Women in Business

This annual event promises to once again deliver insightful ideas from a fresh perspective for women business executives. The event will feature a panel of area women business executives who will discuss best practices and strategies to overcome challenges in order to succeed in a fast paced business environment. A woman “Executive of the Year” will also be awarded.

REINVENTING YOURSELF: Choosing a new vision for your future

The Women in Business breakfast kicked off the 15th annual BizExpo.

BizTimes Managing editor Molly Dill lead a discussion with four of the region’s business and community leaders on the various paths each has taken in her career. They spoke about about the drive, curiosity and leadership skills they leveraged to choose new roles that have allowed them to continue to grow and have fulfilling careers. From corporate to entrepreneur to nonprofit, each of the panelists made a conscious decision to change her career path. They addressed the opportunities, setbacks and lessons learned from changing industries and careers.


  • Deborah Allen, President & CEO, DNA Network LLC (1)
  • Maggie Fernandes, Software Developer, MacGregor Partners (2)
  • Kathy Thornton-Bias, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (3)
  • Julie Waterman, Owner, Indulgence Chocolatiers (4)

Moderator: Molly Dill, Managing editor, BizTimes Milwaukee

Highlight Video

Women Executive of the Year: Mary Lou Young

Event Details

  • Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • 7:30 – 9:30 AM
  • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

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Supporting Sponsors

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