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Women in Business Symposium

Last updated on June 17th, 2022 at 01:36 pm

Stories of Change

Join us (in person) on August 19th at BizTimes Media’s Women In Business Symposium.

Whether you’re driving the future of your organization or reevaluating your own priorities, change is a constant in life. The Women in Business Symposium will explore stories of change in leadership, company culture, mental health, entrepreneurship and more from women in southeastern Wisconsin’s business community. Attendees will meet this year’s Woman Executive of the Year – Kathy Koshgarian President



Breakout Sessions

  • Toss Up: Giving attention to your intention | Presenters: Laura Piotrowski and Karen Vernal
  • Building your future: Stories from women turning their dreams into businesses | Panelists: Rosario Sanchez, Sheila Shaffie, Tiffany Miller, Melissa Gagliano
  • Developing leaders around you | Presenter: Crystal Miller
  • How are YOU doing? Hitting the post-pandemic reset | Panelists: Dr. Tiffany Mullen, Sarah Hammond, Beth Kavelaris
  • Is mentorship enough? Exploring the differences between mentorship and sponsorship
    Moderator: Dr. Phyllis King | Panelists – DeVona Wright Cottrell, Isioma Nwabuzor,
    Greg Larson, Julia Klimkovich

Woman Executive of the Year

Kathy Koshgarian, President & COO, The Dohmen Company Foundation

Kathy Koshgarian, the president and chief operating officer of the Milwaukee-based Dohmen Company Foundation, will be honored as BizTimes Milwaukee’s 11th Woman Executive of the Year award winner.

Koshgarian joined Dohmen in 2012. During her tenure with the company, she oversaw the launch of Dohmen Life Science Services.

Koshgarian helped facilitate The Dohmen Co.’s 2019 conversion from a six-generation family-owned business into a benefit corporation owned by a private foundation. Under that structure, the company’s profits are donated to the foundation for charitable purposes. Dohmen was only the second organization in the nation to adopt that structure.

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Aug 19 2021


7:30 am - 11:30 am


Italian Community Center
631 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202