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2021 Women in Business Symposium

August 19, 2021

Davis|Kuelthau supported BizTimes Media’s annual Women in Business Symposium event (in person) on Thursday, August 19th at the Italian Community Center from 7:30 – 11:30 AM.  The event featured a panel of area women business executives who discussed best practices and strategies to overcome challenges in order to succeed in a fast paced business environment. A woman “Executive of the Year” was also awarded.

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Stories of Change
Whether you’re driving the future of your organization or reevaluating your own priorities, change is a constant in life. The Women in Business Symposium will explore stories of change in leadership, company culture, mental health, entrepreneurship and more from women in southeastern Wisconsin’s business community. Attendees will meet this year’s Woman Executive of the Year – Kathy Koshgarian President & COO, The Dohmen Company Foundation.
It won’t stop there. In addition to the panel and the awards presentation, the Women in Business Symposium is expanded from a panel discussion to a half-day symposium with multiple breakout sessions for deeper discussions on topics like managing up and down, how fearless women lead, turning your side hustle into a full-time gig, mentorship, sponsorship and everything in between, crucial conversations and emotional wellness. Attendees will walk away with fresh insights into how they can make change in their own life and company.
  • Peggy Williams Smith, President & CEO, Visit Milwaukee
  • Kendra Whitlock Ingram, President & CEO, Marcus Performing Arts Center
  • Leana Nakielski, Strategic Partnerships Director, American Family Insurance
  • Syneathia LaGrant, Vice President, Global Learning and Development, ManpowerGroup