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Newsmaker: Heather Arnet

Allegheny County Council honored Heather Arnet, 39, of Mt. Lebanon for directing the documentary “Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.? Vamos Meninas!” about women political leaders around the world.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 11:06 p.m.
 

Noteworthy: Allegheny County Council honored Arnet on Tuesday for directing the documentary, “Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.? Vamos Meninas!” about female political leaders around the world. The film premiered in Pittsburgh on March 8 in the Carnegie Museum of Art and will air at 10 p.m. March 29 on WQED. Arnet was named one of Women's eNews' “21 Leaders of the 21st Century” for 2014. She will be honored on May 6 in New York.

Age: 39

Residence: Mt. Lebanon

Family: Husband, David Schumway; son, Travis, 11

Occupation: CEO of the Women and Girls Foundation, a Pittsburgh nonprofit that works to ensure women and girls in Pennsylvania have equal access, opportunity and influence in all aspects of their public and private lives.

Background: Arnet has led the Women and Girls Foundation since 2004. She previously worked as director of development at City Theater, senior vice president of marketing for bulldogresearch.com and as a director of plays in New York.

Education: Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1997 with degrees in literary, cultural studies and drama.

Quote: “The inspiration (for the film) was to look at other places where women are leading their nations. … When you look at these countries led by women, what you see is cultures putting in place policies which value women.”

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