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Past Events

Technology Talks for WI Tech Month 2023

October is WI Tech Month! MalamaDoe Co-Working Community for Women is facilitating four speaker panels that are free and open to the public. Learn more and register at
WI Tech Month is a month-long celebration of the tech industry in Wisconsin that has taken place since 2021. The Initiative is led by Milky Way Tech Hub and Latinos in Tech.

Friday, June 23, 2023. 19th Annual Shorewood Criterium. Stop by for a tour after 5 pm! Find out more about the Criterium here.

April 20 – 4 pm to 8 pm. 1st Annual North Shore Chamber Expo. Come visit MalamaDoe’s booth in Building 1 at Cardinal Stritch University.
More info can be found here:

May 1, 2023. BizExpo 2023. Stop by our booth at BizExpo 2023 from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. Brookfield Conference Center. More info can be found here.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Week

MalamaDoe is pleased to be participating in Women’s Entrepreneurship Week starting on Monday, November 14. Our members will be involved in the following events:

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – Growing Your Business – Friend or Foe – 7 pm – 9 pm. 

Thursday, November 17, 2022 – Necessity and Flexibility for Entrepreneurs – 7 pm – 9 pm

Friday, November 18, 2022 – Health, Happiness and Owing Your Own Business – 8:30 am – 10 am

Sunday, November 20, 2022 – Ground Up Mental Health – Building a Core Curriculum – 2 pm – 4 pm

Look here for a full list of of events for Women’s Entrepreneurship Week.


Fireside Chats

MalamaDoe is pleased to be bringing back its Fireside Chat Series in October 2022! Check out Press Release 9 20 2022 for more information. This event is free and registration is required.

October Fireside Chat Series 2022 at MalamaDoeTuesday, October 4 – Fireside Chat with Diane Bernhagen, owner of North Shore Doggy Day Care and North Shore Pet Connection. Diane will be sharing her inspiring tale of business success. 7 pm. Suite 110 at MalamaDoe. This event is free but registration is recommended. Please register here.

Tuesday, October 11 – Fireside Chat with Santana Coleman, Co-Producer of the feature length, Emmy winning documentary, When Claude Got Shot. Santana will share her story of creating content to empower, uplift and inspire the Black community. 7 pm. Suite 110 at MalamaDoe. This event is free but registration is recommended. Please register here.

Tuesday, October 18 – Fireside Chat with Jacqueline Boynton, an attorney who focuses on nonprofit corporate and tax law and a long-time teacher of Nonprofit Law and activisit supporting pro-choice women  candidates will walk the audience through the current legal landscape of reproductive rights. 7 pm. Suite 110 at MalamaDoe. This event is free but registration is recommended. Please register here.

Tuesday, October 25 – Fireside Chat with Anne O’ Connor, Kathy Wurzer and Jennifer Koop Olsta, the founders of Bay Bridge in Whitefish Bay whose mission is to address and dismantle systemic racism. They will discuss their strategy to create a welcoming community. 7 pm. Suite 110 at MalamaDoe. This event is free but registration is recommended. Please register here.

June 24 – The 18th Annual Criterium Classic

MalamaDoe will be setting up tables and chairs on the sidewalk outisde our office buliding to promote member businesses. Stop by to say hi and learn more about MalamaDoe. More information abou the Criterium can be found here.

May 3 – MalamaDoe Five Year Anniversary Party

MalamaDoe will be hosting a celebration at its offices on 4465 N. Oakland Avenue to celebrate five years in business. Please register here to attend. The event is free.

Start In Wisconsin Logo

Please check out this page for Start In Wisconsin events.

Nov 12 – Define Your Avatar – How Women Lead in the New Era of COVID Entrepreneurship

Part of the Start Up Milwaukee Week Series (Nov 11 -18)Now more than ever, we need women to lead other women to start businesses. Come hear from a panel of women entrepreneurial leaders from different parts of the city. We will discuss how we are leading while managing remote learning, COVID-19 precautions, and the new economy. As we hear from their expertise, we will celebrate women of different ethnic backgrounds and for the mothers, the different ages of children. Learn more and get tickets here

At MalamaDoe, we showcase women business owners and provide marketing for their businesses while encouraging other women to build great businesses and support women of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

Startup Milwaukee Week connects high-growth entrepreneurs with the resources they need (investors, support programs, service providers, etc.) to launch and scale high-growth tech companies in the Milwaukee region. The 5th annual event is taking place virtually, November 11 – 18, 2020 and is supported by Husch Blackwell, Northwestern Mutual and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Skills Pipeline. 

Oct 25, 2021 – MalamaDoe at MKE Tech Week

MalamaDoe will be hosting a five-woman panel entitled, “Surrounded by Awesome Women in Tech.” This panel will be hosted by MalamaDoe founder Sheila Long and author of Surrounded by Awesome Women. Learn more about this free event and RSVP here.

Oct 6 – 8 – Small Business Academy

FREE three day business academy for:
– Existing small businesses
– Individuals thinking of starting a business
– Entrepreneurs looking for funding and resources

Register here for this free virtual event. More information about this event:
Educational Tracks:
Workshops covering small business lending topics, free business assistance resources and ways to plan, start and grow a profitable business are offered.
Breakout Sessions:
These sessions will provide an opportunity to discuss specific industry information on a variety of topics ranging from: childcare, personal care, construction, hospitality, food services, agriculture, retail, transportation, janitorial and online business. An expert will share their knowledge and experience, and then facilitate peer-to-peer sharing to help participants learn new ways to overcome startup and growth challenges.

Sept 11, 2021 – MalamaDoe at the Shorewood Feast

This will be an all day foodie festival on Oakland Avenue. Stop by outside the MalamaDoe offices to meet our members!


Aug. 19, 2020 – MalamaDoe Businesses at Biz Expo

Make plans now to attend BizTimes Media’s 16th Annual BizExpo.

MalamaDoe Women Business Owners will have a great presence at this event. Use the link above to register for the event and reserve a booth. See you there!

Jul. 30, 2020 – Masterclass – LinkedIn Power Moves for Entrepreneurs Presented by Clarene Mitchell

In this masterclass, Clarene Mitchell will share winning LinkedIn strategies specifically to help entrepreneurs maximize the platform and stand out against their competition. Learn more and register here.

Apr 5, 2020 – Virtual Happy Hour by Member Iman Khan

I’m going to be hosting free virtual happy hours for all of us to social from a distance. We are wired to connect and it’s even more imperative now that we do so. These are intended as a social hour to connect with your community and extended community. I called them Happy Hour for the sole purpose of reminding us that being Happy is a PRACTICE, so we’ll be practicing together.

Here is the link for the first Virtual Happy Hour of Humanizing and subscribe for more. Feel free to share! 

Upon registering to join, I’m limiting it to 20 people, I will send you the link and details to join via Zoom, an online meeting platform. 

Season Two of our Head of the Table Podcasts is Underway

Check out our podcast page for more information.








Allison Phillips
EDGE Marketing & Media


Anja Farin

Anja Farin, LLC


Bonnie Juettner

Quiet Bonnie – Quiet Mystic


Jim Long

James R. Long Law Office


Kathy Papineau

MKE Localicious & MKE Kitchen


Suzie Van Cleave

Van Cleave Architecture + Design


Anjum Alden

Shorewood Care Network


Suzanne Nelson

Mar – Mary Wellness


Sarah Blackwell

Blackwell Law Group SC


Moria Leonhardt

Healthcare Solutions


Iman Khan

Blooming Minds


Louise Hildebrandt

School Counselor


Colleen McFarland



Lisa Castagnozzi

Just Goods


Anne Machesky

Nwyze Coaching Company


Sarah Spencer

North Shore Organic Services


May 8, 2020 – UWM Virtual Innovator Expo

The fifth annual UWM Innovators Expo exhibits a collection of UWM community prototypes, ideas, startups, student orgs, partners, classes, and innovations. This event has been the pinnacle of celebration for the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center. Circumstances have shifted us to an online format for this year’s event. It’s an experiment and we hope it works. Join us in celebrating our innovators! Learn more and RSVP here

May 6, 2020 – UWM Diverse Ideas

Young Enterprising Soceity (YES) will be featured! Their mission is to mobilize people, information, resources and capital for the greater good of its members and society at large. They offer a wide array of programming to young people in the Milwaukee community including STEAM program and the Blueprint. More info here

You must sign up using the link below**
Sign up here.

