“Madame Presidenta” screening at the PA Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University

About the Film

The Women and Girls Foundation has partnered with their sisters at ELAS Women’s Social Investment Fund in Rio de Janeiro on a project we call Madame Presidenta:  Why Not U.S.? — Vamos Meninas! (which means Let’s Go Girls in Portuguese). Watch the trailer below to learn more about it!


In January 2013, Heather Arnet, WGF’s CEO traveled to Brazil to meet with the team at ELAS to explore the changing political and economic roles women are playing in Brazil’s global leadership. While in Brazil, Arnet investigated…How Brazil came to elect its first woman president, Dilma Rousseff, in 2010? What impact her presidency is having on global markets, women’s rights and opportunities? And what can American women and businesses learn from our Brazilian sisters and their passionate and successful surge towards economic prosperity and political leadership?

How to Register

Celebrate Constitution Day with the PA Center for Women in Politics at Chatham University! Join us for a viewing of the documentary Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.? -Vamos Meninas on Wednesday, September 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Eddy Theater at Chatham University.  The film will be followed by a panel discussion. Snacks and beverages will be served.  The event is free, but registration is required.

The film premiered on WQED in March 2013, it has been shown in NYC, Washington, D.C., Chautauqua, NY, and several universities including Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh and California University of Pennsylvania. This fall, the film has additional screenings booked in New York City, Denver, San Francisco, and additional locations and universities throughout Pennsylvania.