Tracy Montarti of Dormont, a member of the South Hills Chapter of Woman’s Business Network Inc., received the organization’s 2019 Service Award.
The honor is given annually to one member who has distinguished herself by meritorious service in the furthering of WBN, its mission and goals.
Originally from Southern California, Montarti earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from UC Santa Cruz. She went on to Joshua Tree National Park, helping to take care of its museum collections before spending two years in Poland as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching high school English and doing community development work in the areas of education and women’s health.
In 1997, Montarti moved to Pittsburgh to attend graduate school as a Peace Corps Fellow at Duquesne University (social and public policy) and Carnegie Mellon (public administration). She then worked in various capacities with Pittsburgh’s nonprofit community dealing with environmental, sustainability and historic preservation issues.
While at Duquesne, she met and married her husband, Eric, and has since made a home in Pittsburgh with her family. Once her second child was born, she returned to her childhood love of photography, while continuing to help with local community development initiatives.
For the past 13 years, as Owner of Villa Montarti Photography, she has been helping families capture their love and connection for generations to come.
WBN was founded in 1989 and has more than 360 members in 22 chapters located across Southwestern Pennsylvania. The organization’s mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen.
For more information, visit www.wbninc.com.