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Sep. 18, 2020 9:45 am

Set the bar high: Reimagine your remarkable life

Great Dames' global virtual conference next week aims to empower women to develop ideas that lead to positive change in policy, purpose and business.

How high can you reach with the right inspiration?

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This guest post was written by Maria Hess, senior director of executive communications at Wilmington University.
“We’ve heard loud and clear from the women in the Great Dames community that they are reimagining their lives during these exceptional times,” said Great Dames President Sharon Kelly Hake.

In response to that input, Great Dames — an organization that facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas and offers scholarships provides scholarships, programs and seed grants to women, girls, and women-focused organizations — is hosting its first international virtual conference. “Reimagine Your Remarkable Life,” from Monday, Sept. 21 to Friday, Sept. 25.

During those five consecutive days from noon to 1 p.m., participants will be part of powerful conversations led by internationally-renowned thought leaders who will encourage participants to reimagine their personal lives by overcoming obstacles and taking risks; their careers by achieving gender equity; their businesses by believing in the power of their ideas; and their communities by engaging and mobilizing others

The speakers include:

  • U.S. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, Delaware’s first Black female congresswoman
  • Joan Pendergrass, author, speaker, and wife of the late musician Teddy Pendergrass
  • Dr. Wendy Smith, a University of Delaware professor and founder of the Women’s Leadership Forum
  • Leticia Gomez, pioneering Latinx literary, film, and television agent
  • Kay White, best-selling British author and career mentor
  • Miracle Olatunji, a GenZ Phenom and founder OpportuniMe
  • DeLores Pressley, an international speaker, author, and former guest of The Oprah Winfrey Show

A highlight of the conference is the Remarkable Ideas Pitch on Thursday, Sept 24.  Ten women will compete for a $1,000 cash prize by present their business ideas for reimagining their community. The winner will be announced on Friday, Sept. 25, the final day of the conference.

“Our speakers and fellow Dames will spark our imagination, ignite our ideas, and inspire us to elevate our power,” Hake said.

Register for the conference here.

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