Rising Women

Join us at the Rising Women's luncheon to benefit Junior Achievement. Let's come together to empower young women to be economically self sufficient and inspire the next generation of leaders.

Rising Women brings together SE Wisconsin women leaders and outstanding female high school students in the Milwaukee area. Together we will celebrate successes, develop talents, and further JA's mission. The purpose of this event is to empower young women to be economically self sufficient.

The event celebrates the power of women at various stages of life, and inspires participants with increased knowledge and confidence to further their life and career goals and build their network. Through presentations, table discussions and interactive student/mentor activities we will further JA's hands-on philosophy of providing real-world experiences that help youth plan their futures.

Fall 2019
Junior Achievement Kohl's Education Center
11111 W. Liberty Drive, Milwaukee
Ticket information to come

8:30 AM - Young women mentor program
11:00 AM - Business networking
11:30 AM - Luncheon and program, including a keynote address from Linda Marcus and a  presentation of the JA Rising Women Award to Helen Bechthold

Female high school students will participate in a dynamic morning presentation, table discussions and activities with women mentors, and then join us for business networking and lunch. For more information on how you can make a positive impact as a mentor at this event, please contact Junior Achievement at 414.577.3840 or info@jawis.org


Event goals include:

  • Exposing young women to high-growth careers and a corporate environment.
  • Connecting youth with role models.
  • Helping young women visualize their future through stories told by female professionals.
  • Empowering young women to gain the self confidence and leadership skills needed to be successful in the workplace and community.
  • Creating positive and impactful networking opportunities between current female leaders and the next generation of female leaders.