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I’ve certainly been inspired by New North women lately.
For the May issue of Insight on Manufacturing, I interviewed Marsha Nebel — the first female electrician in Green Bay and founder of the Northeast Wisconsin chapter of empowHER. She promotes women in the building trades, where nationwide representation currently hovers around 3% — a statistic that would no doubt leave Rosie unriveted.
For our June Insight cover story, I sat down with the first female CEO of the telecom company Nsight, Brighid Riordan. I was inspired by the thoughtful way she talks about empowering women at work — and how one of her first power moves as CEO was painting her office pink.
I connected with some incredible women at an organizing meeting for The Monthlies Project, a new initiative in conjunction with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin aimed at alleviating the not-talked-about-enough issue of period poverty, which sidelines thousands in this region who lack access to menstrual hygiene products. And in June I attended my first “Women Rising” event through the UW-Green Bay Institute for Women’s Leadership, which offers everything from coffee meetups to formal certificates in women’s leadership.