Background The Women’s Affinity Alliance is a collaborative initiative co- founded and developed by TEMPO Milwaukee members that is focused on bringing together women executives who are interested in developing and progressing women’s affinity networks in their organizations. The Women’s Affinity Alliance is an engine of innovation which will employ networking, educational and research opportunities to provide organizations with necessary resources to advance, retain and grow their women professionals.3
Who is The Women’s Affinity Alliance?The Women’s Affinity Alliance, supported by TEMPO Milwaukee,consists of Milwaukee women executives in corporate, public andnon-profit organizations who are women affinity group leaders orshare in affinity group leadership roles 4
Women’s Affinity Alliance Advisory BoardKrista Brookman CatalystKathie Campbell Brady Corp.Anne Dorn Direct SupplyTami Garrison MillerCoorsGina Johnson JCITracy Johnson TEMPO MilwaukeeMarilyn Krause Journal CommunicationsKaren Perzan Quarles & BradyKelly Sneed Baird Investments5
Women’s Affinity Alliance Updates – Online presence www.womensaffinityalliance.com – LinkedIn Group conversation – Local media Nov. 4 Business Journal article – Quarterly in person meetings
Case Example: Brady Corporation: Bradys mission is to identity and protect premises, products and people. Bradys vision is to be the market leader in all our businesses in order to achieve sustainable growth and profitability.• Brady ‘s products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels and signs, safety devices, printing systems and software, and precision die-cut materials.• Founded in 1914, Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee and employs more than 6,500 people at operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.• Fiscal 2011 sales of $1.34 billion.• Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC.
Brady CorporationWomen’s Leadership Alliance (WLA)WLA’s mission to provide women at Brady the tools, knowledge andnetwork to reach their full career potential Philosophy The Women’s Leadership Alliance is a development network established to engage, encourage and empower women at Brady. This is in alignment with Brady’s values of Investing in Our People, Embracing Teamwork, and Excelling in Everything We Do. Why is it important to Brady? To be a top-tier global organization, we must recruit and retain the best talent from diverse backgrounds. We seek out diverse backgrounds and viewpoints because we know this will result in a better solution. How will we accomplish our mission? Professional and personal development Mentoring & coaching Focused recruiting and retention efforts Networking Community service 3/28/2012 9 E n g a g e , E n c o u r a g e , E m p o w e r.
Case Example: Direct SupplyAbout Direct Supply• Direct Supply is an innovative, Milwaukee-based company devoted to the success of the senior care continuum. We are proud to have one of the brightest, hardest-working teams in America, operating under our founding values of quality, excellence and integrity.• Our Vision To be the leading supplier to the long term healthcare profession by providing the best service, highest quality/value product and unexcelled response to our customers’ needs
Case Example: Direct SupplyWIN’s MissionWIN’s mission is to attract, retain and advance successful women tomake Direct Supply the best place to work in America.We strive to do this through:• Hosting events featuring subject matter experts, panels, workshops and presentations• Facilitating discussion groups on topics that are integral to the mission of WIN• Posting resources and other information on our SharePoint site• Recognizing stellar women through the annual WINner award• Participation on the Womens Affinity Alliance of MilwaukeeWIN is a destination for successful women!
Case Example: MillerCoorsWere Beer People.We are passionate about beer and the beer business.We have a strong leadership team and dedicated, hard-working people.We’re committed to building our great beer brands the right way andhave a deep sense of responsibility to the environment, our communitiesand beer drinkers.Were focused on creating big ideas and innovations that drive profitablegrowth and will help create a new era in the American beer industry. Addit all up and you’ll see we’re dedicated to creating America’s best beercompany.
Case Example: MillerCoorsEmployee Affinity Groups at MillerCoors• Employee Affinity Groups (EAGs) are self-governed employee networks aimed at creating an inclusive workplace, increasing cultural awareness and promoting community involvement. Membership in these groups offers employees with common interests and/or backgrounds unique networking, learning and support opportunities.Building Relationships and Empowering Women (BREW)• BREW supports the goals of MillerCoors and women by fostering meaningful relationships, encouraging women to realize their potential, providing development and networking opportunities, and engaging our female employees across all divisions, levels, locations and life stages. BREW is based in Golden, Milwaukee and Shenandoah.
Case Example: Foley & Lardner LLP About Foley & Lardner LLP •Foley & Lardner LLP provides award-winning business and legal insight to clients across the country and around the world. Our exceptional client service, value, and innovative technology are continually recognized by our clients and the legal industry. At Foley, we strive to create legal strategies that help you meet your needs today — and anticipate your challenges tomorrow. Our Diversity Mission •Foley & Lardner LLP is dedicated to fostering an environment that embraces differences, promotes equality, and engenders mutual respect, thereby creating a culture of inclusion where everyone has the opportunity to excel. •We are committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting diverse attorneys, thereby resulting in a diversity of perspectives that benefits the firm, our clients and the communities in which we practice.
Case Example: Foley & Lardner LLP Women’s Network at Foley Dedicated to leveraging the insight, motivation and experience of its members to maximize the professional and personal experiences of all women attorneys. The Women’s Network (National) •Includes a national group leader and local representatives (network coordinators) from most of our offices.
Case Example: Foley & Lardner LLP The Women’s Network (National) cont’d •Members develop and support many of our global efforts including professional development programs, mentoring efforts, and business development initiatives. Specific programming includes: – Women’s Retention Campaign – Women Regional Retreats – Professional Development Program – Business Development – Working Parent Coach Program The Women’s Network (Local) •The local office networks have considerable autonomy to plan and present programs of interest to their individual office members.