Press Release

NEWaukee to Share Female Leadership Stories at The Shift Speaker Series

First Event in February Set to Feature Women on Their Path to the C-Suite

By - Jan 21st, 2019 08:59 am

Milwaukee, Wisc. January 21, 2019 — NEWaukee is proud to announce The Shift, a female-focused speaker series centered on defining and fueling women’s career trajectories. The first event in this free, public quarterly series will take place on Thursday, February 21st from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Diversatek, Inc. office located at 102 E. Keefe Ave, Milwaukee, WI.

Responding to the 2018 Milwaukee Women Inc. Advancing Women Leadership report, The Shift will explore topics around achieving gender parity in the workplace and highlight intergenerational stories of female leadership. The program will feature an opening keynote, a panel discussion, inspirational storytelling sessions and a closing solution-focused presentation. The evening will also include networking, live music, a cash bar, and complimentary appetizers while they last.

The Shift will move locations each quarter. The first program will be hosted at Milwaukee-based company Diversatek, Inc. and feature a keynote presentation from Meg Vierling, the company’s President and CEO.

“We hope The Shift will encourage attendees to explore what leadership looks like and to change what it means to them,” explains Angela Damiani, CEO of NEWaukee. “As a female CEO leading a company run by majority female staff, I am excited for this innovative platform that showcases new faces and voices of women making a true difference in their personal and professional lives.”

Other speakers will include Brooke Relich, Sr. Talent Acquisition and Engagement Manager at Diversatek, Inc.; Natalie Maciolek, VP – General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Kohler Co.; Emily Phillips, Financial Advisor at Baird; Erin Levzow, VP of Marketing at Marcus Hotels & Resorts; Jaymee Harvey Williams, Executive Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County; and Kennita Hickman, Chief Culture Creator at Catera OmniVision Group. The Shift sponsors and partners include Diversatek, Kohler and Milwaukee Women Inc.

For more information and to RSVP for The Shift, please visit

Diversatek Inc. is a global, multi-platform healthcare solutions manufacturing company. Invested in a broad and ever growing line of medical technologies, Diversatek manufactures and markets products and solutions for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, continuing care and rehabilitation, and medical device OEMs. Diversatek owns and operates manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin (Greater Milwaukee area), Colorado, Virginia, and Saigon, Vietnam.  Visit to learn more.

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