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Women in Business

Women in Wisconsin now make up almost 40 percent of the state’s high net worth residents and this number is increasing each year. BizExpo is proud to present the Women in Business breakfast led by a panel of area women business executives, giving attendees key insights into their secrets for success in today’s business environment. This empowering event brings women together to discuss leadership strategies as well as opportunities for career advancement.

A woman “Executive of the year” will also be awarded. Past honorees include Wendy Baumann, Dr. Eve M. Hall, Cynthia LaConte, Gail Lione, Maria Monreal-Cameron, Nannette (Nan) Gardetto and Paula Penebaker.



Women-owned firms are on the rise. The number of firms owned by women grew 26.8 % in the previous 5 years tracked, from 7.8 million to 9.9 million businesses. In contrast, the number of all firms increased 2% during the same period. Women-owned firms accounted for $1.4 trillion in receipts during that period, growing at a rate of 18.7%, outpacing overall growth by 7% during the same time frame.

Source: 2016 U.S. Census Survey of Business Owners

BizTimes Media and moderator Kimberly Kane (5) led a candid conversation with a panel of Milwaukee-area women business owners. They talked about competition, culture, leadership and personal motivation.


  • Linda Katz, CEO, Molded Dimensions, Inc. (1)
  • Crystal Miller, president, Frontida Assisted Living (2)
  • Holly N. Ritz, president, The Penworthy Company, LLC (3)
  • Dawn Vogelsang, president, Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (4)

Woman Executive of the Year:

Wendy Baumann, president and CVO, WWBIC – Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative

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Event Details

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • 7:30 – 9:30 AM
  • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

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Supporting Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring an event? To reap the benefits of the ultimate in-person marketing opportunity contact Linda Crawford, Director of Sales, to discuss opportunities. Event sponsorships are limited.