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WE Hatch Honor Circle Inducts Inspirational Women

WeHatch Honor Circle Inducts Inspirational Women (1)

During Women's History Month on March 16, 27 remarkable and innovative women were inducted and honored at the WE Hatch Honor Circle celebration. WE Hatch recognizes and celebrates women who are supporting and helping each other overcome the unique challenges faced by women innovators. Nominated by their peers, employees, spouses, and friends, Honors Circle members have made a lasting impact on their network and community. 

“When I first started in my career I was the only woman, so it's great now that we have an honor circle of successful women that deserve to be recognized.” shared Devona Williams, President and CEO of Goeins-Williams Associates, a 2021 Honor Circle inductee, and 2022 specialty award winner. 

Family, friends, peers, members of the Horn Entrepreneurship community, and past Honor Circle inductees came together to welcome a new group of women to the Honor Circle. The night started off with a networking hour, followed by a commemoratory dinner, where more mingling and celebration of the honorees took place. 


Many of these women expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to be recognized for all their hard work and success.  Some grateful to be celebrated and others thankful for the chance to be a part of such a prestigious network of other professional women. 

“It's nice to have this network of entrepreneurial women from different backgrounds, industries, and career paths to lean on and share experiences with,” said 2023 Honor Circle inductee Joy Hunt, a pharmaceutical sales representative at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. 

Congratulations to all of our 2023 WE Hatch Honor Circle Inductees: 

Karen Asenavge Loptes         Kamika Lynette Bell 

Jaclyn Cantler                          Cora Castle 

Jen Croneburger                     Denée Crumrine

Yolanda Curtis                         Regina Fain 

Chanel Gaither                        Carolyn Grooby 

Martha Morgan                       Catalina Natalini 

Lynnette Overby                      Jenesis Prioleau 

Michelle Schwandt                 Giftie Umo 

Lydia York                                 Maria Gunther 

Kemba Hall                              Joy Hunt 

Tiffany Mcgee                         Arianne Missimer 

Tiffany Mitchell-Jenkinson   Kristin Moore 

Dawn Willey                             Laurisa Schutt 

Cierra Hall-Hipkins

Jenesis Prioleau
Tiffany Mitchell-Jenkinson
Kemba Hall
Laurisa Schutt
Kamika Lynette Bell
Jen Croneburger
Tiffany Mcgee
Joy Hunt
Catalina Natalini
Giftie Umo

Following the inductee recognition and dinner, four specialty awards were presented to four exceptional women for extraordinary accomplishments pertaining to leadership, inspiration, innovation, and entrepreneurship: Chanel Gaither, The Founder Award; Amy Zitelmen, Amber Glassman Award;  Amy Cowperthwait, Carol Ammon Innovation Award; and Meredith Carter, Kathleen Siegfried Leadership Award.


Congratulations to these hardworking and innovative women who continue to inspire other women across all generations and professions. Horn Entrepreneurship is proud to welcome them into the WE Hatch Honor Circle and its growing network of leaders and business professionals.

The WE Hatch Honor Circle is part of the WE Hatch initiative, launched in 2020 to unleash the potential of creative, innovative and entrepreneurial women through curriculum, programming, mentorship and venture funding support. WE Hatch leverages Horn Entrepreneurship’s network and expertise to benefit University of Delaware students and women in the community.

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