More than 700 people attended the first day of the Wisconsin Leadership Summit, being held virtually all this week.
That’s over 100 more than attended the entirety of the 2019 Summit, held in Madison last October.
“Exceeded all of my expectations,” said Henry Sanders, CEO of 365 Media, which produces the annual professional and leadership development event for people of color. “There are just so many impressive leaders in this state, so much talent, and it’s always incredible to get these people together to drop some knowledge. It’s sad that we can’t all be in the same room, but I think we captured the same kind of authenticity.”
Today’s panels focused on business and government, including panels on corporate community involvement, talent retention, moving beyond D&I statements and more.
Tuesday’s sessions focus on Education and include internationally renowned education professor Gloria Ladson-Billings, MMSD Chief of Secondary Schools Mike Hernandez, MMSD Superintendent Carlton Jenkins, a youth panel moderated by Miss Black USA TeKema Balentine, and many more.
Registration remains open. Full conference attendance costs $79, or $49 for nonprofit/government employees or $20 for students.