WEW
2023

May 8 – 12, 2023

WEW 2023

What a WEW 2023 it was! She Stands Tall restored WEW to an in-person event, gathered 455 Milwaukee-area women entrepreneurs, and planned compelling opportunities for women to network with, learn from, and inspire each other.

Keynote Events

Leading Milwaukee

Learn from women leading uniquely Milwaukee organizations including Visit Milwaukee, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum, Fondy Food Center and Alice’s Garden Urban Farm, and WWBIC.

Feeding Milwaukee

Get the inside scoop on owning a food and beverage business from women small business owners you know and love–bites of their tasty food and drinks included.

Sharing Milwaukee

Hear from women who are masters of storytelling online, in print, video, and audio.

Making Milwaukee

Enjoy a backstage pass to women makers and creatives and get your Mothers’ Day shopping done, too, at our WEW Mini Makers’ Market.

Celebrating Milwaukee

Toast WEW 2023, celebrate women entrepreneurs, and recognize the power in supporting one another.

Unique Attendees

Event Registrations

Speakers

Venues

Contributor Events

In-kind sponsors

Official Visits

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson and Stephanie Melnick
  • Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson
  • Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Sara Rodriguez
  • Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin (via video)

Pure Magic! Tangible advice, speakers that were subject matter experts in their field and talented at speaking. A welcoming and warm community of women.

Kate Gallegos, Ginko Stonescapes

AWESOME! Informative, inspiring, exciting!

Lisa Gilson, Giltee Apparel

An opportunity to meet with other liked minded female business owners.

Sherri Jordan, Envision the Ladder

A fabulous collection of events that brought together MKE entrepreneurs.

Jennifer Buchholz, Excel & Flourish, LLC

An energized, uplifting space where women entrepreneurs gathered to lift one another up in shared learning & community.

Claire Becker, Claire Becker Coaching

If you wanted to be surrounded by the movers and shakers in Milwaukee, or at the very least be swept in the zeitgeist of women entrepreneurship, you cannot miss this event next year.

Amelia Bursi, Love, Medusa

Awesome Events! Can’t wait till next year!

Artaynia Westfall, Arty’s Sweet Talk Cupcakes

This was an essential week of events for any woman entrepreneur! The energy of the whole week was so positive, the content was so valuable, and every single person was so kind and welcoming. 11/10 recommend.

Allie Horner, Brand Bloom LLC

Additional WEW 2023 Events

Workshops

  • Meet and Eat

    Kick off WEWmke with a networking breakfast featuring Lauren Feaster (CEO of Professional Dimensions). Lauren will talk about the importance of women uniting to better serve our communities and ourselves.

  • Business Basics

    New to running a business or need a business basics refresher? These speakers will share the information you need to get started or make sure you’re on track related to business insurance, bookkeeping and accounting, and legal 101 for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

  • Show Her the Money

    Women business owners are less likely to access capital than their male counterparts. Learn about options to scale your business with the right financial partner in this panel moderated by Elizabeth Cizinsky (Scale Up Milwaukee).

  • Create and Close

    Women experts in marketing, branding, and sales will share advance and tips to help you jumpstart or reinvigorate your marketing, branding, and sales efforts.

  • She Shines On

    Wrap up our educational workshops on a high note: how to plan for your business’s expansion and growth. You’ll hear from experts about how to build a team, grow your business, and ensure you’re legally protected as you grow.

  • She Stands Tall Featuring Elizabeth Rees, owner of Chasing Paper

    Join us for a special She Stands Tall Q&A session with Elizabeth Rees, owner of Chasing Paper. Hear how she is transforming the wallpaper and tile business by developing removable, peel-and-stick products that are accessible to apartment dwellers and DIYers alike.

Networking

  • Meet and Eat

    Kick off WEWmke with a networking breakfast featuring Lauren Feaster (CEO of Professional Dimensions). Lauren will talk about the importance of women uniting to better serve our communities and ourselves.

  • Snap, Snack, and Snoop

    Join us for networking She Stands Tall Style! Chat with our community of women small business owners and learn their what, where, and why. Plus, see Jenni Yolo’s, of I SPY DIY, The Sage Home IRL.

  • Milwaukee Art Museum Scandinavian Design Exhibit Tour with Teresa Olson

    Join Teresa Olson, owner of Shorewood's Olson House, a boutique home furnishing store specializing in Scandinavian design, for a one-of-a-kind tour of the Milwaukee Art Museum's new Scandinavian design exhibit, Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980.

Subscribe to download WEW 2023 Workshop Presentation Slides

Presenting Sponsor

Our 2023 Presenting Sponsor is Summit Credit Union! We are honored to partner with an organization led by a woman, Kim Sponem, and which has a demonstrated and long-standing commitment to helping women and addressing the gender pay gap. As Kim has explained, “when women succeed and have equal economic power, everyone benefits. Families, communities, businesses and economies thrive.” We at She Stands Tall couldn’t agree more!

Supporting Sponsors
Melnick & Melnick logo
Small Business Partners
Artery Ink logo
BizStarts logo
Chasing Paper logo
Scale Up Milwaukee logo
Scale Up Milwaukee logo
Scale Up Milwaukee logo
Event Sponsors
Brazen Standard Hospitality logo
Let's Talk Womxn logo
In-Kind Sponsors
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. logo
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. logo
Big Yeti Candle Co. logo
Valentine Coffee Roasters logo
Brazen Standard Hospitality logo<br />
Seadog Creative logo
Meaningful Marks logo
Chelsea Matson Photography logo
Seadog Creative logo
Cafe Corazon logo
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. logo
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. logo
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. logo
GM Creative Photography logo
Valentine Coffee Roasters logo
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. logo
Meaningful Marks logo
Milwaukee Balloon Co. logo
The Sarah Ball Allis Art Museum logo
Milwaukee Balloon Co. logo
The Sarah Ball Allis Art Museum logo
Seadog Creative logo
Meaningful Marks logo
Milwaukee Balloon Co. logo
The Sarah Ball Allis Art Museum logo
Seadog Creative logo
Media Sponsors
Radio Milwaukee logo