Anita M. Garrett is a journalist and management consultant. She has worked in the fields of philanthropy and community engagement for more than 20 years helping develop leaders, build capacity and create public/private partnerships globally. As a principal with The Weathers Group, a South Carolina-based consulting firm, Ms. Garrett has devised strategies for the business challenges and opportunities of diverse clients. A social entrepreneur passionate about leveraging community resources, she is currently coordinating financial stability and economic development initiatives with the United Way Association of South Carolina.
In 2013 she joined the National Women’s Leadership Council of United Way Worldwide, is Immediate Past Chair of Women In Philanthropy of The Midlands and volunteers with numerous affiliations to build effective networks that target gender inequality and discrimination. Ms. Garrett is a SC Education Policy Fellow, a graduate of the Diversity Leadership Initiative (Riley Institute of Furman University, a Global Career Development Facilitator, and a certified mediator.)