Innovators and Entrepreneurs: Women in Business Forum

Innovators and Entrepreneurs: Women in Business Forum

Thursday, July 28
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Free for members and employees of Corporate members; $8 general public
Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium

Influential women have shaped the city of Portland throughout its history. In 1908, author and critic Margaret Jane Mussey Sweat forever transformed the PMA with her bequest of the McLellan House and the funds to build the L.D.M. Sweat Memorial galleries in her husband's memory. As Portland evolves into a 21st century city and prepares for the next chapter in its history, prominent women throughout the business community remain at the forefront of expansion.

The PMA is proud to present a public forum featuring four such leaders, in conjunction with the exhibition, O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York. Moderated by Jennifer Hutchins, Executive Director of the Maine Association of Nonprofits, this conversation will center on the shared and differing challenges women face in navigating the creative and business worlds, the ways in which these women have found and maintained their voices, and the innovations they’ve applied to their respective industries in Maine and beyond.

Panelists:
Lisa DeSisto, CEO at MaineToday Media
Leeann Leahy, CEO at The VIA Agency
Sarah Peterson, MD, Ph.D., Research Fellow at the Myocardial Biology & Heart Failure Lab, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Elizabeth Whelan, Owner, Elizabeth Whelan Design

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Space is limited. Reservations are required. To register call (207) 775-6148.

Image: Florine Stettheimer (United States, 1871-1944), Picnic at Bedford Hills (detail), oil on canvas, 40 5/16 x 50 1/4 inches. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Gift of Ettie Stettheimer.

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