The Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee recently honored 12 Milwaukee women, including Raquel Filmanowicz of BMO Harris Bank and Becky House of Rockwell Automation, as “Futurists in our Community,” as part of its “The Future, 2030,” event. Check out the attached slideshow put together by Milwaukee Business Journal freelance photographer Janet McMillan to see photos from the event.

Several hundred business and community leaders attended the event, which was held at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley.

Rebecca Ryan, founder and owner of Next Generation Consulting Inc., was the keynote speaker. She is a trained economist and futurist, 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,” the Women’s Fund said in a statement.

In addition to Filmanowicz and House, the women honored as futurists included Nancy Berce of Johnson Controls International, Sandee Kastrul of I.C. Stars, Mary Jo Meyers of Milwaukee County, Johanna Perrini Roslawski of Baird, Jenny Steffens of MGIC Investment Corp., Elizabeth Strike of Associated Bank, Maritza Ugarte of Safe & Sound Inc., Kate Wegrzyn of Foley & Lardner LLP, Melissa Will of BMO Harris Bank and Holly Wood of Deloitte.

Milwaukee-area business and community leaders at the event included Johnson Controls chairman and CEO George Oliver, Kimberly Kane of Kane Communications Group, Tony Marino of Quarles & Brady LLP, Jennifer Green of J.P. Morgan Chase and Joell Poole of Gathi Analytics.