Professional Dimensions, a Milwaukee-based network of professional women, announced this week that it has elected its most racially diverse board of directors in the organization’s 40-year history.
[caption id="attachment_348620" align="alignright" width="388"] Margaret Henningsen recently spoke at a Professional Dimensions event.[/caption]
Women of color now hold one-third of Professional Dimensions' board positions, following the election of board members at the group's annual meeting this week.
Professional Dimensions, which was founded in 1978, is a membership organization of 350 women leaders in the Greater Milwaukee area.
“Diversity has always been one of our core tenets. We believe it is our duty to use our power, as a leading women’s organization, to further advance our community by shining a light on women of color and ensuring our leadership is representative, “ said president Emily Phillips.
The incoming board members also span three generations, 12 industries and various career levels, ranging from young professionals to seasoned executives, the organization said.
[caption id="attachment_327822" align="alignright" width="150"] Phillips[/caption]
The 2018-19 board of directors include:
President: Emily Phillips, Baird
Immediate Past President: Karen Vernal, Vernal Management Consultants, LLC
President-Elect: Judith Mouton, Johnson Controls
Secretary: Christine Baranoucky, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin