YWCA Madison

Moxie Conference

"This was one of the most useful conferences I have attended. I attend 2-3 per year and this is one that I will not forget!"

May 31, 2018 at Monona Terrace
8a to 4:30p│Women of Distinction Leadership Awards Presentation: 11:30a-1:30p

About The Moxie Conference

    Mox•ie [mok-see] - noun, slang.

    1. vigor; verve; pep. 
    2. Courage, determination and nerve. 
    3. skill; know-how

    Despite many gains in access and equality, women in the United States still face significant wage gaps and hold fewer senior leadership positions than men. The Moxie Conference works to change this and fulfill YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women by strengthening conference attendees’ personal career skills and creating a coalition of people dedicated towards collective action aimed at removing structural barriers for women in leadership

    Moxie Conference Planning Committee

    Jillana Peterson, Zendesk - Co-Chair
    Stephanie Muñoz, Kids Forward - Co-Chair
    Amanda Yu, Zendesk
    Christina Henriquez, Overture Center for the Arts, 
    Alicia Haynes Barlow, Forward Community Investments
    Angela Arrington, State of Wisconsin
    Jessica Palmer, Vogel Bros. Building Co.
    Joyce Dieter, American Family Insurance, Co-Chair
    Paula Steinhorstt, Alliant Energy
    Wenona Wolf, Kids Forward
    Allison Evans, Madison Metropolitan School District
    Melissa Gombar, City of Madison
    Misst Tracy, Ho-Chunk Gaming

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    • Event Sponsors





      Godfrey & Kahn 





      • Alliant Energy
      • Hooper
      • OPEIU LOCAL 39
      • The QTI Group
      • Zendesk 


      • Edgewood College
      • Festival Foods
      • Summit Credit Union

      In-Kind Sponsors

      • Total Awards & Promotion