ZETA21 was founded in 2001. It is comprised of ZETA21 International Inc., and our 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization; ZETA21 International Learning Foundation.
Our mission is to assist individuals who traditionally have limited access to leadership development opportunities - or individuals who may question their ability to lead because they are from traditionally under-represented groups (women, minorities, physically challenged)
The ZETA21 International Curriculum includes:
- Strengthening Communication and Presentation Skills
- Corporate Mentor and Protégé Training Program
- Customized Professional and Personal Coaching
- Sponsored community and international leadership initiatives and events
ZETA21 proactively seeks opportunities to build alliances with organizations and agencies to create leadership development opportunities where none currently exist.
Celeste TeplyProgram Manager, Arizona Magic of Music & Dance
Celeste has been dedicated to advocacy for individuals with special needs of all ages for 17 years. She began working in this field in Minnesota for Elm Homes. Since she moved to Arizona in 1993, she has continued her efforts with families of children with special needs by providing habilitation training and respite service through Creative Networks and On Angel’s Wings.
She also works for The Foundation for Blind Children in Phoenix, Arizona in a preschool setting, working with children ages 3-5 who are multiply handicapped. Celeste was voted “Employee of the Year” in 2003. She is very passionate in her work with children and is committed to providing the best experiences she can to each child. Celeste has a creative ability to provide programming that meets each child’s needs. She recognizes each person, not as disabled, but as someone who learns differently.
Cathy CrumPoint of Contact for Magic of Music & Dance – National
Cathy has been teaching some form or another of movement, theater, dance, or exercise for 30 years, and is a great believer in self-expression through movement and the performing arts. She has created many musical plays for the children of the Aspen area, including a series of productions bequeathed to the Aspen Elementary School for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Cathy also co-founded and directs theater camps for kids with disabilities, The Magic of Music and Dance program, in Colorado and Arizona. She’s proud of her contributions in the establishment of Aspen’s girls ice hockey program, the Aspen Dance Connection, the Pitkin County senior exercise program, Kids LIVE!, and the red brick gymnastics gym, but most of all, Cathy is devoted to her role as the mom of Tommy, Eri, and Ali and the grandma of Ovedia, Colt, McKenna, and Cassidy.
Our FoundersOur founders come from diverse backgrounds and bring extensive experience and expertise to the organization. These insightful leaders are dedicated to achieving the ZETA21 goals of creating exceptional leaders and supporting the development of traditionally underrepresented groups (women, minorities, physically challenged) to hold proportional leadership and decision-making positions in both the public and private sectors.
Ruth CoveyExecutive Director – ZETA21 International Learning Foundation
Ruth has extensive corporate management and executive leadership experience. She received her undergraduate degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Weber State University and her Master's in International Management from the Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). She is a native of England who spent her formative years in South Africa