Event Series WEW 2024

Scaling

Charles Allis Art Museum 1801 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States

Close out our morning workshops with a panel featuring women doing big things: Angela Lang (founder of Black Leaders Organizing for Communities), Theresa Nemetz (founder of Great Lakes Shore Excursions and Milwaukee Food & City Tours), Jenni Yolo (founder of I Spy DIY and Yolo Home Co.), and Anne Zizzo (founder of Zizzo Group). These leaders will share how they built their brands and organizations from the ground up.

Free – $15.00
Event Series WEW 2024

Nurturing Balance: A Workshop for Women Balancing the Invisible Load of Motherhood and Entrepreneurship

Charles Allis Art Museum 1801 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States

Nurturing Balance: A Workshop for Women Balancing the Invisible Load of Motherhood and Entrepreneurship is an empowering and supportive gathering designed for women navigating the intricate balance between the demands of motherhood and running their own businesses. Participants will explore the concept of the invisible load, strengthen compassion for the unique challenges they face, and learn techniques to alleviate anxiety and stress. The workshop aims to foster a sense of community among like-minded women, providing a platform for networking, sharing experiences, and building a strong support system. By the end of the workshop, participants will leave with a renewed sense of confidence to navigate the complexities of their dual roles.

Free
Event Series WEW 2024

How to Build a Team

Charles Allis Art Museum 1801 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States

Morgan Phelps (founder of Colorful Connections) and Laura Malugade (labor and employment partner at Husch Blackwell) will team up to share insights into building and maintaining the team you want. Morgan will share how to build and retain diverse and inclusive teams, and Laura will provide you with the information you need to keep your hiring and firing practices on the up and up.

Free
Event Series WEW 2024

Real Deal on Real Estate for Small Businesses

Charles Allis Art Museum 1801 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States

Interested in leasing or buying commercial real estate? This panel features Cindy Shaffer (founder of Shaffer Development), Jenny Doede (founder of Plan North Partners), Steffi Hahn (commercial broker), and Attorney Sarah Haas (Melnick & Melnick, S.C.) who will talk about considerations for finding the right space, the nitty gritty of how the leasing process works, and how to negotiate your commercial lease.

Free
Event Series WEW 2024

By the Book Part 2

Charles Allis Art Museum 1801 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States

Bring your notebook (or buy one of ours!). This session is dedicated to legal, insurance, and accounting issues for existing businesses, including those that have been open for several years. Insurance agent Cheryl Litvin will talk all things business insurance, Cheryl McMurtry will bring the accounting expertise, and Attorney Stephanie L. Melnick will delve into ongoing legal issues for small businesses.

Free – $15.00
Event Series WEW 2024

Client-Centric Business Strategies for Sustainable Growth

Charles Allis Art Museum 1801 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States

In today's competitive landscape, businesses are seeking ways to differentiate themselves and foster lasting client relationships. In this session, Innovative Sales Strategist, Celia Faye Meisel, will present the transformative power of embracing a client-centric approach that optimizes sales, marketing, and fulfillment strategies. Discover how prioritizing your clients' needs can revolutionize your business from the inside out, boosting revenues, client loyalty, and overall satisfaction for you and your team.

Free
Event Series WEW 2024

Leveraging Video

Charles Allis Art Museum 1801 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States

New to video and want to learn more about how to use video in your marketing or business? Laura Dyan Kezman, founder of LionArt Media, and Jamie Perez, founder of Beyond Words Productions, are two videographers and former journalists passionate about using video to tell stories. They'll give tips and tricks to help you start taking better quality videos. Plus, they'll share insights about how video amplifies your story and connections to new audiences.

Free
Event Series WEW 2024

All About the Apps

Charles Allis Art Museum 1801 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States

Melissa Howard, the director behind Milwaukee’s most famous Tik Toker, the Milwaukee County Public Library, will join Lalese Stamps, owner of Lolly Lolly Ceramics, to discuss all things social media. Learn how these organizations leverage social media to find customers, share their stories, and go viral.

Free
Event Series WEW 2024

Build a Brand Story

Charles Allis Art Museum 1801 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States

Nydia Maurás-Jones, co-owner of Odvant, will do a deep dive into strategic branding for small business owners. She’ll explain how to assess your brand story and identify tools you need to maintain consistency and authenticity. Following Nydia’s presentation, she’ll be joined by Mara Natkin and Gloria Ramirez, the owners of Artery Ink, and Angela Damiani, co-founder of NEWaukee, to discuss how their businesses have leveraged their brand stories to market their goods and services. 

Free – $15.00
Event Series WEW 2024

Forward Together: Advancing Women Progress Check

Charles Allis Art Museum 1801 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States

Welcome back, champions of progress! It's time to reconvene for an empowering session of reflection and accountability. Join host Lauren Feaster and colleagues across the larger women's network as we revisit our commitments and intentions around advancing women. Through lightly facilitated dialogue and loving accountability, we'll reaffirm our commitment to growth and continue to spotlight individuals and organizations paving the way for a more inclusive future. This gathering offers a nurturing environment where we can openly share our achievements and also any barriers to progress. Let's strengthen our bonds, amplify our voices, and continue championing the principles of empowerment and allyship together!

Free
Event Series WEW 2024

Mentorship Meetup

Charles Allis Art Museum 1801 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States

Embrace this opportunity to build and elevate your community. Meet experienced entrepreneurs across industries happy to share what and how they do what they do. Plus, connect with your WEW new and old friends to empower and elevate yourself and your business. Don’t miss WEW’s Room Where It Happens.

Free
Event Series WEW 2024

Lessons From Our First Years

Charles Allis Art Museum 1801 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States

Want to know the real story about how to open a business from women living it? Join Alma Ramirez (Cordial Co.), Liz Joy (Joy Ice Cream Social), and Esperanza Winters (Wellspace MKE) for a panel discussion about their journeys to entrepreneurship, things that have worked, and things they’d do differently in their first year or two of operations.

Free