Women’s Fund Presents, 2022…
The F Word, Reclaiming Feminism

This event brings humor to shine the light on the complexities of feminism. We reflect on who we are as feminists, and how we can do better for ALL women in Greater Milwaukee. Join us for laughs and conversation about feminism being for everyone, because everyone needs it! 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.

Marina Franklin
Comedian, Actor, Writer, Host

New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today.

Her long tenure as a stand-up standout at premier comedy venues and festivals around the world – alongside her memorable TV and film appearances, and critically acclaimed podcast – has made her a fan favorite.



Innovation “Plus” Sponsor

Johnson Controls

Innovation Sponsors

BMO Harris Bank
BorgWarner Inc.
Brewers Community Foundation
Foley & Lardner
Kane Communications Group
Quarles & Brady LLC
Erika Sander

Equity Sponsor

Alverno College
Small Brand Studio Shop

1837 Sponsors

AAUW Milwaukee
April Calvert
Good Karma Brands Milwaukee, LLC
Annette Jacobson
JP Morgan
Johnson Financial Group
LEGACY Private Trust Company
Michael Best
Russ Garbczyk and Julie Ragland
Monica Shah-Davidson
speak. write. coach
VISIT Milwaukee
Wisconsin Center District

Event Committee

Ashton Henry, Chair

Cassandra Abarca

Amira Adams

Megan Anderson

Kate Brejcha

Laura Lutter Cole

Jo Houck

Paige Hunt

Gillian Lester-George de Montesinos

Cheryl Moore, Ph.D

Heather Walker





Named by our event sponsors — these people are advocating for gender equity and building solidarity to ensure advances for all women. Each is committed to challenging the systemic barriers and creating social change shifting attitudes, behaviors and culture so women realize their full potential and everyone thrives. 

During the event, the Feminists will be introduced by Amira Adams, AmiraThePoet.


Panel Discussion

This discussion localizes the experiences our special guest highlights, and provides ideas for action by attendees.