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First generation diversity efforts were focused on creating diversity in our workplaces. The women of Professional Dimensions believe it is time to take this conversation to the next level in Milwaukee.

Instead of thinking only about how we create diversity, it’s time to realize that we are already working and living in a diverse world, and a representative workforce is not only good for people, but good for business. It's time to shift our focus toward true inclusive leadership, leadership that invites each person to bring their full authentic selves to work and life. This summit is intended to disrupt your thinking about diversity, flip it on its head, and give you the practical tools to ensure that we are building a world in which we all can thrive.


Arwa Mahdawi is a London-born, New York-based writer, brand strategist and diversity consultant. Arwa writes a weekly column for the Guardian covering everything from politics to pop culture. She also writes a newsletter for the Guardian, the Week in Patriarchy, a roundup of the week in sexism and feminism. Along with her writing, Arwa speaks to companies like Hearst, Viacom, and Cisco, about diversity in the workplace. She is the creator of the viral website, Rent-A-Minority, which was covered by media outlets such as the BBC, Le Monde, The Atlantic, and NPR. Her TedX talk on Rent-A-Minority has been viewed over 107,000 times. 





  • A more holistic understanding of what it means to be in a diverse world
  • Practical tools to implement at work to go beyond simply achieving a diverse workforce to creating an environment in which it can thrive
  • Strategies for tapping into diversity in your social world to live your fullest

To sponsor the 2019 Ideation Summit, please contact us at (414) 374-3570 or info@professionaldimensions.org. Click here to view sponsorship opportunities.

1:00 PM Registration
2:00 PM Keynote
3:15 PM First Round of Breakout Sessions
4:30 PM Second Round of Breakout Sessions
5:30 PM Networking Cocktail Hour 



Judith Mouton
Johnson Controls

Mary Piwaron
Children's Hospital

Tim Sheehy
Metro Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce


(414) 374-3570
759 North Milwaukee Street, Suite 404
Milwaukee, WI 53202


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