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Philadelphia, PA – One of Moore College of Art & Design’s values is “Leadership: We value innovation, vision, and the ability to inspire.”   This is in keeping with the College’s founder Sarah Peter Worthington’s vision of “empowering women to achieve financial independence by providing a high-quality, career-focused education.”   These statements define the purpose of Moore’s Leadership Conference for Women in the Arts scheduled for Saturday, October 17 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the College, located at 20th Street and The Parkway.    This is the third year for the conference and the first year it will be open to the public as it has been only for college students in the past.   Admission, which includes breakfast and lunch, is $10.   For tickets and more information, visit  The conference is sponsored by WHYY.

Featured speakers at this year’s Leadership Conference for Women in the Arts are Renee Chenault Fattah, NBC-10 Philadelphia, PA News Anchor, and Lisa Johnson Nutter, President of Philadelphia Academies, Inc.  In addition there will be a panel of Philadelphia arts thought leaders and breakout sessions by: Gretchen Diehl artist and jewelry designer; Abby Kowalewitz brand strategist; Ellen Owens museum educator; Emily Smith executive director at Philadelphia Magic Gardens; Lucy Smith Moore student, class of 2016; Donna Talarico creative professional, publisher, and author; Heather Ujiie artist, designer, and educator; Dianna Vass educator and department chair; and Kimberly Voigt educator and studio jeweler. 

“At this interactive, day-long conference you will learn from speakers who have achieved success by taking risks, being flexible, developing a solid network and creating collaborative endeavors,” stated Emily Johnson, Assistant Dean of Students and producer of the Conference.

Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers ten Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. Coeducational Graduate Studies programs were launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, Continuing Education programs for professional adults, the 93-year-old acclaimed Young Artists Workshop for young people, grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit


Published on September 10th, 2015