National Women’s History Museum’s (NWHM) Senior Vice President Ann Stone and Executive Assistant JoAnn Nelson-Hooks, manned an exhibit booth on June 23, 2010 at the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s (WBENC) 11th annual National Conference and Business Fair, Women in Business 2010.
NWHM was featured alongside more than 200 of the nation’s largest corporations’ procurement and supplier diversity executives, as well as federal, state and local government agencies. Stone and Nelson-Hooks enthusiastically shared information about the Museum’s founding, proposed permanent site, legislation, online presence, and resources with a steady stream of interested conference participants.
Visitors to the booth were held in rapt attention by Stone’s numerous stories of many little known facts about women. Our public service announcement video featuring NWHM Spokeswoman Meryl Streep was played as well as a tabletop display featuring the star-studded NWHM and Good Housekeeping’s April 2010 event: Shine On: Celebrating 125 Years of Women Making Their Mark. All this information sparked the interest of many, prompting them to inquire about membership. Stone and Nelson-Hooks left this networking showcase secure in the knowledge that they had enlightened many and were pleased to have gained a few more Museum members.