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  • 07/06/2018 11:55 AM | Sandra Rohde (Administrator)

    Want to learn more about Mid-Day Women’s Alliance?  Come to our orientation!

    Join us and learn about the opportunities Mid-Day has.  Find out how to get involved and get the most from your membership.

    All members are welcome to attend. 

    Board members are asked to attend to review their positions & committees. 

    Our next scheduled orientation is set for Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 11:30-1:00 at Butte des Morts Country Club. 

    Please register on the events page. 

  • 06/30/2018 10:00 AM | Sandra Rohde (Administrator)

    TODAY was our Habitat for Humanity: Women Build Work Day! 
    Thanks to everyone that came out to help!  (They are our Pink & Black Ball recipient (donation) to Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity)

    Image may contain: 9 people, including Sandi England Rohde and Lynn Ahrens, people smiling, people standing

  • 06/24/2018 10:44 PM | Sandra Rohde (Administrator)

    MDWA is proud to support the Women's Fund luncheon. Anyone interested in attending can ask to be at a table with other MDWA members & guests. 

    Women's Fund Luncheon Agenda - September 6, 2018 at Red Lion Hotel

    10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. - Visit Grant Recipient Displays (optional)
    10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - Issue Spotlight Panel Discussion (optional)
    10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Luncheon Check-In, Social & Designer Purse Raffle
    11:25 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Luncheon and Program

    Visit the Women's Fund website for more information.

  • 06/24/2018 4:43 PM | Sandra Rohde (Administrator)

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  • 06/20/2018 12:13 PM | Kim O'Brien (Administrator)

    Tech trends 2018:

    1) Cybersecurity: the state of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this. Some facts- 43% of cyber attaches target small business, every 39 seconds there are cyberattacks, there will be 200 billion connected devices by 2020.

    What's your password?? It should be phase with lower, upper case characters and number(s).

    Internet of things: The Internet of Things (IoT) is defined as the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances and other items embedded with electronicssoftwaresensorsactuators, and connectivity which enables these things to connect and exchange data, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, resulting in efficiency improvements, economic benefits and reduced human exertions.

    2) Your devices, such as phones, homes, cars, etc. are becoming smarter. For example: Pumpspy is a plug for your subpump with an app that lets you know the status of your subpump; or the Glucose Monitoring System that tracks glucose without pricking your finger to monitor your levels continually.

    3) Cloud technology: storing or accessing your data somewhere other than your computer. 

    What are the challenges for women in IT

    • Underrepresented in tech, not enough women in industry
    • Underrepresented in leadership positions
    • Expected to take on emotional labor of administrative tasks as supplemental work
    • Continued pay gap

    How do we drive Change?

    • Apply for that dream job, even if you think you don't qualify
    • Don't run away from technology
    • Attend WIT meeting (Women in Technology: WIT 4 girls, WIT on campus. The mission of Women In Technology Wisconsin is to attract, grow and retain women and girls in technology related careers. From the WIT website:  Contact us to learn more about WIT, get information on how to become involved, notify us of an event, or request consulting.
    • TEALS is a program of Microsoft which aims to get computer science education into every high school, will be offered initially at 15 Wisconsin schools. To volunteer to help with this program click here.
    • Take classes, ask questions, work with your HR department on related skills or career paths.
    • FVTC has a number of classes to learn more about the software you use today, or others you may want to learn about.
    • NEW IT AllianceAttract, develop & retain diverse IT talent in Northeastern Wisconsin to support economic growth.
    • "Creativity, Leadership, Problem Solving" are the skills needed to succeed in a technology world. The rest you can be trained in.
    • Inspire and empower the women around you. Success is never reached alone.
  • 06/12/2018 7:15 PM | Yvonne Kehl

    DID YOU KNOW Mid-Day Women's Alliance has a Mentoring Committee. Trisha Blohm and I are Co-chairs. We are looking forward to meeting with Marjorie Sutter, the Founder of the Mentoring Program, this Thursday and learning how the program was first organized.

  • 05/30/2018 9:48 PM | Sandra Rohde (Administrator)

    Great news!  Illinois just became the 37th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment!!!

  • 05/25/2018 1:16 PM | Sandra Rohde (Administrator)

    Mid-Day Women's Alliance - Board Members Only

    The June Board Retreat has been scheduled. If you did not receive a notice and are a new board member please contact Sandi Rohde at to have an invitation sent. 

  • 04/25/2018 9:08 AM | Kim O'Brien (Administrator)

    Please watch your inbox and junk folder for membership renewal notices and let us know if you did not receive a notice, but expect your renewal to happen in May of 2018.

    Kim O'Brien,

    Sandi Rohde,

  • 11/03/2017 4:51 PM | Irene Strohbeen (Administrator)

    Did you know that the Equal Rights Amendment is still not part of the U.S. Constitution? In a recent poll, 80% of the respondents incorrectly thought that equal rights for women is a constitutional right. And, in that same poll, 94% were in favor of having women’s equal rights be included in the Constitution. The ERA Coalition is a group of organizations supporting the passage of the ERA, and MDWA is now a Member Organization in the Coalition. See for more information and reports.

    Nevada’s state legislature ratified the ERA in March of 2017, so only TWO more states need to ratify in order to fulfill the minimum number of states. It is not clear what would happen next, since the deadline for ratification passed in 1982, but having sufficient states ratify will press the question. Joining the ERA Coalition adds our voice to many other women and men looking for equal rights for women!

    For more information, or to learn more about the MDWA Legislative Committee, please contact Irene Strohbeen or Lisa Gehrke


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