Milwaukee Urban League explores post-pandemic employment landscape

21 Jun 2021 9:34 AM | Anonymous

State of Black America MKE virtual town hall features key experts and thought leaders.

(Milwaukee, WI ●June 21, 2021) Milwaukee Urban League continues its’ series State of Black America MKE with a look at how employment and entrepreneurship will impact jobs and economic development. The virtual town hall – Intersecting Employment and Entrepreneurship: Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Pipeline – is Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from Noon – 1:15 pm. Individuals can register for the town hall by clicking here. The event is sponsored by Molson Coors Beverage Company.

“Employment data shows resignation rates, even in mid-career and manager positions, have increased during the pandemic,” said Dr. Eve M. Hall, president and CEO of Milwaukee Urban League. “Some have even dubbed this time as the ‘great resignation’, especially among women and those in the healthcare and technology fields. At the same time, some individuals are using this time to create their own companies and opportunities. These factors are causing companies to rethink recruitment and retention to keep top talent.”

A panel of local corporate, nonprofit and entrepreneurial leaders will discuss several areas: how the cross sections of employment and entrepreneurship and the impact this has on jobs and economic growth; how employment and entrepreneurship work together to drive the post-pandemic economy; and how the talent pipeline is diversified in a meaningful way.

Panelists include:

  • Steven Brown, vice president of Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI), Molson Coors Beverage Company
  • Wendy Baumann, president and chief vision officer, Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)
  • Ugo Nwagbaraocha, president, Diamond Discs International
  • Chytania Brown, president and CEO, Employ Milwaukee, Inc.
  • Giacomo “Jack” Fallucca, chairman of the board & CEO, Palermo’s Pizza
  • Nancy Hernandez, Hispanic Collaborative president, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC)

The first State of Black America Milwaukee in 2020 examined the statistics that impact outcomes in Milwaukee African-American community and discussed ways to address the issues. More than 500 individuals participated to the virtual event.

About Milwaukee Urban League

Milwaukee Urban League is an affiliate of The National Urban League. We lead through education, employment, and advocacy to achieve economic vibrancy and equal access to all industries and disciplines that position African Americans to create wealth and live a better quality of life. Milwaukee Urban League's vision is to ensure that Wisconsin becomes a top 10 place for African Americans to live and thrive, and where the greater Milwaukee area becomes a leader in education and socioeconomic inclusion. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @urbanleaguemke.

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