Mar. 14, 2020 – MalamaDoe Businesses at Shorewood Shenanigans – CANCELLED owing to COVID-19 Quarantine

Shorewood Shenanigans is back and expanding and MalamaDoe members will be there – in front of Three Lions Pub from Kensington to Glendale, promoting their businesses! For more info, see the Facebook Event. We hope you will join us. Register here

Mar. 6, 2020 – Rolling Out the Welcome Wagon – Marketing Plans for the DNC

The Northshore Chamber is meeting with multiple communities to determine what each community has to offer for the DNC 2020.

Let’s meet to discuss what offering we can present to our visitors. Learn more and register here.

Feb. 27, 2020 – Mentors Meet Where You Are At

Making This Happen! Come and get answers to your questions on what it really takes to fulfilling your true calling – opening a business. Learn more and register here.

Feb. 21, 2020 – Time to Roll Out the Welcome Wagon – Planning Your Marketing for the DNC

Time to Roll Out the Welcome Wagon for the 15,000 volunteers and 50,000 visitors attending hundreds of events in the Milwaukee Area for the Democratic National Convention. Let’s celebrate the Forward Thinking State of Wisconsin as Small Businesses will be Center Stage. Join us to find out how best to position your business and neighborhood. Learn more and register here

Dec. 3, 2019 – WWBIC Luncheon

10:30-1:30 pm – Learn more

November 20, 2019PMI Institute: Managing the Human Side of Projects – Facilitating Stateholder Satisfaction, Change Adoption and Organizational Value

Join us from 7:30 am to 9 am for a breakfast discussion at the MalamaDoe offices. Learn more and register here.

November 18, 2019Increasing Your Online Visibility While Making Connections

Come and learn from Nick Christensen from RelyLocal how to increase your online visibility while making connections. Register  for this free event here

November 14, 2019Panel Discussion for Startup Week Milwaukee: Define Your Avatar – What is a Successful Woman Entrepreneur?

It will be a panel with key leaders in Milwaukee who run women entrepreneurship organizations and a discussion on how we can continue to ensure women are represented at the table. Sheila Long will lead a conversation on how they help women build their businesses while ensuring the women flourish and grow personally and professionally. Find out more and register here

October 29, 2019CRM Training with Melanie Varin from TopLine Results

Join us at 12:15 pm at the MalamaDoe offices. Melanie Varin with TopLine Results will be training us on CRM (databases). Please mark your calendars and please register here. Should be a good one. 

Head of the Table Events:

Attend our Head of the Table events and be inspired to launch and lead a business!




Oct. 10, 2019 – Head of the Table – 8:30 am to 10 am. Register for this free event here.

Oct. 10, 2019 – Head of the Table – 11:30 am to 1 pm. Register for this free event here.

Oct. 10, 2019 – Head of the Table – 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Register for this free event here.

October 9Doyenne – Milwaukee October 2019 Connect

Doyenne is in Milwaukee!! Now what??

Join us for an evening to learn about Doyenne, what we offer, how we’re working within the existing Milwaukee ecosystem to bring our unique talents and offerings as well as collaborate to make the Milwaukee ecosystem a better place for all entrepreneurs. Learn more and register here.

Past Offsite Events 2019

Oct. 3 – UWM Diverse Ideas: Issa Nyphaga

11 am – 12 pm. Learn more

Oct. 4 – UWM Social Good Morning: Juli Kaufmann

9:00 am – 10:30 am. Learn more

Oct. 12 – Concordia University Entrepreneur in You

8:30 am – 12 pm. Read more and register here.

