Beyond the Headlines

Engage, Develop, Inspire

Impact100 Greater Milwaukee's Vision is to engage, develop and inspire women to collectively effect positive change in the Greater Milwaukee community. Beyond the Headlines launched in 2018 to provide insights on community challenges and potential solutions through open discussions with experts and change agents. We believe these insights help our members maximize the transformative impact of our $100K grants to nonprofits. PowerPoint presentations and Learn & Engage resources distributed at the events are available below.

Beyond the Headlines: Foster Care - A Continuum of Care

February 2021

Impact100 Greater Milwaukee's educational series on key issues facing our communities returns with an overview, insights and discussion with prominent experts on the Foster Care Continuum.

Beyond the Headlines: The Critical Issue of Sex and Human Trafficking 

February 2020

Impact100 Greater Milwaukee's educational series on key issues facing our communities returns with an overview, insights and discussion with prominent experts on the challenges surrounding the crime of sex trafficking.

Beyond the Headlines: Education 101: How has it changed and what needs to change

February 2019

Alan Borsuk, reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Senior Fellow Marquette University presented a historical perspective as well as the current issues facing our schools not just within Milwaukee but statewide. He moderated a dynamic panel of experts in the education field including Dr. Deb Kerr, Superintendent, Brown Deer Pubic Schools & President American Association of School Administrators, Laura Gutierrez, Incoming Executive Director United Community Center & Former Secretary of State of Wisconsin and Maggy Olson, Founding Principal, Milwaukee College Prep School.

Beyond the Headlines: Mental Health. A crisis of understanding, a crisis of care

October 2019 

Given the significance of mental health, our program brought together a panel of experts from the mental health field to educate members on the growing concerns and issues with mental health as the silent crisis  Dr. Jon Lehrmann, Chair and Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin provided an overview  of the behavioral health landscape, the high incidence and stigma associated with mental health as well as the challenges to access and support.  Terry McGuire, creator and host of the podcast, Giving Voice to Depression, moderated panel discussion including Martina Gollin-Graves, MSW, President/CEO, Mental Health America Wisconsin; Tanya Fredrich, PhD, Director of Student Service, Elmbrook School District;; and Sarah Reed, PhD, Program and Evaluation Manager, Rogers Behavioral Health. 

Beyond the Headlines: Homelessness to Sustainable Housing in Greater Milwaukee Community

October 2018

The Beyond the Headlines series kicked off in 2018 with an in-depth look into Milwaukee‘s housing crisis. This presentation dug into the challenges of homelessness and obtaining sustainable housing. Michael Gosman, Executive Director, ACTS Housing provided an insightful history and depiction of the housing continuum. A lively and candidate discussion followed, moderated by Mike Gosman, with a panel of experts including Lynnea Katz-Petted, Revitalize Milwaukee, Danielle Bergner, J. Jeffers & Co., Maria Melendes, The Guest House and Dorothy York, ACTS Housing.