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Women's Affinity Alliance Event hosted by Marquette University
Marquette's Athletic & Human Performance Research Center
733 N. 12th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
Category: Women's Affinity Alliance

Women's Affinity Alliance Event 
hosted by Marquette University 



Date: July 16, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Marquette University's Athletic & Human Performance Resource Cente

Agenda: 
4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Registration & Networking 
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Program
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Networking Reception

Event Description:
In January 2019, President Mike Lovell announced Marquette's newest research initiative, the Institute for Women's Leadership, overseen by the Office of Research and Innovation. The new institute was made possible thanks to a generous $5 million donation from the Thomas J. Rolfs Family Foundation. The goal of the institute is to advance research in the area of gender inequality, and create programming and training opportunities for women in leadership, both on campus and in the larger community. The Institute will help Marquette develop research to influence the national discussion on gender inequality, and enhance leadership and career development programming serving women on campus and in the community. 

Join us as we hear from TEMPO Milwaukee member Jeanne Hossenlopp, Vice President for Research and Innovation at Marquette, as she discusses the launch and work of the Institute. Jeanne will be joined by Emerging Women Leaders Sasha Parsons Waters who develops programming for the Women’s Innovation Network (WIN) at Marquette and Emily Baseheart who is the founding member of Marquette’s Women’s ERG. Sasha and Emily will share their ERG experiences, recent milestones and future opportunities. Finally, Jennica Webster, Associate Professor for the Department of Management at Marquette, will share her expertise on gender, diversity and underrepresented groups in the workplace. Her content will focus on understanding women in the workplace through data collected and analyzed from a climate survey. What can be learned from the data? How can the data be used in the corporate ERG space in assessing the environment for female employees and advancing the climate for them?

About our Speakers: 
Sasha J. (Parsons) Waters currently develops programming for the Women’s Innovation Network (WIN) and the Women’s Colleagues Program at Marquette University. She focuses on creating inspirational events and professional development opportunities for women, minorities and others currently underrepresented in innovation and entrepreneurship. She connects alumni, faculty, staff, students, industry professionals and Milwaukee community by planning and executing a wide variety of networking activities.  Her passion for helping others achieve their goals stems from her background as a Human Resources Professional, her entrepreneurial experience founding her own event planning company, Sasha J. Events, LLC and facilitating youth development programs.  She is originally from Flint, Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from Western Michigan University.

Emily Baseheart is a Senior Director of Regional Development for Marquette University, where she leads the Wisconsin and Minnesota regional fundraising team and serves as the major gift officer for Southern Wisconsin. Emily has over 12 years of fundraising experience, serving as a Senior Community Development Specialist at the Arthritis Foundation before joining the Marquette University Advancement team in 2011.  Active in several professional and community organizations, Emily is a member of the TEMPO Milwaukee's Emerging Women Leaders class of 2019, St. Matthew’s Ev. Lutheran Church Foundation Board, Elm Grove Junior Guild and the UW-Milwaukee Panther Varsity Club. As a former Division 1 college swimmer, Emily is passionate about youth water safety education and helped co-found the Milwaukee Aquatic Association in 2007.   Emily was inspired by Michelle Obama’s challenge to the audience during her Milwaukee book tour stop, How are we preparing our workplaces to be somewhere we’d want our daughters/nieces/granddaughters working in 10+ years? What can we do now to ensure their future opportunity and equality? Working with leaders across campus, Emily became the founding member of the Marquette University Women’s ERG in 2019, with a goal of connecting and empowering women throughout the Marquette campus community.

Dr. Jennica Webster (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at Marquette University. Her area of research expertise centers on gender, diversity, and underrepresented groups in the workplace. She has published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in leading academic journals such as Psychology of Women Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. Her teaching focuses on preparing current and future business professionals to better leverage human resources and diversity in organizations. She also serves as the Committee Chair for the June and Herman Loebl Women Business Leaders Speaker Series and Faculty Advisor to the Women in Business Student Organization at Marquette University. In addition to her research and teaching, she has served as a consultant to a number of organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies such as Dow Corning to not-for-profit organizations such as the YMCA. Dr. Webster received a Ph.D. from Central Michigan University in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and holds a B.A. from Bowling Green State University in Psychology.

Jeanne M. Hossenlopp, Ph.D., is Marquette University’s Vice President for Research and Innovation.  She is a professor of chemistry, served as vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School from 2010 to 2015, was interim dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences from 2008 to 2010, and was chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2004 to 2008.  In her current role, Hossenlopp is charged with facilitating growth in campus research and scholarship as well as coordinating many of the University’s innovation initiatives, including management of the Explorer Challenge and support of the new President’s Challenge. She oversees the work of the offices of Research Compliance and Research and Sponsored Programs, the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, the Marquette Women’s Innovation Network and the newly announced Institute for Women’s Leadership, the Athletics and Human Performance Research Center, as well as Marquette’s presence in the Global Water Center. She directs Marquette’s participation in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin as a co-PI on the National Institutes of Health CTSA program, is on the board of the Milwaukee Regional Innovation Center, and is a member of the U.S. Council of Competitiveness’ Technology Leadership and Strategic Initiative.  She is a member of TEMPO Milwaukee and serves on the WAA advisory committee.


Online registration is now closed. Please email Kelsiee at [email protected]

WAA Members | No Cost
Non-WAA Members | $40
Note: registration will be capped at 60 due to space restrictions.

Contact: TEMPO Milwaukee; [email protected] | (414) 301-6680