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Meet Our Inaugural IWL Awardees!

Award winner


As the Senior Vice President of Partner Strategy and Management for the Milwaukee Bucks, Kareeda has blazed her own trail, taking a job with the Milwaukee Bucks in ticket sales following her graduation from Marquette and working her way up the corporate ladder to her current role. With women making up just under a third of team vice president roles and under ten percent of team presidents or CEOs, Kareeda has made it her mission to help reach out to those behind her, ensuring that "the next young lady has the same opportunities I have," and advocating for greater diversity of thought and diversity in work culture. Her courageous work has changed the lives and careers of women. Thank you for inspiring us, Kareeda!


Award winner


Dr. Rosemary A. Stuart is a Wehr Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences whose research and work on campus over the last 23 years has embodied the IWL's mission to elevate and inspire women. In addition to her past service as Associate Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences and leading her current role as director of the Biological & Environmental Sciences Internship Program, she serves on Marquette's Committee on Diversity & Equity, the IWL Faculty Advisory Council, Marquette's faculty-led Pay Equity Taskforce, and Marquette's NSF-funded ADVANCE initiative, which seeks to support the advancement of women in STEM.  She is also the proud mother of two fabulous and inspiring "kids," Ciara and Eddie. Thank you for inspiring us, Rosemary!


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Gabrielle Chun is a third year, Mechanical Engineering student in the Opus College of Engineering with minors in Business Administration, Graphic Design, and Writing-Intensive English. She has been accepted into Marquette's Graduate School of Management and will be completing her MBA as part of the university's five-year STEM-MBA accelerated degree program. Beyond her academic excellence, Gabby is an active student leader who serves as a tutor for both the writing center and the physics department, a Sacristan for Campus Ministry, and an executive board member for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the Art Club, and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society. As outreach director for SWE, she has also worked with Notre Dame School of Milwaukee and Discovery World to organize volunteer opportunities promoting engineering to future generations of women in STEM. Thank you for inspring, Gabrielle!



2nd Annual IWL Gala | Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Join us to Celebrate Leaders for Courageous Sisterhood

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On the eve of Internation Women's Day, join us to recognize and celebrate the inspiring work, research, and collaborations of IWL.  This 2nd Annual IWL Gala honors Leaders for Courageous Sisterhood by acknowledging the women who bring communities together, uplift and support us, and have demonstrated the importance of sisterhood in making life better for all.

Leading up to the 5:00 PM opening of the gala, IWL will offer free, student-led tours (4-5 PM) of O'Brien Hallthe brand-new College of Business building, which is next door to the gala location in Marquette's Alumni Memorial Union.  A ticket to the IWL Gala includes networking over light appetizers and drinks; an evening program featuring distinguished speaker and Milwaukee's own Thelma Sias, IWL honoring its inaugural award recipients, as well as with heavy hors d'oeuvres, dessert, and a full bar; and a night that is punctuated with the musical stylings of DJ Lauren FeasterCEO of Professional Dimensions.  It is sure to be a memorable community gathering, epitomizing the essence of International Women's Day on its eve.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to purchase your tickets now.

Support the work of IWL through a Gala Sponsorship

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Click HERE to submit your 2023 IWL Gala Sponsorship pledge.

Questions can be sent to IWL Director Jennica Webster (jennica.webster@marquette.edu) or IWL Coordinator Sarah Camp (sarah.camp@marquette.edu).

Payments will be arranged by IWL Coordinator Sarah Camp after receipt of your pledge form.

Join IWL on the eve of International Women's Day to celebrate Leaders for Courageous Sisterhood.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

If you or your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor, please fill out this sponsorship pledge form and contact Sarah Camp with any questions.



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