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Angela Russell to host “Black Oxygen” panel at Wisconsin Leadership Summit


Angela Russell, the host of the Madison365 podcast Black Oxygen, will moderate a panel of Black leaders from across the state at the Wisconsin Leadership Summit, to check in and discuss what it means to be Black in Wisconsin and how Black folks can find space to breathe.

As we announced yesterday, the Wisconsin Leadership Summit schedule has 25 panel discussions on a range of topics, and will include one day of panels on government and business, one day on education, a day on social justice, a day on health and wellness, and finally, on October 9, a day of panels focused on specific affinity groups: Black, Latino, Indigenous and Asian American, followed by a wrap-up panel on allyship moderated by our CEO Henry Sanders.

Angela will bring her Black Oxygen sensibility to the panel.

She started her career as an epidemiologist, especially focusing on disparities in health care. She was a policy adviser to Governor Jim Doyle and joined CUNA Mutual five years ago, currently serving as vice president of diversity and inclusion. She was named one of the nation’s top D&I execs by Black Enterprise Magazine in 2018, and one of the most influential African American leaders in Wisconsin on our 2016 Black Power List.

The Summit this year is all online, so you can attend from the comfort of your home or office. It will feature 25 sessions over five days from October 5-9, all for just $79 (or less if you work for a nonprofit organization or government agency, or if you’re a student). Get more details and register now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com!