20th Anniversary

Celebration & Recognition Event

“20 years of Advancing Inclusive Leadership”

20th Anniversary Milwaukee Women inc

Presenting Sponsor

Please join us as Milwaukee Women inc celebrates 20 years of advancing our mission to diversify public company boards of directors and recognize our community partners. The event will reflect on MWi’s 20 years of progress and set the stage for our continuing work in the future. “Power of 3” companies and companies with at least one woman on the board will be recognized for their commitment to gender diversity on boards.

Tues, Oct 11, 2022
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Pfister Hotel

Toni Townes-Whitley

Nasdaq’s Trailblazing Action to Diversify Boards: Intentional Strategies for Equity & Inclusion

A conversation with Toni Townes-Whitley, Nasdaq board member

The event is sold out! Contact to be added to the wait list.

Don’t miss this incredible event. Register now to secure your spot at our 20th Anniversary celebration!

Toni Townes-Whitley

Former President, US Regulated Industries, Microsoft Corporation
Independent Director, Nasdaq board
Board Trustee, United Way Worldwide

Inaugural Trailblazer Award Honorees

The Nasdaq Board

Adena Friedman, CEO & President, Nasdaq
Al Zollar, Board Member, Nasdaq & Executive Partner, Siris Capital Group, LLC

Sponsorships Available

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Contact Jackie Mortenson at | 262-389-7627

Registration information coming soon.

Event Chairs

Honorary Chair: Mary Ellen Stanek
Event Co-Chairs: Sharon Canter, Joan Prince, Lynn Sprangers, Marilyn Vollrath

Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Froedtert Health

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

Eppstein Uhen Architects

Video Sponsor


Milwaukee Women inc is an organization of professional women determined to change the face and quality of leadership in the Wisconsin business community by increasing the number of women corporate directors.

External Engagement

External Engagement

Working with the broader business and civic community to build relationships with key decision-makers

Member Engagement

Member Engagement

Serving the broader membership by providing meaningful connections and involvement



Benchmarking where we are and where we need to go


Providing resources for companies looking to place women on their boards and for women interested in serving on boards

Our Research

Since 2004, MWi has published an annual research report on the percentage of women serving on the boards of directors of the 50 largest Wisconsin public companies. Our 2021 research report, “Making an Impact,” shows the percentage of women on the boards of Wisconsin’s top 50 public companies has continued to increase. This year for the first time, we also included representation of Women of Color on Wisconsin’s top boards.

Read the full report here.

Making An Impact - 2021 Research Report

Wisconsin Top 50 Companies Executives

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