Milwaukee-area real estate executive and community volunteer Linda Gorens-Levey, partner at General Capital Group, and Milwaukee-based WEC Energy Group were recently awarded the Mary Ellen Stanek Award for Diversity in Corporate Governance by the Greater Milwaukee Committee, in conjunction with Milwaukee Women inc.
The Mary Ellen Stanek Award is given to an individual and a corporation that demonstrates a commitment to promoting diversity in their corporate structure.
General Capital Group is a prominent Milwaukee real estate firm, which has been involved with the city of Milwaukee with the development of the Century City Business Park near North 35th Street and West Capitol Drive. Over the past many years, Gorens-Levey, a Milwaukee Business Journal 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame inductee, has become a familiar face in the Milwaukee-area real estate community.
In the community, though, she’s spent nearly 10 years serving on the board of directors for United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and acting as co-chair of the GMC’s MKE United and the Sheriff Earnell Lucas Transition Team. She also helped launch a professional mentorship and career development program through the Women in Power Steering Committee, in conjunction with the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, to promote diversity and inclusivity.
In 2019, WEC Energy Group, the parent company of We Energies, was named one of America’s Best Employers For Diversity by Forbes and in 2018, spent a record $263 million with businesses qualified for its supplier diversity initiative.