Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 16, 2012
MBA Women International(MBAWI) announced today a national strategic alliance with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement and the World Heart Federation – the global leader for heart disease awareness. MBAWI will host their annual Leadership Conference and Career Fair October 18-20 in Phoenix, Arizona. On Friday October 19, 2012 the MBAWI will recognize this partnership with a Go Red night along with “Kick Off Your Heels” night – a night for the women professionals to take care of themselves.
Go Red For Women is committed to fighting heart disease in women through awareness, education and encouraging women to take action to be healthier.
MBAWI is inviting conference attendees on Friday evening to “Kick Off Their Heels”, bring their flip flops and wear something red for this evening of networking and enjoyment. Tickets for the evening alone can be purchased at the door for $25.00
In 2003, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the American Heart Association and other organizations committed to women’s health joined together to raise awareness of women and heart disease. The NHLBI introduced the red dress as a national symbol for women and heart disease awareness and the American Heart Association and World Heart Federation adopted this symbol to create synergy among all organizations committed to fighting this cause around the world.
“At MBAWI we are extremely pleased to partner with World Heart Federation and American Heart Association - like-minded and interested in not just building women leaders but keeping them around and healthy to grow into the C-suite and onto Boards of Directors,” says Gail Romero, CEO MBA Women International. “As an organization that builds women leaders we understand that our women are under a tremendous amount of stress – between careers, family, friends and colleagues everyone comes to us to ask for help, guidance and support. We often do not do enough for our own selves so it is critical for us to find the right organizations and resources that help us gain insight into things we need to think about to maintain good lives and futures – the leadership for the 21st century! Little things like kicking off our heels and taking a break to look at our heart health. We are in charge – so taking charge of our own health is just about one of the most important things we can do to maintain our leadership in the world.”
In a recent interview at Clinton Global Initiative Johanna Ralston, CEO, World Heart Federation noted “Go Red for Women was such a great idea that we saw this campaign as an important way for us to bring the issue to the world stage so we of course wanted to be a part of it. It is amazing how it has taken off and we hope that it will continue to bring about the awareness of women’s heart health as an important aspect of taking care of the central woman in your life – you!”
MBAWI expects 1,000 of the nation’s top female graduates and professionals with multinational and national corporations and significant MBA universities to discuss how to realize the dream of a better, stronger and more diverse future to gather at the Conference in October. Through the use of leadership training combined with appropriate education, culture and policy as well as soft skills, MBAWI members bring leadership to a whole new level.
ABOUT MBA Women International
MBA Women International is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of business women as corporate leaders, executives and entrepreneurs- enriching workforce diversity around the world.
It serves four related client groups: female MBA students, female business professionals and entrepreneurs, universities and corporate partners.
In 2004, the American Heart Association (AHA) faced a challenge. Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an “older man’s disease.” To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women – a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health. The World Heart Federation became a supporter of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” to address the international community and encourage others to take charge of their heart health around the world.