FRESH TALK: MakeHER—Women in the Creative Economy

Part of the 2018 MakeHER Summit

From art to apothecary, jewelry to furniture, apparel to accessories, women makers are stepping into entrepreneurship and growing small, creative businesses. Join four creative women entrepreneurs to explore pressing questions: as more women turn passion into enterprise and define their own trajectories, what challenges do they face? Is the creative economy a true path to artistic and financial freedom? What role does a robust woman-powered network play in the journey?

Followed by Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist, 6–8 p.m., MakeHER Mart will reopen at 6 p.m. for event attendees.



Sold Out. Ticket includes MakeHER Mart admission, access to galleries, and Catalyst cocktail hour. Exhibition galleries open to attendees before the program.


The two-day MakeHER Summit will empower and celebrate creative women entrepreneurs in a dynamic mashup of the museum’s annual Maker’s Mart and the renowned Fresh Talk public programs series. Events include:

  • MakeHER MartSunday, September 23. Shop hand-crafted arts and merchandise of 30+ local women artists and artisans.
  • MakeHER Workshops (Sold Out), Monday, September 24. NMWA will offer several workshops for creative entrepreneurs at all levels.

Fresh Talk is presented by the museum's Women, Arts, and Social Change public program initiative. The 2018 MakeHER Summit, including this Fresh Talk, is generously supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

National Museum of Women in the Arts