Dr. Sabrina Robins, a longtime community leader and expert in workforce development, will lead a panel titled “Sink or Swim: the future of work in Wisconsin & how we can better prepare the next generation and the workplace” on Monday, October 18, the first day of the fourth annual Wisconsin Leadership Summit.
The all-online Summit is the state’s premier professional development, networking and community building event. Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.
Robins currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer and Integrator for Abaxent LLC, a business-to-business process, workforce, and technology solutions firm. In this role, she oversees operations, sales, delivery, and administration. Before her work with Abaxent, Dr. Robins was a leader at ManpowerGroup Solutions for 15 years.
In addition to her long-standing career as a business leader in corporate America, Dr. Robins is an award-winning diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging advocate. She is an African American Icon of Wisconsin Hidden Histories. She was the winner of the inaugural 2019 NCMSDC Advocate of the Year, an award given to an individual who has continuously and consistently contributed to minority business development. In 2021, Dr. Robins was a TEDx speaker, “Building Back Better,”; the need for a more inclusive workforce and workplace practices to create varied job pathways for our community’s “Near Workforce Ready” segment as a means of reducing poverty and putting more people to work.
Joining her on the panel are:
- Boys and Girls Club of Dane County CEO Michael Johnson
- MadREP CEO Jason Fields
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County CEO Sandy Morales
- 4Chi Business Solutions Principal Consultant Dr. Pafoua Her
The Wisconsin Leadership Summit will last five days and feature 25 panels on a range of issues, such as workplace diversity, education, health care, social justice and more. Registration is $49, with discount rates for nonprofit and government employees and students.