Changing the World, One Woman at a Time
This annual event is a scholarship fundraiser for Mount Mary students. Our keynotes are nationally or internationally renowned women who have made a positive impact for women in our world.
Claudia Kennedy, Retired Lt. General, United States Army
Lt. General Claudia Kennedy (RET.) was the keynote for the September 2014 Fall Transforum held in downtown Milwaukee. She spoke of her experience as the first woman to receive the rank of three-star general in the United States Army. View the presentation.
Mona Sutphen, former Deputy Chief of Staff to the Obama Administration Mona Sutphen, Milwaukee native and former Deputy Chief of Staff to the Obama Administration and adviser to the president on domestic policy and international issues, was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Transforum, and shared the story of her varied and intriguing career while urging attendees to “find what they’re good at” and use it to make a difference. View the presentation.
Andrée Simon, President, Women for Women International
During the 2012 Transforum, Andrée Simon, president and COO of Women for Women International, an organization committed to helping women survivors of war transform their world, shared stories of small actions by ordinary individuals that have had a positive ripple effect and impacted women's lives across the globe. View the presentation.
Susan Retik, Co-Founder, Beyond the 11th
In 2011, Susan Retik shared information on her efforts to support widows in Afghanistan through grants and skill development provided by Beyond the 11th, which she founded after losing her husband in the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. View the presentation.
Marie Wilson, Founder, The White House Project
Marie Wilson, founder of The White House Project, shared information from The White House Project Report: Benchmarking Women's Leadership, which looked at 10 different sectors and provided concrete solutions from experts in each for improving women's leadership. View the presentation.