2023 IMPRINT AWARD
To “imprint” is to make a lasting mark.
It also describes when one person comes to recognize another as a source of trust and support. An “imprint” is defined as a mark or depression made by pressure and an indelible distinguishing effect or influence.
Professional Dimensions’ Imprint award, formerly known as the Sacagawea Award, was originally established in 1982 to honor career women for their accomplishments as business leaders and trailblazers within the Milwaukee region. Rebranded in 2021, we've expanded this vision to recognize two women who are making a lasting mark in their career, community and collaborations. Like the definitions of “imprint,” they are both successful and supportive. They truly embody the well-rounded character trait, and Professional Dimensions is honored to celebrate their lasting impacts.
2022 IMPRINT AWARD WINNERS
Last year we had the opportunity to celebrate Kamilah Williams-Kemp, Vice President of Risk Products at Northwestern Mutual, and Raquel Filmanowicz, Director of the Economic Equity Advisory Group for Commercial Banking at BMO Harris Bank.
These two women have made an impact on the community and rose to the top because of their prominent leadership in and for Milwaukee. They advocate for this community nationally and internationally.
Williams-Kemp is the vice president of Risk Products at Northwestern Mutual. She has 20 years of experience spanning across multiple dimensions of the insurance and financial services industry. She is a leader in diversity and inclusion in both her profession and community. Williams-Kemp is the first woman and first African American to lead Northwestern Mutual’s Risk Products department and a founding member of their African American Employee Resource Group. She has been recognized by several publications and organizations as a leader and advocate for minorities and girls. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University and an MBA with honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She serves on the global Executive Leadership Council, the boards for Rogers Behavioral Health System, the African American Leadership Alliance of Milwaukee, and Rocketship Public Schools.
Filmanowicz is the director of the Economic Equity Advisory Group for Commercial Banking at BMO Harris Bank. She was the CEO of the 2020 DNC Host Committee from March-September 2020. At BMO she is involved in BMO Empower Fund, a social impact fund and she worked to create an integrated community giving plan that drives the bank’s strategic philanthropic outreach. She was raised by Mexican immigrant parents and became the first member of her family to graduate from college. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University and holds a certificate of Corporate Community Involvement from Boston College. She is the former board chair of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee.
These women were selected for leaving a lasting imprint in their professional and community roles. These are highly successful women who are making the community better and mentoring the next generation of leaders.
About Professional Dimensions
Professional Dimensions is the leading women’s professional association in the Milwaukee area whose mission is to unite women leaders in the relentless pursuit of better. We create opportunities for our members to network, collaborate, learn, and lead, inspiring women to reach for more in all aspects of their lives. Our organization is intentionally inclusive across career experiences and personal identities, maximizing our ability to innovate and elevate those around us. Professional Dimensions challenges leaders to blaze trails in their companies and communities. Our driving ambition is to expand what is possible for women and the world they influence.
Professional Dimensions’ Imprint award was created in 2021 to recognize two women who are making a lasting mark in their career, community, and collaborations, following a year-long reimagining of PD’s longstanding Sacajawea award. These women are both successful and supportive. They are truly well-rounded, virtuous women, and Professional Dimensions is honored to celebrate their lasting impacts.