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 is fighting for women’s empowerment and financial stability by advocating for ALICE. 

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

Impact

  • 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.

Stephanie Chedid
Co-chair
Luther Manor

Aimee Wiedmeyer
Co-chair
Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Stacy Williams
Co-chair
Baird

 Women's Leadership Council Members

Sharmila Anbu
Community Volunteer

Sandra Botcher*
Northwestern Mutual

Patty Cadorin
BMO Harris Bank

Cheryl Carron
CBRE

Lisa Cieslak
GMR Marketing

Margaret Crowley
MGIC

Julia Currie
CBRE

Jane Durment*
The Marcus Corporation - Retiree

Jennifer Fahey
PwC

Linda Gorens-Levey*
General Capital Group

Betsy Hufford
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Ruth Kallio-Mielke
Deloitte LLP

Tracy Kreuser
American Society for Quality, Inc.

Kristin Layeux
US Bank

Robyn Ludtke
Waukesha County Business Alliance

Emily Mason
Northwestern Mutual

Katie McMillen
Froedtert Health

Linda Mellowes*
Community Volunteer

Candy Pindyck*
Community Volunteer

Jan Pirozzolo-Mellowes
Foley & Lardner LLP

Kelly Savage
Northwestern Mutual

Thelma Sias
We Energies - Retiree

Sally Smith
Johnson Financial Group

Billie Jean Smith
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Lynn Sprangers
Community Volunteer

Ann Stadler
The Marcus Corporation

Mary Ellen Stanek*
Baird

Majo Thurman
Rockwell Automation

Leslie Wininger
Aurora Health Care

Melody Wolske
PwC

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 Jeriah Ebling via email or at 414.263.8156.

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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
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