receptions, Coffees and Laundry nights

Our WF gatherings are focused on advancing equity for women, building community and making connections

Laundry Night | April 29, 2024

With WF board director Kosana Stojcevic, we hosted another night to discuss tips and tricks for removing the patriarchies tough odors. Attendees enjoyed a blend of stimulating discussion and empowering insights. Women-owned Ruby Tap provided a warm atmosphere for some good chats. These meet ups are held on the last Monday of the month, and are open to anyone with a passion for driving change for women’s equity.

(r)evolution — Lightning Talks with Women In Design | April 23, 2024

WF executive director, Lisa Attonito, participated in (r)evolution Lightning Talks, a faced-paced and entertaining presentation-style event co-hosted by Women In Design and the WF.

During her talk Lisa shed light on what “(r)evolution” meant to her when thinking about the current state of the women’s movement. “A revolution can be one giant step forward; one that marks a specific time and place, and makes things better. We need a revolution for women… like right now… we need to make things better for women and gender-expansive people in 2024.”

Laundry Night | March 25, 2024

Our March gathering was co-hosted by Morgan Burns at Camp Bar. These meet ups are held on the last Monday of the month, and are open to anyone with a passion for driving change for women’s equity.

Laundry Night | February 26, 2024

In February we held our second WF Laundry Night at Edith Cocktail Bar. Wow! What a beautiful space. And boy did the conversation flow. We had incredible conversations and a few eye-opening moments at Milwaukee’s only Black, woman-owned cocktail bar. If you’re passionate about advancing women’s rights, make sure to pencil in an upcoming, can’t miss night. They’re held on the last Monday of every month >>

Laundry Night | January 29, 2024

Our first WF Laundry Night was a success! We had a wonderful evening with stimulating discussions and empowering insights among our community. If you are eager to drive change for women’s equity, Join us for our one of our next WF Laundry Nights. 

A Home-Hosted Coffee Connector | January 18, 2024

Our executive director, Lisa Attonito, attended a coffee connector hosted by Rotarian Pat Algiers in her new “Live, Work, Paint” home studio in Fox Point.

Safe Space and Action | July 26, 2022

In light of the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, this was a chance to be together, better understand the landscape post Roe, and most importantly, to discuss what actions we can take that have impact in the moment, and for the future. A soft ask of support for the WF Flash Grant program was made, as we have a matching gift challenge generously offered by Annette Jacobson… it is a 2 for 1 match!

Special thanks to Nicole Horvath and Karen Maroda for underwriting the reception. Speakers included:  Michelle Velasquez, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and Christine Donahoe, ACLU Wisconsin.

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