What Do Great Dames Think?



We are following some Remarkable Women in the Great Dames community.  
They are teaching us what it means to activate their "GreatDamenes" and leave their
Mark on the World. We had an opportunity to speak with Betsy LeRoy, successful restaurateur for more than 20 years, who has been recognized as "Delaware's BEST" in every category, because she CARES about her customers,
her employees and the community.  She's a Great Dame!


What does it mean to be a Great Dame? 
Interview with Betsy LeRoy, owner, 
Pizza by Elizabeths 


                                                                                                                                                Photo from Delaware Today 

Q. What does it mean to be a Great Dame?  

Betsy: "Treating people well and trying to help others whenever I can. It doesn't matter whether you are a super successful business woman or a great Mom,

you can be Great Dame."


Q. Best advice you've ever received?
Betsy: "From my business partner, Betty: 'It's not that you can't do it, it's that you don't know how to do it - yet! Don't worry about it, you'll learn.'"
What do you think it means to be a Great Dame? 

Very Special TEDxWilmingtonSalon

focuses on Second Chances 



A very special TEDxWilmingtonSalon is planned on July 31  
at Baylor Women's Correctional Institution (Baylor),
when 6
inmates from Baylor will join
 6 creators, catalysts, entrepreneurs, artists and designers,  

including Sharon Kelly Hake
, Dan Gottlieb, Patricia Beebe,
Michael Kalmbach, Chris Darling, and Joe del Tufo, 
 who share what they are most passionate about.  


Sharon Kelly Hake's TEDxTalk, is entitled

"Discover Your Inner Leader."  


 Tickets: http://www.tedxwilmington.com/tedxwilmingtonsalon


"Startup Women" Interview
with DE Women Entrepreneurs

Andrea Gibbs  interviews several DE Women Entrepreneurs -- Tanya Whye,  
Sharon Kelly Hake & Donna Duffy -- on "FIRST," DE Newsmagazine on WHYY.

Check it out: http://whyy.org/cms/first/#sthash.Is219Z27.dpuf  





Pearls: Women Who Radiate Success
by Fred Dawson

Join NAWBO DE for a special evening with Fred Dawson,
author of  " Pearls -- Women Who Radiate Success" on August 6.   
Fred shares some "aha" moments from his brand new book, 
which features s everal women leaders from the Great Dames Community. 
Fred is a HUGE supporter of women in business. Join us!   




 Thursday, August 6th at 5:30pm - 8:30pm 

Location: Fred Dawson's Home

37 Trimble Turn Hockessin, Delaware 19707 


Click here to register now!



Coming soon.... 

Fall 2015 Powerful Conversations  
at Pizza by Elizabeths

Photo by Paul Pruitt Photography   
Extraordinary women sharing their stories of inspiration and impact! You won't believe  what we have planned for you this Fall 2105. Details and dates are coming soon. Stay tuned!!!



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What's Your Idea?
Great Dames Remarkable Ideas Competition II

Photo by Paul Pruitt Photography

You wowed us with your innovative ideas during our first women-only pitch event last year. Now it's time for Round 2. Our theme is Health and Wellness.
Start your ideas flowing. Our competition is currently being planned, and we expect nothing short of REMARKABLE!


In the interim, join the Great Dames Remarkable Ideas Community -- 

as an entrepreneur, mentor, innovator or supporter.





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