New Delaware Peer Advisory Groups

Great Dames has launched peer advisory groups in Delaware to expand its programs as a learning organization where women ignite and enhance their personal and professional lives.

Currently, the Delaware-based non-profit offers popular programs such as the Great Dames Powerful Conversations Series and the Great Dames Remarkable Ideas Competition.

The design of the groups is based on insights gathered from the Great Dames community, which is comprised of more than 6,500 women from diverse ages, ethnic and professional backgrounds in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Additionally, the organization determined the types of support and skills women need based on its extensive experience in mentoring programs.

Great Dames has peer advisory groups operating in Rochester, New York and Philadelphia.

“These groups are a safe haven and personal think tank,” says Great Dames CEO Sharon Hake. “Groups like this are incredibly effective because they rely on confidentiality, peer support and focused dialogue to help women realize their own power and purpose. We are dedicated to helping women tap into their inner Great Dame.”

The Great Dames Peer Advisory groups provide a unique way to learn and share with peers under the direction of a trained facilitator.  Each group, which is limited to 20 women, is customized to the particular needs of its members. The groups also have a community service component that allows participants to give back to the community with like-minded women.

“Too often women put themselves last,” adds Hake. “We enable women to carve out important time to spend on themselves while enjoying laughter, wisdom and sisterhood. Among the many reasons women join are to expand their circle of support; seek guidance in new ventures; improve success in male-dominated industries; and engage in introspection as they move toward personal growth.”

Sharon Kelly Hake