FRESH TALK: Rooms of Her Own—Women, Art, and Ownership in the Hotel Industry

Part of the 2019 MakeHer Summit

The hospitality industry is changing to adapt to today’s concerns over sustainability and the preservation of place and culture. How can women hoteliers, artists, and artisans help address these concerns and lead businesses to foster their communities? Join us for a conversation that explores the ways in which innovative women are changing the industry’s business models, values, and operations.


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Required. $25 general; $20 members, seniors, students. Price includes museum admission and Catalyst cocktail hour. Program will be live-streamed at

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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 Mart, Sunday, October, 27. Shop hand-crafted arts and merchandise of local women artists and artisans.
  • MakeHER Workshops, Monday, October 28. NMWA will offer several workshops for creative entrepreneurs at all levels.


This event will have an American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation option. If interested, please email at least two weeks prior to the event.

This Fresh Talk is presented by the museum's Women, Arts, and Social Change public program initiative in partnership with Eaton Workshop

National Museum of Women in the Arts