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Dec 10

Delaware Today’s Women in Business Luncheon

Hello friends and Happy Tuesday

Last week I attended Delaware Today’s signature event, Women in Business Luncheon (Upstate) which was held at The Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.  This annual event is held to showcase and highlight Delaware’s women in business and provides a great opportunity to network, share and connect with others.  It was a warm and beautiful December day made even more so by the smiling faces on the many men and women who came out in support. Delaware Today Luncheon The lobby of the Chase Center was filled with hundreds of people engaged in lively conversations, and various Sponsors of the luncheon had tables of information, giveaways and games.  Music by Phillip Berger entertained the crowd with mellow sounds until noon, then we made our way into the main Ballroom for lunch and the afternoon program. Delaware Today Luncheon Delaware Today Luncheon Delaware Today Luncheon

Inside the Riverfront Ballroom each table was decorated with a fresh and fragrant floral arrangement provided by Belak Flowers.  The owner Barbara Williams was seated next to me and we had a pleasant conversation throughout lunch.  On each seat was a take-away-tote bag provided by Del-One and it contained a few goodies from Bayada, YMCAde, Goldey Beacom College, Christiana Care, Ursuline Academy, Morris James LLP and Continental Jewelers.

The meal was delicious and consisted of a mixed greens salad, 1/2 Cornish Hen, Couscous, Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower.  It was definitely far more than what I normally eat, so unfortunately the slice of cake remained uneaten!

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Dr. Maria Hess, Editor-in-Chief of Delaware Today Magazine opened the program acknowledging the recipients of this year’s Women in Business Awards. As each name was read the women stepped to the podium and it was wonderfully encouraging to see the diversity among them all.  You can find the full list of recipients along with their photos on the Delaware Today website.

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Emcee and NBC10 anchor, Tracy Davidson introduced the guest speaker, Dr. Janice Nevin, Chief Medical Officer, Christiana Care Health Systems.

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Dr. Nevin gave an enlightening and sometimes humorous presentation.  She acknowledged the men and women who challenged her, giving her the resiliency to break through sexual barriers that once held her back.   Graduating from the once all-male St. Andrews High School in Middletown, was just the beginning of her becoming “the first female” in many areas of her life including during Medical School.  

Sheer determination and learning to “lean in” makes her the wonderful wife, mother, and Chief Medical Officer who is compassionate and resilient despite the odds. 

The day ended just as it started with lots of lively conversations, networking, sharing and smiles.  

Thank You Delaware Today for honoring these wonderful women!

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  1. reversecommuter

    Looks like that was quite the Ladies who Lunch luncheon – great pics!

    1. DeDivahDeals

      Yes, it definitely was. Hope you are having a pleasant week!

  2. Pride in Photos Photography

    You are such an inspiration to me how involved you are in your community!

    1. DeDivahDeals

      Thank you my dear, I enjoy getting out and about in the little state of Delaware. There is so much going on that I never knew existed and it definitely makes life more interesting! Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

  3. Manhattan Image and Style

    It sounds like a great event and you look fabulous! :)

    Diana
    http://www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com
    New Outfit Idea Post: Soft Torn Tones

    1. DeDivahDeals

      Thank you, it was a great event and there were some wonderful women in attendance. Hope you are having a Super Saturday.

  4. Beauty Vancouver

    No cake shall be left behind! That red purse is gorgeous! :)

    1. DeDivahDeals

      Gurl..I was too full and you know I regretted it hours later!

  1. Women in Business Rock

    […] Delaware Today hosted a luncheon at the Chase Center replete with a jazz ensemble, a savory lunch, an inspiring and laughter-laden speech by Dr. Janet Nevin, and a formal acknowledgement of, gift for, and picture of each woman in business honoree with the magazine’s publisher, Robert Martinelli.  You can see pictures of the awesomeness here and here! […]

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