• Kat Ramirez

Women of Influence Symposium

The Women of Influence Symposium is a tribute to the growth of women and an inspirational way to gather ideas from the brightest minds - all focused on empowering females in existing and future roles.

Kat Ramirez, Owner, adBidtise The 2021 Women of Influence Symposium will be held on Friday November 19th from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Pfister hotel. This year's theme is Resilience.

This event brings you the opportunity to interact with successful women as they share their experiences, strategies and life lessons. The symposium will end with a cocktail reception and the opportunity to catch up with people you may have only seen on screen for many, many months!

REGISTRATION: 11:30am - 12pm


Deanna Singh - Flying Elephant

BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1: 1:15pm - 2pm

Passion + Purpose = Potential, Presented by The Lueder Financial Group wth Northwestern Mutual

Keynote Speaker: Melissa Burback, Lueder Financial Group

Building a Resilient Team

Moderated by Terry Tuttle, Hellerman Tyton


  • Cathy Mahaffey, Common Groun, CEO

  • Andrea Bukacheck, Construction CEO

  • Vanessa Freitag, Ascension

  • Kathryn Campbell, Clarios

Developing a Resilient Community

Moderated by Peggy Williams Smith, Visit Milwaukee President and CEO


  • Valerie Vidal, Meta House

  • Kathy Thornton Bias, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

  • Jasmine Johnson, We Exist

  • Francesa Mayca Wegner, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2: 2:15 pm - 3pm

Finding Resilience in Your Personal and Business Finances, Presented by Summit Credit Union

Moderated by Kira Lafond, Milwaukee Business Journal Publisher


  • Sarah Campagna, Summit Credit Union

  • Darci Miller, Summit Credit Union

  • Ayo Sanni, Summit Credit Union

The Great Resignation – the wave of career changes- challenge or opportunity?

Moderated by Kathleen O’Leary, Wisconsin State Fair Park Panel:

  • Kat Ramirez, adBidtise

  • Vicki Martin, MATC

  • Denise Greathouse, Michael Best & Friedrich

  • Megan Suadrdini, Colectivo Coffee

  • Renee Herzing, Herzing University

  • Amy Fallucca, Bravent

Balancing Your Life in a Work from Anywhere World

Moderated by Anne Ballentine, Rogers Behavioral Health


  • Sherilyn Whitmore, Quad Graphics

  • Joanna Brooks, Embody Yoga

  • Rebecca House, Rockwell

  • Elizabeth Lewis, Forward Space

COCKTAIL RECEPTION - Sponsored by Zurn Water Solutions: 3pm - 4pm

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