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Gene Mueller considers himself a lucky man. He has spent his career in a radio studio in front of a live microphone informing listeners and “cracking funny,” as he puts it. Early mornings made for early ends of the day when he could go home and be with his children, Alyssa and Matthew. “It was mommy-duty” a great opportunity to be with my kids. I was probably with my kids more than most dads are with their kids.” Alyssa and Matthew are now 27 and 24-years-old, respectively; and fatherhood, as most things, has evolved. “It seems both weird and cool to have your son buy you a beer in a bar. We have great, well-adjusted kids “despite my efforts to the contrary,” he joked. Mueller is quick to give much of the parenting credit to his wife, LuAnn. “I could not have asked for a better mate than her.”
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Christine Holmes is the president and CEO of Penfield Children’s Center, located in Milwaukee. She’s the first woman to lead the organization since its inception nearly a half-century ago. She mentioned it only in passing. “Women tended to be in the role of social workers in organizations,” she said without a hint of animus. For Holmes, 60, it seems as if her entire career has brought her to this place, where, as she said, little miracles happen every day.
Dr. Phyllis King, PhD, develops talent to human potential. She is the associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. With a doctorate in urban education, King knows full well how an untapped talent pool can impact the health of a community, which is why she dedicates time and effort to MilwaukeeWomeninc and currently is the chair of its board. “More and more, women are earning MBAs at a greater rate than men,” King said. “Women have a tremendous contribution to give. They offer a diversity of ideas, insights, information and perspectives – all things that companies need for growth.”
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There was neighborhood ice cream shop where Lauren Schultz would visit as a child. She would choose a cool, creamy flavor from the dipping cabinet, and watch as others enjoyed a cone or a dish filled with a sweet treat. “Everybody was happy. I thought, ‘this would be a great job.’” But like many childhood fantasies, life has a way of keeping them from reality. Schultz’s fantasy never faded.
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Dr. Judy Kim, tenured Professor of Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been chosen as one of the featured speakers at the 2015 Medical College of Wisconsin’s Women in Science event. Some may think Kim is a bit of a dichotomy. A woman of science, Kim lives her life deeply rooted in faith. Her left brain and right brain are oddly in harmony as she is involved in medical research and performs delicate micro-surgery of the retina; yet she speaks three languages, loves music, the piano and photography and derives great joy from raising her voice in song. “I want to be engaged, curious and excited,” she said. “Having many interests helps me to see the world with a bigger perspective.”
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It’s been said that change is one of the few constants in life. For 25-year-old Krystina Finn, affecting change for a group of women thousands of miles away means life itself.
Griselda Aldrete says ‘yes’ to opportunity. For the 33-year-old executive director of Professional Hispanics of Greater Milwaukee, it’s a sound career strategy. Aldrete also has a strategy to change the face of the corporate culture in Greater Milwaukee. No small goal, particularly if you are also going to law school at Marquette University on a part-time basis.
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A recent financial literacy test administered by the Program for International Student Assessment should be a wake-up call for American parents. In this first-of-its-kind international assessment released in July 2014 and given to 29,000 15-year-olds from 18 countries, U.S. teens fell below half of their peers.