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WID Monthly Lecture Series: Maripat Blankenheim

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201 E Pittsburgh Ave #301, Milwaukee, WI 53204

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Please join us December 7 from 6:00- 7:30 PM at Workshop Architects for a presentation by Maripat Blankenheim, Director of Corporate Communication for Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

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Don’t let anyone tell you gender bias is a myth. Despite more professional women in the workplace and more women graduating with advanced degrees, they’re still not landing the coveted leadership roles within their organizations at a pace even close to their male colleagues. While not necessarily an optimistic landscape, women have made amazing strides during my 40 years of working in the Milwaukee area. Let’s talk about how to build on those accomplishments, the challenges that still exist and the workplace we want for the next generation of women.


Bio: Maripat Blankenheim is a veteran public relations professional in the greater Milwaukee market. Presently the Director of Corporate Communication for Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Blankenheim has held various PR positions over the past 30 years with Wisconsin Electric Power Co., 9to5 National Association of Working Women, and Planned Parenthood. She began her career in journalism, working as a reporter and editor for weekly newspapers in southeastern Wisconsin. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations from Kent State University.

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