September 21, 2023

🔒 Discover what you want proper now at Girls in Enterprise Symposium





Life is filled with stress.

Maybe it’s the resetting of expectations concerning work-life stability after the pandemic. Possibly it’s the ever-increasing polarization of our politics. Possibly it’s our always-connected life and the torrent of stories, controversy and updates about our pals that stream by means of our social media feeds.

There isn’t a scarcity of issues including stress to our lives.

The BizTimes Media Girls in Enterprise Symposium can not take away stress out of your life, however attendees on the Aug. 23 occasion will depart with sensible methods to thrive as a pacesetter within the office. Greater than two dozen girls from throughout the southeastern Wisconsin enterprise neighborhood will assist reply the query on the coronary heart of the occasion’s theme: What do I would like proper now?

The symposium will happen on the Brookfield Convention Heart from 7:30 a.m. to midday.

The morning will begin with networking and breakfast adopted by a keynote dialog at 8:10 a.m. that includes Julie Brandt, vice chairman and president of constructing options North America at Johnson Controls Worldwide.

Brandt joined JCI this spring to steer a enterprise with greater than $9 billion in annual income after greater than 27 years at Otis Elevator. In a dialog with U.S. Financial institution senior vice chairman Caroline Krider, Brandt will talk about taking over new assignments throughout her profession at Otis, her resolution to go away, how she’s settling in at JCI and far more.

Following the keynote, Kathy Thornton-Bias, president and CEO of the Boys & Women Golf equipment of Higher Milwaukee, will lead a panel dialogue with girls from a variety of Wisconsin firms.

Panelists embrace:

  • LaVay Lauter, director of expertise growth and senior vice chairman at Baird. Lauter is predicated in Florida however travels to Baird’s Milwaukee places of work usually. She has a 25-year profession in expertise, studying and growth, together with almost seven years at Baird. She additionally has intensive expertise in well being care and labored at MCIWorldcom, Cisco Techniques and Lockeed Martin.
  • Tiffany Could, vice chairman of preconstruction at Berghammer Building Corp. Could spent 12 years with Berghammer earlier than leaving in 2013. She spent nearly six years working at Mortenson earlier than returning to Berghammer in 2021, the place she is now additionally one of many homeowners of the enterprise.
  • Melissa Tashjian, president and founding father of Compost Crusader. Tashjian began the subscription-based natural diversion firm in 2014. The corporate works with faculties, accommodations, hospitals, eating places, nursing properties, grocers and people to maintain meals waste out of landfills.
  • Stacia Thompson, government director of the Sherman Phoenix Basis. Thompson spent greater than 15 years in increased schooling, together with on the College of Wisconsin-Parkside, Gateway Technical Faculty and Metropolis Faculties of Chicago, usually specializing in workforce options and techniques. She joined the Sherman Phoenix Basis after serving as vice chairman of workforce innovation at YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.

The panel will discover what it means to thrive as a pacesetter within the office and the way that may look totally different for various individuals. It would additionally spotlight sensible methods attendees can use of their on a regular basis lives to advance their careers and handle the challenges of day-to-day stresses.

After the panel dialogue, attendees will hear from Froedtert Well being CEO Catherine Jacobson, the 2023 BizTimes Girl Government of the Yr (see story on web page 36).

The morning will conclude with two rounds of concurrent breakout classes to supply attendees with much more perception and inspiration.

The primary spherical of breakouts will run from 10:20 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. and consists of three panel discussions:

  • “Curating your subsequent profession steps” will function a bunch of girls discussing how they’ve gone by means of profession adjustments, whether or not meaning taking over larger roles, stepping apart and returning when the time is correct, beginning a brand new enterprise or retiring solely to discover a new problem.
  • “Understanding and supporting your youthful workforce” will function early profession professionals discussing what they’re searching for from employers and enterprise leaders offering concepts for managers to draw and retain their youthful workforce.
  • In “Classes discovered on the street to management,” attendees will hear from girls who’ve climbed their very own ladder to management, sharing classes discovered and recommendation to assist keep away from crucial errors.

The second spherical of breakouts runs 11:15 a.m. to midday and options two discussions:

  • “Including to your psychological well being toolbox” will function tangible concepts to assist attendees enhance their psychological well being as they navigate the challenges of life and work.
  • “The ability of connection” will function girls who’ve constructed their very own sturdy networks sharing insights and techniques to assist attendees get higher at networking, mentoring and connecting with the enterprise neighborhood.

The Girls in Enterprise Symposium is made potential by presenting sponsor U.S. Financial institution, sponsor Alverno Faculty, accomplice Annex Wealth Administration, supporting sponsors The Leuder Monetary Group and Summit Credit score Union, and occasion companions Tempo and Skilled Dimensions.