Saybrook University and the Saybrook Alumni Association are pleased to announce that Organizational Systems Alumna Dr. Myrna Araneta was awarded the 14th Annual Women of Distinction Award in Education by the Southern Nevada Division of The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Founded in 1975, NAWBO is known as the voice of America’s 10.6 million women-owned businesses.
The award celebrates Dr. Araneta’s commitment and advocacy for improving opportunities and advancement of women through the education of individuals, groups, and companies, with a focus on impacting the systems that help level the playing field for women and minorities. She was recognized as a role model for her peers, for leading by example, and for breaking new ground as an agent for transformational change in organizational systems.
Dr. Araneta was also honored with Certificates of Commendation by United States Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller; United States Congresspersons Shelley Berkley and Joe Heck, D.O.; and the Governor of the State of Nevada, Brian Sandoval.
Dr. Araneta, Founder & Principal Consultant of A Consulting Group Network®, describes her role in organizations as one of “providing value-added partnerships with individuals, groups, and organizations in their pathways to change and transformation, resulting in clarity of insights and effective execution of solutions.” Myrna earned her Doctorate in Organizational Systems at Saybrook University in August of 2009, completing her dissertation, Sustained Personal Transformation During Midlife, with Dr. John Adams as Dissertation Chair.
In 2011, Dr. Araneta published Inspiring Lives: Personal Stories of Sustained Transformation, an inspirational exposition filled with insights about the process of change that can lead to personal transformation.
With a total of 25 years in various roles as leader, manager, and internal consultant in organizational development and effectiveness, Dr. Araneta currently consults as a leadership and business organizational systems coach, and conducts in-depth workshops on Integrated Life Redesign and the use of Labyrinths and Mazes in charting pathways to transformation.
The award was presented at a special celebration at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 20, 2012.