November 18, 2021 @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Pfister Hotel (and virtual option)
424 E Wisconsin Ave

Event proceeds work to advance equity for women…by providing HER Scholarships, supporting Grants to area NFP organizations addressing systemic issues, and convening the community to change attitudes, behavior, and culture. Thank you for your investment


This year the Women’s Fund Presents…Disruptors, Changing the Power Dynamics. During this annual event which also included a virtual option, the Women’s Fund deepened the community conversation about gender and race and the impact of intersectionality for women in Milwaukee.

At this dynamic luncheon, Johnson Controls as Speaker Sponsor, brought Abby Phillip, senior political correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics Sunday on CNN, to talk about her journey, share stories from the road traveling with politicians, and relate her personal insights about how gender and race impact women.


 In conversation with Phillip, is, recently retired Dr. Joan M. Prince, Vice Chancellor of Global Inclusion and Engagement at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a nationally renowned advocate for equity.

 Additionally, the Women’s Fund celebrates “Disruptors” named by Johnson Controls, Associated Bank, the Signature Sponsor, along with other Event Sponsors too.  These “Disruptors” are people who are changing the status quo and creating social change. They are innovative and breaking new ground. They are bold thinkers, leading by example, inspiring others, and shifting attitudes, behaviors, and culture. 

Join the community effort to advance equity of all women.




Innovation Sponsors

BMO Harris Bank

Chicago Blackhawks Foundation

Foley & Lardner


Kane Communications Group

Quarles & Brady

Holly Ryan

Erika Sander

Equity Sponsor

Ogletree, Deakins

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Small Studio Brand Shop and Sweet Tox

US Bank Wisconsin

1986 Sponsors

101.7 The Truth ~ Good Karma Brands

Alverno College

Brewers Community Foundation


Concordia University Wisconsin

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Institute of Women’s Leadership at Marquette University

J.P. Morgan

Annette Jacobson

Johnson Financial Group

Kohl’s Department Stores

Marcus Corporation


Michael Best

Milwaukee Magazine

New Resources Consulting

Joell Poole

Julie Ragland and Russ Grabczyk

Monica Shah-Davidson


Event Committee

Monica Shah-Davidson, Chair

Ashton Henry

Nicole Horvath

Paige Hunt

Li Jacobson

Gillian Lester-George de Montesinos

Melissa McCord

Joell Poole

Heather Walker


Table Captains

Julie Cordero

Dr. Maysee Herr

Nicole Horvath

Sheila Long, MalamaDoe

MATC WOW Women’s Affinity (Carol Voss/Laura Moore)

Jackie Mortenson, MilwaukeeWomen Inc.

Lisa Weisman



Melissa Nicole Allen

Pastor Pamela M. Hines

Elisabeth Lambert

Denise Malloy

Shakita LaGrant-McClain

Peggy Kelsey

Sarah J. Platt

Melanie Ricks

Jessica Stamm

Denise Thomas

Starla Thompson

Dr. Chia Youyee Vang

Event Program