3rd Annual When Women Lead

Join Local First Milwaukee for our 3rd Annual When Women Lead Event

A rising tide lifts all boats and the Local First Milwaukee’s When Women Lead event provides the opportunity to engage, support and strengthen our local, women owned businesses.

This event brings together women that own a full time business, have a side hustle, are dreaming of starting a business and/or love supporting women owned businesses in an intimate and real way.  No pretending we have it all together. Instead, we value the transparency, vulnerability and celebrate the growing impact we can have #WhenWomenLeadMKE!

Join us for a fun evening of local connections, local food and local libations all in support of women owned businesses!

Local First Milwaukee, When Women Lead


  • Key Note Speaker – To Be Announced in January!
  • Panel discussion featuring a diverse group of MKE women business owners
  • Networking with 200+ Milwaukee women passionate about supporting each other, business and leadership
  • Thursday, February 27, 2019 at 5:30-8:30pm
  • Hosted at The Box MKE, 311 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

The Details:

This event is slated for 5:30pm on Thursday, February 27th at The Box MKE. Tickets are offered to Local First Milwaukee Members at $30 and guests of Local First Milwaukee at $40. Tickets are available on eventbrite.

About Local First Milwaukee:

Our business alliance is made up of independent, locally owned businesses and non-profit organizations. Local First Milwaukee defines “local” as a business or non-profit that is privately held and located within the five-county metropolitan Milwaukee area (Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington and Racine counties). Our 200+ members have no corporate or national headquarters outside of Wisconsin.

The owners of Local First Milwaukee member businesses live and work within the metropolitan Milwaukee area.Our business members participate in community activities and assist local charities. Local First Milwaukee members create a difference not only through their presence but also through their actions, helping to preserve Milwaukee’s unique character and make it a great place to live!

Not a member of Local First Milwaukee? Learn more at Become A Member about membership and member benefits.