Women United

Women United

Women United mobilizes a powerful network of women who strengthen our community through an investment of talent, compassion and philanthropy. Women United fights for women’s empowerment and financial stability. 

Member Criteria

  • Annual individual gift of $1,200 or more, or
  • Annual joint gift of $2,400 or more

Member Benefits

  • Recognition in the United Way Leadership Registry (optional)
  • Exclusive invitations to member events and volunteer opportunities
  • Additional educational and networking opportunities


  • Women United Bruncheon: Annual event that raises over $50,000 each year to support and bring awareness to Healthy Youth programing. Past events have featured key note speakers such as a panel on Infant Mortality; President of United Way U.S.A., Stacy Stewart; Founding Dean of UW-Milwaukee’s School of Public Health, Dr. Magda Peck.
  • The Women United Mentoring Series helps high school sophomores set goals and plan their futures. More than 200 volunteers have connected with almost 400 girls.
  • Since 2002, Women United members have contributed over 1.5 million to the Healthy Youth initiative.


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 Women's Leadership Council Co-chairs

Gail Lione
United Way Worldwide National Women's Leadership Council Chair
Georgetown University Law Center & Dentons

Christine Liu McLaughlin
United Way Worldwide National Women's Leadership Council Representative
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Robyn Ludtke
Waukesha County Business Alliance

Aimee Wiedmeyer
Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Stacy Williams

 Women's Leadership Council Members

Sharmila Anbu
Community Volunteer

Sandra Botcher*
Northwestern Mutual

Patty Cadorin
BMO Harris Bank

Cheryl Carron

Stephanie Chedid
Luther Manor

Lisa Cieslak
GMR Marketing

Margaret Crowley

Julia Currie
Community Volunteer

Jane Durment*
The Marcus Corporation - Retiree

Jennifer Fahey

Linda Gorens-Levey*
General Capital Group

Ruth Kallio-Mielke
Deloitte LLP

Tracy Kreuser
American Society for Quality, Inc.

Kristin Layeux
Hertz Investment Group

Emily Mason
Northwestern Mutual

Linda Mellowes*
Community Volunteer

Jenny Nikolai
Froedtert Health

Candy Pindyck*
Community Volunteer

Jan Pirozzolo-Mellowes
Foley & Lardner LLP

Kelly Savage
Northwestern Mutual

Andrea Schneider
Marquette University

Thelma Sias
We Energies - Retiree

Billie Jean Smith
Boyle Fredrickson, S.C.

Lynn Sprangers
Community Volunteer

Ann Stadler
The Marcus Corporation

Mary Ellen Stanek*

Denise Thomas
The Effective Communication Coach, LLC

Majo Thurman
Rockwell Automation

Anne Tidmore
Johnson Financial Group

Leslie Wininger
Aurora Health Care

Kim Marie Wynn
Quarles & Brady LLP

Jessica Zeratsky
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

*Emeritus Member

Get Involved

For questions or more information about joining Women United, please contact Mimi Laflin via email or at 414.263.8136.

Through positive and visible leadership, I hope to inspire others to give, to engage and to share their gifts with United Way and the Greater Milwaukee community

- Cheryl Carron
Women's Leadership Co-chair
Read Q&A with Cheryl

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