Wisconsin WOMEN Reception
Women. Opportunity. Mentors. Entrepreneurs. Networking.
A special reception dedicated to the unique and lasting impact of WOMEN in Wisconsin through their expertise, commitment and purposeful influence on the business climate in the state.
This 2nd annual event was the kick-off to 2016 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium
November 16th -17th at Monona Terrace in Madison. Men and women alike are encouraged to attend.
This year’s distinguished speaker was Eve Hall, President and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin. Hall was recognized as “Woman Executive of the Year” by Biz Times for her work in reviving the chamber. She spoke from her perspective as a woman and CEO on the challenges and opportunities facing women in today’s business climate. Hall also talked about her perception of the progress of women and minorities as business owners – two of the fastest-growing groups of entrepreneurs – and what needs to happen in the state’s largest cities to provide more opportunity for all.
In 2004, Hall was appointed by the Governor to serve on the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. She also serves on the Governor’s Task Force on Minority Unemployment. She was recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as a “Woman of Incluence in 2014 and one of “16 Business Executives to Watch in 2016.” In 2015, she was recognized as ‘Woman Executive of the Year” by Biz Times for her work in reviving the chamber. In addition, Hall is the Co-Founder of the African American Women’s Project Fund, created in 1999 to provide funding to organizations supporting the well-being of women and girls, and has raised over $200,000.