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Ellevate Network Launches New Chapter of Professional Women in Madison, Wisconsin

Ellevate Network, the nation’s leading network for professional women, launched a Madison, Wisconsin Chapter on April 26th with a landmark event.

With more than 40 chapters globally, Ellevate Network provides ambitious professional women with opportunities to connect with one another locally in order to expand their network and develop their skills to be successful at work. The launch of the Madison chapter will mark the first launch of an Ellevate chapter in Wisconsin, and brought together some of the most impressive local women leaders.

Meg Prestigiacomo, Vice President, The Prestigiacomo Carroll Group at Baird, and Co-President of the Madison Chapter of Ellevate, said of the chapter launch:

“Ellevate provides an innovative, fresh perspective on how we can network, mentor and invest in each other: online, in person, and across industries. We are excited to be the first Chapter of Ellevate in Wisconsin, and we look forward to connecting women in the area through events, offering inspiration, education, skills building, mentoring, business development, and charitable opportunities.

We, the women of Ellevate Madison, are driving change, working together, investing in each other to improve our communities and the world.”

The launch event was held at the Overture Center for the Arts, featuring an impressive group of local women leaders – including Jan Eddy, former CEO of Wingra Technologies, Lorrie Heinemann, President of Madison Development Corporation, KéNisha Ruff, Founder and Creative Director of Marie Hunter Beauty, and Mary Turke, Co-Founder of Turke & Strauss. The panel engaged in a lively discussion focusing on how to inspire, lead and create to achieve success and happiness in work and in life. The chapter hosted Ellevate Network President Kristy Wallace, who moderated the panel discussion.

Ellevate Network President Kristy Wallace said:

“We are excited to be launching an Ellevate chapter in Madison. There is a strong community of women leaders in the area, and we look forward to bringing them together to share strategies for success in work and life. Providing a space for this already thriving community of professional women to network and learn from one another is such a great opportunity and we’re so happy to be in Madison.”

Ellevate Madison is thrilled by the support of the local business community, including Godfrey & Kahn. and Baird. The chapter is led by Pam Krill (Godfrey & Kahn) and Meg Prestigiacomo, each of whom serve as Co-President, along with Jody Hansen (BMO), Lana Klimmek (Spectrum Brands), Jillana Peterson (ZenDesk), and Tanya Salman (Michael Best).

To learn about more events coming up for the Ellevate Madison chapter and get involved as a business or a member, take a look at their chapter page here.

About Ellevate Network: Ellevate Network is a global professional women's network committed to elevating each other through education, inspiration, and opportunity. Our mission is to close the gender achievement gap in business by providing women with a community to lean on and learn from.

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