Thursday, June 4, 2009

Five Valley Women Earn
Golden Heart of Business Awards
for Philanthropy

Phoenix, Ariz. --- June 2, 2009--- AZ magazine, a division of Republic Media, announced the winners of its Golden Heart of Business Awards for philanthropy today. These awards have been presented since 1996 by Arizona Woman and are now featured in AZ Magazine. The magazine features information about this prestigious award and insight into the personal lives, professional achievements and philanthropic work of the five Valley women chosen:

Dana Campbell Saylor has committed herself to developing women as she advises the YWCA board in development of strategic plans and implementation of programs and services to the community.

Joanie L. Flatt contributes public relations for a variety of causes and built the firm she founded nearly 20 years ago primarily around clients who make a difference in people's lives.

Leslie Motter sits on the boards of various philanthropic foundations as she manages about 3,300 Valley employees who work in the American Express centers.

Marisue Garganta has worked on 100+ community programs during her eight years with St. Joseph's including the United Way's Success by 6 program and the Maternity Outreach Mobile.

Rasheda Worthy provides health programs and other services for at risk families, and community outreach to youths and adults.

AZ magazine helps you celebrate the joys of Valley living with a fresh look at style, culture and people like these exceptional individuals. Laura Trujillo, editor of AZ magazine said, "We are excited to showcase these women and honor their contributions to the business world, and most importantly, the work they do with various non-profit organizations to help the people of Arizona."
Discover how these local women are making a positive impact in your community. Don't miss this inspiring issue of AZ magazine, celebrating Valley women in leadership.

Throughout June, AZ magazine and The Arizona Republic will profile dynamic women leaders, examine the state of women's leadership, and offer strategies for women to use in challenging times. The series of stories will be capped off with the July announcement of the 2009 Arizona Woman of the Year. Look for the winner in the July issue of AZ magazine.

Republic Media is a multi-media company delivering local news and information to the Phoenix marketplace. Republic Media reaches over 1.1 million Phoenix adults every day. Among its product portfolio are The Arizona Republic,, La Voz, AZ Magazine, and several other print and online products.

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