2023 Interview

Antonia Bowring

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Let’s kick off the first woman featured in the series with Antonia Bowring!

Antonia is dedicated to creating opportunities for women to thrive in the workplace and beyond. She has served on several nonprofit boards including Hot Bread Kitchen, which helps low-income women secure living wage jobs in the food sector, and COHME, which pays home health workers a living wage while providing vital support to families in need. Antonia is also involved with the International Rescue Committee where she provides executive coaching to leaders working to make a difference in the lives of refugees worldwide.


“Guess what? You can’t have it all. Not at the same time ”

The Interview


“I want to be remembered for being Awake … Alert. Optimistic. Full of possibility. And helping other people awaken to their possibilities, their futures, how they can flourish and how they can thrive.”

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Brought to you by Global Merchant Partners

This year’s series wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our amazing sponsor, Global Merchant Partners. GMP is a minority and woman-owned business headquartered in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and has a new office in The Villages in Florida. Their clients are national.

From credit card processing to gift card programs, they strive to deliver the highest increase in gross profits and retained earnings to their clients. They estimate that 90% of the business owners they speak to don’t realize how much they’re overpaying in card processing fees. Or that there’s a zero-fee option.

  • Avoid payment schemes that hide batch fees, equipment fees (even when it’s supposed to be “free”), and much, much more.
  • Cut your processing costs dramatically.
  • Add some predictability to your cash flow.

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Inspiring Women 2023: Chelsea Clark

Inspiring Women 2023: Chelsea Clark

Chelsea Clark is the Organizational Culture and communications Director at L&W Insurance. She’s the driving force behind the agency’s internal culture, employee relations, and external communications. L&W Insurance loves giving back to the Delaware community and Chelsea helps make that happen through hosting events that provide support for various Delaware Nonprofit organizations. In her free time, Chelsea is a Charity Liaison for Gals That Give, a nonprofit organization on a mission to cultivate local community nonprofits. Chelsea is also the Chair of the Marketing & Communications Committee at the WRK Group and has worked with other organizations/initiatives like the Delaware Community Foundation, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Greater Kent Committee, and Spur Impact. Chelsea truly embodies the spirit of community service and making a difference.

Inspiring Women 2023: Cynthia Robinson

Inspiring Women 2023: Cynthia Robinson

Today, we have the privilege of speaking with Cynthia Robinson, the pastor at New Ark UCC. She’s been nominated by former Delawarian Anne Green, as a dedicated community leader, trusted advisor, and supporter for social justice. She is deeply involved in organizing events and marches that advocate for the dignity and rights of vulnerable and marginalized populations. We’re excited to interview Cynthia about the difference she’s making in her community.

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