Event Summary

Hundreds of guests came together to network, share and connect at the Delaware Today & Delaware Business Times Women in Business Upstate and Downstate Luncheons.  The luncheons recognized the accomplishments of the businesswomen profiled in Delaware Today’s Women in Business editorial feature.


The downstate luncheon was held on December 6th at Baywood Greens Clubhouse and the upstate luncheon on December 13th at the Chase Center on the Riverfront.



    Delaware Today partnered with two beautiful facilities to host the 2017 luncheons. The upstate luncheon was held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.  The downstate luncheon was held at Baywood Greens Clubhouse in Long Neck.


    This year, thirty-six exemplary women were honored for their leadership and achievements in industries ranging from local nonprofits to nationally recognized companies, and everything in between.


    Jennifer Cohan, State of Delaware’s Secretary of Transportation, was the featured speaker at the downstate luncheon.  Jennifer Cohan shared her personal and professional journeys, which lead to her role as the third woman to lead Delaware Department of Transportation.


    The featured speaker at the upstate luncheon was Dr. Kathleen Matt, the Dean of University of Delaware’s College of Health Sciences.  Dr. Kathleen Matt shared many career accomplishments, including the creation of University of Delaware’s Health Sciences Complex on Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. 

  • Sponsors

    Delaware Today’s Women in Business events would not have been possible without the support of sponsors like Bank of America, Bad Hair Day, Bassett Dawson & Foy, Inc., Carman Lincoln, Cover & Rossiter, Dover Federal Credit Union, Estate & Elder Law Services, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Goldey-Beacom College, Horty, Morris James, Padua Academy, Pettinaro Residential, Sidney Thomas Jewelers, University of Delaware College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware Lerner School of Business, University of Delaware Conference Services, Wilmington Ballet Academy, Wilmington University and 99.5 WJBR.