This week we caught up with Kelly Nestman, Center Administrator and Program Coordinator for the Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation (CWHRI). When we first met Kelly, she was a 15-year-old with a vision and a commitment to empowering women and girls. Her vision included a program for high school and…

Western PA teens selected for GirlGov

The Pittsburgh Edition of the Tribune-Review highlights three members of WGF’s GirlGov program and their recent trip to Harrisburg. About the program, WGF program manager Blayre Holmes said the following: “Some [participants] come with knowledge of the political sphere and some don’t. It adds to the diversity of the group because you don’t have to be…

Women still not sitting in many of region's board seats

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that women hold nearly 17 percent of the board seats at publicly traded companies based in Pittsburgh or which have significant operations in the region. This figure hovers below the national average of 19 percent. “While Heather Arnet, chief executive of the South Side-based Women and Girls Foundation, doesn’t expect the U.S. to…

Pittsburgh Magazine: Crossroads Conference

 Pittsburgh Magazine highlights WGF’s Crossroads Conference in March. See the photo set here: Crossroads Conference.

Being a Black Woman in Pittsburgh

Ciera Marie Young, a Coro Fellow who organized the Equal Pay Day Rally for the Women and Girls Foundation, writes about being a Black woman in Pittsburgh. Read the opinion piece here: First Person: Being a Black Woman in Pittsburgh

Personalities of Pittsburgh – Heather Arnet

Pittsburgh Business Times does a personality spotlight on Women and Girls Foundation CEO Heather Arnet. Read the full article here: Personalities of Pittsburgh: Heather Arnet  

Equal Pay Rally

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: “Participants hold up signs Tuesday during the Women and Girls Foundation’s equal pay rally in Market Square, Downtown. Equal Pay Day is commemorated annually, when groups organize nationally to raise awareness of the gender wage gap in the country.”

Pittsburgh's Equal Pay Day Rally Highlights Local Equality Efforts

 Pittsburgh City Paper reports on the 2016 Equal Pay Day Rally hosted by the Women and Girls Foundation. Read the article here: Pittsburgh’s equal-pay-day rally highlights local equality efforts

Women and Girls Foundation hosts happy hour after its Crossroads Convention

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on some highlights of the March 10, 2016 Crossroads Conference hosted by WGF. “‘Last year we had speakers talk about their personal crossroads, but this year we wanted to focus on community crossroads as well. We had a mother talk about her son’s addiction to heroin, a woman who converted to Islam in…

Crossroads Conference aimed to help women make professional connections

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: “The Women and Girls Foundation, based on the South Side, launched the conference last year as part of its mission to promote leadership and opportunities for women to advance, said Heather Arnet, the foundation’s chief executive officer. While women sometimes need assistance in the form of money or shelter if they are in crisis,…