Our Remarkable Women Series
just got better! 

Dear Great Dames, We heard you! You want to hear remarkable ideas and pitches AND engage in conversations with inspiring women. Done and done!
  • March: Bernice Whaley, Cabinet Secretary & Director at Delaware Economic Development (DEDO), joins our Ideation session and shares her hard-earned success story.
  • April: a slate of high-powered Judges, Remarkable Pitch Presenters, and YOU vote for your favorite IDEA from among the five finalists!  Expect a
    nail biter!
  • May: Cabinet Secretary of Health and Social Services, Rita Landgraf, announces the WINNER of the Remarkable Ideas Competition II!
Tickets are selling quickly!  Please join us for this riveting series.
 Each Event Hosted By: Pizza By Elizabeths 3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE

Ticket proceeds donated to Great Dames Fund to support causes that empower Women & Girls.
Competition info
$25,000 Winner Package


What does it mean to be a Great Dame?
Pauline Brittingham, founder, PRB Designs

A chat with millennial entrepreneur, volunteer, board member, founder of PRB Designs and Great Dame extraordinaire, Pauline Brittingham:
What Inspires You? "Professionally: Most of my design inspiration comes from getting out and trying something new. Personally: Ordinary people who do extraordinary things."
What's the Best Advice You've Ever Received? "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. I've had many mentors who encouraged me throughout my life, but not until I began to take on how smart, resourceful, and powerful I can be, did any magic start happening."
What does it Mean to be a Great Dame? "A Great Dame is open about her  experiences and honest enough to tell it like it is -- not sugar coating the road to success while leaving out the failures. Her power lies in her ability to share her life in such a way that it inspires others to do the same whether
they believe they can or not."  


What do YOU Think?
Great Dames have a lot to teach each other and we want to learn from
you. Please click on the link below and respond to our brief 5-question interview.  Your name will be entered in a drawing for tickets to our Spring 2016 series


Mentoring Other Women is 
Powerful and Impactful. 
Do you agree?

Share your power & change a life. Consider becoming a Mentor.  It will be one of the most rewarding relationships in your life 

Paul Pruitt Photography

"It was through the Women in Action Program where I met my mentor and good friend, Nina Sherak, who came into my life just in the nick of time. If you're not a mentor or a mentee, I implore you to consider becoming one today, Mentorship helped to mold me into the woman that I am today and will continue to shape me into the woman I want to be."
( Cimone Philpott,  
WIA Mentee)
Muriel E. Gilman Women in Action Mentoring Program
Currently recruiting Mentors for Class of 2017
Application Deadline March 1, 2016

Muriel E. Gilman Women in Action is a mentoring program of United Way of Delaware  
Women's Leadership Council in partnership with Great Dames.

'Discover Your Inner Leader' TEDxTalk 

Discover Your Inner Leader by  asking yourself 4 simple but powerful questions.  Click on the link to view our TEDxTalk . Our  free discovery tool is available to guide you.   

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