Sharon Kelly Hake, Great Dames


While a global marketing leader at DuPont, Sharon Kelly Hake had a vision of an organization that would bring remarkable women together with the purpose of activating the “Great Dame” in each of them.

With the help of her daughter and co-founder, Heather Cassey, her family, and a steadfast group of supporters, she has taken that vision and created a vibrant community that has impacted the lives of thousands of women.

Great Dames programs and events provide the following benefits:

  • Valuable, authentic relationships

  • Synergy with others who are changing the world for women and girls

  • Personal growth and leadership development

  • Cross-generational inspiration

  • Friendship

goFirestarters has supported Great Dames with:

  • Program development

  • Ideation

  • Strategic planning

  • Writing

  • Web site development

  • Event planning

Kathy Palokoff