Reflecting on her twenty years as a volunteer with PA Women Work brings back wonderful memories for Carla E. Frost. “It was so much fun to be part of the original Circle of Hope,” she recounted. “During those first few years, the late Steelers great Dwight White would show up to help sell raffle tickets. He could always charm the guests into buying more tickets than they had originally planned!”
Over the past two decades, Carla has served as an active member of our Corporate Advisory Committee, assisted with our advocacy efforts, leant her hiring expertise to mock interview sessions, sold raffle tickets and so much more. “What I love most about Carla,” said PA Women Work Executive Director Kristin Ioannou, “is the energy and enthusiasm that she brings to her volunteerism. She deeply cares about the women we support and is personally invested in our mission to empower women in the workplace.”
Carla’s own testimonial on what keeps her engaged highlights her connection to the mission: “I believe that women facing obstacles to gainful employment need and deserve a network of support and resources. The countless connections and collaborations that PA Women Work facilitates are transformative for clients.”
Carla would like to see more volunteers get involved. “I like to say that PA Women Work is women-bred and women-led, and that by volunteering, women have the opportunity to provide solutions from an inclusive, woman-centric perspective. We bring insights through the lens of working, career-oriented women, who are uniquely positioned to open doors to places that can truly impact the economic trajectory of other women in our region.”
Thank you, Carla E. Frost, for twenty years (and counting!) of volunteering your time and expertise to support our clients on their journeys to meaningful and family-sustaining employment.
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