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The first event takes place Feb. 21 at Diversatek in the Harambee neighborhood.

The Shift offers fierce inspiration through female speakers

A NEWaukee-sponsored speaker series called The Shift debuts next month. The series offers free, quarterly female-focused events centered on women's careers.

The Shift will change venues with every event and the first one takes place on Thursday, Feb. 21 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Diversatek, Inc. office, 102 E. Keefe Ave. Meg Vierling, the company's President and CEO, will serve as the keynote speaker.

Responding to the 2018 Milwaukee Women Inc. Advancing Women Leadership report, The Shift will explore topics around achieving gender parity at work and highlight intergenerational stories of female leadership.

Each program will feature an opening keynote, a panel discussion, storytelling sessions and a closing presentation. The evening will also include networking, live music, a cash bar and complimentary appetizers (while they last).

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.

"We hope The Shift will encourage attendees to explore what leadership looks like and to change what it means to them," says 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."

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

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