Heather Arnet


Heather Arnet is an advocate for women and girls rights locally, nationally, and internationally.  As Chief Executive Officer of the Women and Girls Foundation, Arnet works to develop the female leaders of tomorrow while advancing women's rights today.

At the Foundation, Arnet has helped pass twelve new state laws to advance women's rights. She led the Foundation's successful "Girlcott" against Abercrombie & Fitch, and it's "Zero No More" initiative to increase female representation on corporate boards. She is the Writer/Director of the documentary film “Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.?” premiering on WQED/PBS in 2014. Through the film, Arnet, the great-granddaughter of a suffragette, explores how so many other countries have elected female presidents prior to the U.S. and what Americans can learn from our international sisters.

Arnet serves on the Board of Directors of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the International Women's Funding Network and is a regular Op-Ed writer for Huffington Post, Daily Beast's Women in the World, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Arnet has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC and CBS Nightly News.