November 1, 2019 @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
The Garage at the Harley-Davidson Museum
400 W Canal St
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Lisa Attonito

How will today’s trends shape our lives in ten years?  What do we envision for 2030?  What actions can we take to create a more equitable future that we all want now?  At this event, Rebecca Ryan, a trained economist and futurist, shares her perspectives with humor and engagement.  Rebecca is a researcher and trend-tracker who envisions the possibilities for the year 2030.  She teaches us to think like a futurist and encourages us to act boldly to make the world a better place. 

We also celebrate our community “Futurists.” Our Event Sponsors have identified women who are working and leading to help create the future we all want now.  Come honor these amazing leaders as we learn, get inspired, and commit to doing more to advance equity for women. 

Keynote Address by Rebecca Ryan, Economist and Futurist

Described as a “human spark plug,” Rebecca Ryan is the founder and owner of NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc., the Resident Futurist at the Alliance for Innovation, the Resident Futurist at the Local Government Institute of Wisconsin, the chairperson of the board and a faculty member for the Institute for Zen Leadership and the founder of Futurist Camp. Rebecca has degrees in Economics and International Relations from Drake University and a Professional Certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Houston.


In addition to an engaging keynote address, we honor these fabulous Futurists who have been named by our Event Sponsors. Join us in celebrating these women who are working and leading for a better future.  

Signature Sponsor

Visionary Sponsor 

Innovation Sponsor 


BMO Harris Bank

Foley & Lardner

Herb Kohl Philanthrophies

Kane Communications Group

Quarles & Brady LLP

Equity Sponsor 




Rockwell Automation

2030 Sponsor…Inspiring the future we all want now.

Alverno College Research Center for Women and Girls

Carlson Dash LLC

April Calvert


Beth Weckmueller/Sandy Cunningham

Divine Savior Holy Angels High School

Gathi Analytics

Northwestern Mutual

Julie Ragland and Russell Grabczyk


Institute for Women’s Leadership at Marquette University

Michael Best

J.P. Morgan

Mount Mary University

New Resources Consulting

Northwestern Mutual

Nancy Peterson/Sheila Reynolds

Ogletree Deakins

Erika Sander

Women Rocking the World

Event Donations

Patsy Aster
Judith J. Goetz
Bonnie Kleczka
Joan McCracken
Paula Penebaker
Scott Simony
Melissa Ugland

Table Captains…

Angelica Catarozoli, EmpowerHR

Kristin Carlson, Focal Point Coaching & Executive Training

Tracy M. Foss, CWS, Wisconsin Bank & Trust

Chris Grota, Northwestern Mutual

Nicole Horvath, Cardinal Stritch University

Andrea Hubbert, Hub+company

Johannah Karstedt St. John, Professional Dimensions

Mel Limas, Bay View Neighborhood

Sheila Long, MalamaDoe

Juanita Mast, Saint John’s on the Lake

Amy Muehlbauer, Advocate Aurora Health

Monica Shah-Davidson, Google

Barbara Velez, Velez & Associates

William Velez, Retired, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Laj Waghray, Red Crane Films

Lisa Weisman, Concordia University Wisconsin


After you submit your Table Captain name, please be sure to scroll down to make your reservation. Thanks.

Who is your Table Captain?

Additional benefits may be negotiated upon request.
All Sponsors have a table for 8.

Event Committee

Marilka Vélez, Chair

Nicole Horvath

Melissa McCord

Debi Miller

Monica Shah-Davidson

Carla Washington

Emily Wright

Online reservations are closed. If you’d like to attend and reserve a spot, please send an email to lattonito@womensfundmke.org or call 414-290-7350.