DAWN Visionaries


–Margaret Thatcher

As women in higher education, we bring insight, innovation, and resourcefulness to everything we do. No matter our title or role, our achievements are significant and worthy of celebration.

Recognizing this, DAWN will identify women Visionaries from our institutions who are doing great things in their communities, families, and careers, and highlight their accomplishments as forward thinkers and luminaries.

2023 Visionaries

Dr. Adrienne Bey, LCSW, SHRM-SCP
Wilmington University

What makes a great leader?

First and foremost, leaders are visionaries. They see and forecast challenges and opportunities from all angles. They see opportunities for success and groom people for that success. Leaders are also people whom other people want to follow. Having a leadership title does not automatically make someone a leader. READ MORE.

Beth Kirker
Goldey-Beacom College

What Inspires Me?

My role at Goldey-Beacom College as the Director of Career Services offers me a front row seat to young adults and alumni along their career journey. They come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences and, as we all do, have their own personal challenges. I have a quote hanging in my office: “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.” The students and alumni see it. I see it. And it has served as the perfect reminder that nothing will be easy or perfect—not our lives or our paths to reach our goals. But it is about how we navigate what comes at us and how we persevere. READ MORE.