girlcott” against racy shirts sold at Abercrombie & Fitch. …

Raising Prospect of Raises
By MELISSA MEINZER, October 5, 2006, Pittsburgh City Paper
…Women still make 70 cents for every dollar earned by men in comparable professions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics; in response, the local Women and Girls Foundation is launching a new program, Catapult, to train men and women to be “negotiation coaches.” Their goal: to prepare women to ask for more money or better benefits at work…

Forum encourages girls toward math, science careers
By Laura Pace, October 5, 2006, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
… The forum was paid for with a $745 grant the students received from the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania, through a program called …

Thousands of women pack the convention center for sold-out governor’s conference
By Anya Sostek, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Friday, September 15, 2006
From Girl Scouts to grandmothers, 5,000 women packed the David L. Lawrence Convention Center…

City, county unveil Women’s Commission
By Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wednesday, September 13, 2006
… The new commission can succeed if government leaders listen to it, said Heather Arnet, director of the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania. …

Teens grant money to charitable groups
Pittsburgh Tribune, Sunday, August 27, 2006

Girls as Grantmakers grant awards
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Sunday, August 27, 2006

Grant Street ousters leave many wondering
Friday, July 28, 2006, by Dan Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
… any woman, but a woman a lot of people respected as being a very smart person,” said Heather Arnet, director of the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest …

NOW conference highlights beating the far-right
July 27, 2006, by Dan Margolis, People’s Weekly World – USA
… An award for “Women of Action” was accepted by teenagers Emma Blackman-Mathis and Jettie Fields of the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania …

Number of women executives stagnant
Thursday, July 27, 2006, by Dan Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
… “It is frustrating,” said Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania director Heather Arnet, a vocal advocate for more diversity among Pittsburgh…

Beware the gender gap: Female MBAs earning less than men, study shows
Monday, July 24, 2006, By Peter Walker for CNN
Signing up for an MBA is seen as a sure-fire way to boost your salary. And so it is — but especially if you’re a man.

Downtown T-shirt ‘Girlcotters’ get NOW award
Friday, July 21, 2006, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
… The girls, part of the Downtown-based Women and Girls Foundation’s Girls as Grantmakers program, protested store T-shirts with sayings such as “Who needs …

As NOW holds annual convention, is feminism still relevant?
July 21, 2006, by JESSICA M. PASKOP, Newsday – Long Island, NY, USA
… such as Blackman-Mathis, who was honored at Friday’s conference along with 23 other Pennsylvania girls who successfully staged a “girlcott” against clothing …

Abercrombie “Girlcotters” Get Award
July 21, 2006, The Pittsburgh Channel

NOW to honor local Girls as Grantmakers group
Friday, July 21, 2006, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

CMU exhibit shows what women wear to feel empowered
Monday, July 10, 2006, By Sally Kalson, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
… Heather Arnet, executive director of The Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania, feels it in the purple cape she bought with her own earnings at …

Carnegie Online
Summer 2006
Political issues are something the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania, which is providing financial support for The “F” Word, …

The Private Sector: Time to spread the fortune
Tuesday, May 16, 2006, by Heather Arnet
For Pittsburgh to move ahead, the annual list of area’s top-paid executives needs to shed its theme of white men in suits…I have been thinking a lot about the Fortunate 50, the Post-Gazette’s annual ranking of the region’s 50 highest-paid executives, since it appeared a week ago Sunday. You may have noticed that while last year there were three women on the list, this year there was only one woman and no people of color. What can we learn from such a list …

Agencies that help women meet here
Friday, May 05, 2006, By Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More women seeking office
Tuesday, April 25, 2006, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A two-year effort by the Women and Girls Foundation has resulted in an unprecedented number of area women running for elected state and federal offices this year.

Stupid is as ‘stupid girl’ does
Sat, Apr. 22, 2006, By Jessica Yadegaran, CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Shackling of inmates during childbirth protested
Lydia’s Place is a WGF grantee doing advocacy on this issue, interviewed as part of this article;
Wednesday, April 19, 2006, By Cristina Rouvalis, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dirty laundry: The craze of offensive t-shirts
By Ben Moffatt, Contributing Writer, Vanguard University, March 30, 2006

Women in region lag behind in employment, economic status
By Bill Zlatos, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Forum discusses women in Pittsburgh politics
By Andrew Peters, March 27, 2006, The Tartan, Volume 100, Issue 20

Top 10 Reasons for More Women
By Heather Arnet, March 21, 2006, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Top 50 in Business
March 21, 2006, Pittsburgh Post Gazette,
Business Section Feature

What do girls think is normal?
By Sally Kalson, Wednesday, March 08, 2006, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Article on Anne DiGiovanni, WGF Communications Associate
Feb 27, 2006; Volume 100, Issue 19

Leadership Profile

The Tartan Online

Abercrombie gets a new attitude
February 2, 2006

St. Petersburg Times – St. Petersburg, FL, USA
… Three months after a group of teenage girls demanded that too-cool-to-care retailer Abercrombie & Fitch stop selling T-shirts with demeaning slogans, the …

Mission Accomplished For Abercrombie ‘Girl-Cott’
January 24, 2006

WPXI.com – Pittsburgh, PA, USA

PITTSBURGH — Abercrombie and Fitch pulled the rest of the T-shirts that led to a “girl-cott” by local teens. The group protested …

Chatham College Hosts Advocacy Training for Women January 27-28

January 11, 2006

PR Newswire (press release) – New York, NY, USA
… boot camp” sponsored by the Pennsylvania Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy at Chatham College and the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest …