Welcome back to your Professional Dimensions (PD) Community! After a wonderful summer, we are excited to kick off a new year of PD programs, events, discussions, and connections, all aimed at enhancing the value and impact of your membership.
Our inaugural program of the year places a spotlight on member engagement. We have a diverse range of activities planned to celebrate PD's rich history, culture, and vibrant community.
Join us as we learn from leaders at the center of our local women’s movement, Jennifer Dirks and April Dunn, followed by an invigorating 'Committee Fair' hosted by our Board Members. It's an opportunity to engage with our dynamic PD leaders and fellow members while exploring the various ways you can actively participate in and contribute to our community.
We're eager to reconnect with you and kickstart this year's journey of growth, learning, and collaboration. See you there!"
Jennifer Dirks, President and CEO of TEMPO + Adjunct Instructor at Marquette University
Jennifer Dirks is a women-focused, nonprofit executive, marketing, communications and public relations expert with 25 years of corporate and agency experience. She joined TEMPO in 2014 as its first President & CEO. TEMPO is an organization of more than 400 professional women leaders who hold CEO, executive and leadership positions as well as 350+ Emerging Women Leaders. In her role, Dirks is responsible for the development, implementation and execution of the organization’s strategic direction. She works closely with the board chair, executive committee and board of directors to ensure this direction stays true to the organization’s mission and vision of furthering the impact of women leaders in the Milwaukee business community. Dirks also oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization, corporate partnerships and serves as a community advocate on behalf of TEMPO. She serves on several Boards including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, PEARLS for Teen Girls & Froedtert & The Medical College Physicians Board. Dirks is also an adjunct instructor at Marquette University - Corporate Communications Department. Dirks was named a Woman of Influence and an Executive to Watch by the Milwaukee Business Journal. A native of St. Charles, Illinois, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications from Illinois State University.
April Dunn, Board Member and Interim Vice President of Milwaukee Women Inc. + Former SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at ManpowerGroup and GE Healthcare
I am a seasoned global business leader with a passion for driving innovation, growth, and customer advocacy in the medical devices and workforce solutions sectors. Most recently I served as the first Chief Marketing Officer at ManpowerGroup, the world's workforce expert and largest public company in Wisconsin (NYSE: MAN), where I led the global marketing strategy and execution for the ManpowerGroup family of brands (Manpower, Experis and Talent Solutions). I'm currently a board member and the interim vice president at Milwaukee Women inc, a nonprofit organization that aims to increase the representation of women on the boards of public and private companies. I am motivated by the mission of both organizations to empower people and businesses to achieve their full potential, and I bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the team as a woman, a mother, and a global citizen.
Throughout my career, I have been instrumental in transforming the marketing function, and enhancing the brand reputation of industry leading organizations including General Electric (NYSE: GE) and ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN). Some of my achievements include overseeing multi-billion dollar global brands, managing the strategic planning process, developing and launching category-leading new product & service offerings, executing global brand campaigns, and implementing comprehensive customer experience/NPS programs. I have also leveraged my skills in marketing, strategy, management, and leadership to build high-performing collaborative teams, fostering cross-functional partnerships, and driving digital innovation and growth using lean/agile methodologies to test and validate new business models.
5:30-6:00PM Brief Remarks/ Q&A With Guests
6:00-7:00PM Dinner and Fair