Learn more about the Entrepreneur in You Conference.

Oct. 15 – UWM Diverse Ideas: Joanie Buckley

11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Learn more

Oct. 23 & 24 – Marketplace WI

Here is the place to be on October 23rd & 24th. Think Biz Expo for Minority Business Owners. Sheila Long will be getting a booth. Please contact her if you want to join in. Or just attend the event. Read more.

Oct. 29 – Women Veterans in Action – Pathways to Success for Women Entrepreneurs

No matter which phase (creating, starting, or growing) your small business is in; there are people, resources and communities to support you. Join us for an informative morning that will reveal how you, the entrepreneur, can chart your pathway to success. Learn more and purchase tickets here

Oct. 31 – Night of the Ghost Train Celebration

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Read more.

Nov. 1 – UWM Social Good Morning: Deana Singh

9:00 am – 10:30 am. Read more

Nov. 1 – Women’s Fund Luncheon 

12-1:30 pm. More information.

Nov. 11 – Nov. 17 Startup MKE Week

Startup Milwaukee Week events.

Nov. 13 – Milwaukee 5x5x5

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Read more.

Nov. 16 – UWM Business Model Canvas Mixer

9:00 am – 11:00 am. More information.

Dec. 6 – Social Good Morning: Damian Buchman

9:00 am – 10:30 am. Find out more

Dec. 7 – Shorewood BID Winterfest

5:30 – 7:30pm. More about this event. 

AUGUST 22 Wisconsin’s LGBT Chamber Coffee Connection

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber's Coffee ConnectionJoin us at our morning networking event – Coffee Connection. This event is an opportunity for Chamber members to connect with other business owners and professionals that share their values. A special thanks to MalamaDoe – A Coworking Community for Women for hosting!

This is a free event and registration is not required. All are welcome. We’ll bring the coffee, you bring the conversation. Learn more here

AUGUST 14 Doyenne Milwaukee Event at MalamaDoe

Join us in an evening of getting to know Doyenne Milwaukee members and networking with other women professionals while enjoying food and beverages. This paid event will be held at our offices and is hosted by Doyenne Milwaukee and sponsored by American Family Insurance. Learn more and purchase your ticket here

JUNE 27 The Annual Shorewood Criterium

Stop by our offices during the bike races and meet our members showcasing their businesses. Learn more about this event here

JUNE 12 Doyenne Milwaukee Event at MalamaDoe

Join us in an evening of getting to know Doyenne Milwaukee members and networking with other women professionals while enjoying food and beverages. This paid event will be held at our offices and is hosted by Doyenne Milwaukee. Learn more and purchase your ticket here

MAY 30 – The BizExpo

Biz Expo and MalamaDoe

Stop by our booth at the Biz Expo! Learn more about this Expo here.

* Past Events and Fireside chats can be found here.

* Business Tuesdays at MalamaDoe!

* Our Fall Fireside Chat series has ended. 

* Past Fireside Chats in 2018:

May 22, 2018 – Fireside Chat with JoAnne Sabir, The Juice Kitchen

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

April 24, 2018 – Fireside Chat with Liz Sumner, Owner of SHOP

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

March 27, 2018Fireside Chat with Jackie Steinmetz. Jackie Steinmetz is the CEO of Accelity Marketing, a Milwaukee-based marketing agency that drives growth in B2B software startups. RSVP for the event here.

Join us 2/27 for our first Fireside Chat of the spring!

Marian Singer, co-founder and CEO of Welntel, a groundwater technology company, will lead this exciting chat!

Explore Wellntel

OCTOBER 2017 – Our Fireside Chat series was held in October. More information about our speakers is available here: MalamaDoe_FiresideChats2017_sign_8-23-17.

OCTOBER 17, 2017 – Greater Milwaukee Foundation – On the Table event.

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