WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Dori Bishara

Snapshot of this year's Leadership Institute members

WILMA’s 2022 Leadership Institute, an annual nine-month program, gives area women the opportunity to learn from leaders in the region, visit a range of local companies, and serve as each others’ personal board of directors.

The program is part of WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative, created to help develop more women leaders in our area.

Meet institute member DORI BISHARA.


Bishara DoriTitle: Development Coordinator

Company: The Children’s Museum of Wilmington

How long have you been with your current employer? 9 months

Alma Mater: University of Iowa

Prior career experience (can be listed):

  • Owner, Brush and Barrel, a sip & paint art studio
  • Sales Representative, Nolita Home & Beauty
  • Retail Manager, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Retail Manager, Portland Art Museum

Current job responsibilities: At The Children’s Museum of Wilmington I facilitate fundraising activities centered around annual events. I also build relationships with businesses and individuals in our community to create partnerships to support our exhibits, programming, outreach, and museum operations.

Hobbies: I enjoy walking the loop, Recess spin classes, traveling (just returned from Egypt and Dubai!), concerts, and of course taking my two children (4 and 7) to The Children’s Museum of Wilmington!


To learn more about WILMA’s Leadership Institute and Initiative, go to wilmamag.com/women-to-watch.

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Categories: Women to Watch