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Wisconsin Herd and BMO Partner to Host Women's Empowerment Event

February 26, 2024 - NBA G League (G League)
Wisconsin Herd News Release

OSHKOSH, Wis. - The Wisconsin Herd, NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks, will partner with BMO to support women's empowerment and celebrate Women's History Month at the Herd's game against the Maine Celtics on March 2.

Before the game, the Herd and BMO will host a free Wisconsin HER Day event with programming provided by We EmpowHER at Oshkosh Arena. The day includes information sessions hosted by dynamic speakers and will focus on empowering women for success. The event runs from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. with on-site registration from 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

We EmpowHER is a non-profit organization that provides women and children with a safe, supportive community where participants are encouraged and empowered to engage in year-round programming, utilize community resources and embrace the best versions of themselves as valued community members.

"BMO is committed to creating sustainable progress for women and girls that removes barriers to their empowerment and champions their advancement - we are proud to support the Wisconsin HER Day event," said Deborah Roesner, Managing Director, Wisconsin, BMO Commercial Bank. "BMO's commitment to supporting equity is guided by our Purpose, to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life, for our clients, colleagues and the communities we serve."

The Herd will change its name to the "Wisconsin HER" for the evening's game and players will wear one-of-a-kind jerseys that will be auctioned off to benefit We EmpowHER.

The jerseys feature an overall purple color with hints of green and white to symbolize women's empowerment. The trim features a floral pattern, created by uniting the letter "W", for women, five times. These jerseys will be auctioned off at the game and online at starting now until March 9, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. CST.

The full run of show is below:


      12:00pm-12:45pm: Registration

      12:45pm-1:30pm: Keynote Speaker Presentation: Ali Starr

      1:30pm-2:00pm: Break

      2:00pm-2:45pm: Breakout Session 1

      -Keziah Love - Nothing Left to Lose: Fulfilling Your Purpose

      -Mindi Huebner - How to Go from Goal Setter to Goal Getter

      -Kimberly Galske - Unlock the Power of Relational Intelligence - Know your Communication Code

      -Alecia Jacobson - Igniting Your Spark: Breaking the Back Burner Cycle

      2:45pm-3:00pm: Break

      3:00pm-3:45pm: Breakout Session 2

      -Kaela Gedda - The Power of Yes

      -Consuela Munoz - GEAR Up for Success: Empowering Women to Master Productivity and Mindset in 12 Weeks

      -Liz Moldenahuer - The Positive Light: Reduce your stress and anxiety and increase your overall happiness

      -EmpowHER Hour Panel - Kim Eschenbauch, Wendy Babcock, Pe Lee Moua, Kelly Northlee

      3:45pm-4:00pm: Final closing in each room

      4:00pm: HER Day event ends

      5:00pm: Doors open for game

      6:00pm: Game - Wisconsin Herd vs Maine Celtics

More information on the free Wisconsin HER Day event can be found here. Participants can register online here but registration does not include a ticket to the Wisconsin Herd game that night.

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