Art Museum to host Conversations with Women Making a Difference

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On October 10,  the Delaware Art Museum will host the next event in a series of conversations with women making a difference in Delaware. All are welcome – men as well as women.
 
Carol Arnott-Robbins, founder of NEWS4Women, will facilitate a panel discussion with Doneene Damon, Dr. Velma Scantlebury, and Amira Idris Radović, followed by a Q & A session. Topics will include career highlights, life stories, and hard-earned wisdom from these three influential women. (See Bios below).
 
The evening will also include a short preview of an upcoming exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum, Posing Beauty in African American Culture , which opens on October 19.
 
Early-bird tickets are $35 until October 4, when the ticket price will be raised to $40. Tickets will also be sold at the door. All proceeds benefit the Delaware Art Museum. Networking and refreshments are included. (networking will be from 5:30-6:00; the program will start just after 6:00). Register online at this link.
 
The event is jointly sponsored by Blue Blaze Associates and  NEWS4Women.
 
This is the last event in this panel series for 2019. Dates for Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware in 2020 will be announced soon.
 
This series aligns with the Museum’s new strategic direction, which focuses on becoming a more inclusive, relevant community resource. Their goal is to become a space where people can come together on equal terms to engage in cultural and civic discourse. Learn more at delart.org.
 
Bios
 

Doneene Keemer Damon is the president of Richards Layton & Finger, Delaware’s largest law firm. She is the first African American woman to be elected president of a major Delaware law firm and was the first African American to make partner at RLF. 

Amira Idris Radović is the CEO & Founder of TheraV, a startup company developing wearable devices for nerve pain. She has a master’s degree in entrepreneurship and design from the University of Delaware, and a bachelor’s degree from UD in biomedical engineering, biomechanical engineering, and bioelectrical engineering.

Velma P. Scantlebury, M.D. is the first African American woman in the field of transplantation surgery. She is the Associate Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Christiana Care Health System, as well as the Director of Outpatient Clinics for kidney transplant services.

Carol Arnott-Robbins is a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach. She specializes in collaborating with financial planners, attorneys, real estate appraisers, therapists, and other professionals to build a team around the specific needs of each client. Prior to her career in real estate, she spent 25 years providing financial planning and divorce strategy planning services, especially for women at pivotal points in their financial lives. She is the founder of Network to Encourage Women’s Support For Women (NEWS4Women), an initiative to build collaborative community and economic opportunities for women and to support local nonprofit organizations.

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