The only constant in life – as the saying goes – is change. For the women profiled in the following pages, career changes have come in different forms.
Rashi Khosla, an engineer by training, taught herself how to code out of necessity, which led her to start her own business and help pave pathways for diverse talent to succeed in IT.
Tyshun Wardlaw bootstrapped her own production company while working full-time at a legal firm, compelled by a desire to share the narratives of Black Milwaukeeans. Her perseverance resulted in a big breakthrough earlier this year, when her first feature-length documentary about life in Milwaukee was broadcast to a national audience.
After nearly 30 years of working in business litigation, Anne Reed made a career shift, taking on the challenge of heading up a growing nonprofit while navigating the complicated and sometimes controversial field of animal welfare.
Architect Falamak Nourzad helped lead her firm’s entry into the specialized work of converting historic buildings into affordable housing – a niche that has her not only rehabbing old structures but fostering meaningful relationships in the community.
The stories explore the inflection points of these women’s careers, how they navigated challenges, overcame obstacles and embraced change.