Announcing STEM in Style: A Celebration of Women in STEM -- Click here to learn more!

MILWAUKEE – This Friday, February 23rd, the Milwaukee Area Science Advocates (MASA) will reimagine the runway and use it to highlight inspiring women in STEM in the Milwaukee area at the Milwaukee Athletic Club in downtown Milwaukee.

STEM in Style: A Celebration of Women in STEM is MASA’s inaugural benefit to support science in the Milwaukee area and honor ten women in STEM that are inspiring younger generations, creating a positive impact in the Milwaukee community, and excelling in their STEM careers.

The following ten honorees were nominated by the public and selected based on their contributions to the community in the fields of science education, public health, and sustainability:

  • Carrie Bristoll-Groll, Principal Civil Engineer/CEO at Stormwater Solutions Engineering
  • Dr. Ellen Censky, Senior Vice President and Academic Dean at MPM
  • Diane Golden, Senior Hardware Engineer at Rockwell Automation
  • Karen Lindholm-Rynkiewicz, Engineering & Design Teacher at Muskego High School
  • Lindsay Obermeier, Raptor Program Director at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
  • Dr. Sandra Pfister, Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology at MCW
  • Tara Rahmani, President of the Society of Women Engineers at MSOE
  • Dr. Shannon Stadler, Chiropractor at Integrative Family Wellness Center
  • Jennine Swafford, Analytical Chemist at Materion Advanced Chemicals
  • Tamara Watkins, Senior Operations Program Manager at Johnson Controls

The event will kick off with a presentation by the Milwaukee Area Science Advocates (MASA) followed by keynote speaker Amber Bakkum of the Medical College of Wisconsin. The main event will include a runway show featuring woman-owned local boutiques such as International Appeal, Mainstream Boutique, and Access Boutique.

The event will also include a silent online auction featuring over 25 prizes, including Milwaukee Bucks Fan Packs, MKE Film Passes, Private Cyclebar Brookfield classes and more.

Over 40 organizations have been a part of making this event a reality through their generous donations, sponsorships and support:

  • Adventure Rock MKE
  • Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co.
  • Array
  • Artery Ink
  • Babboni Photography
  • Badger Liquor
  • Bartolotta Restaurants
  • Barre Code Milwaukee
  • Charlie’s Catering
  • Colectivo Coffee
  • Covet & Ginger
  • Cyclebar
  • Educators Credit Union
  • El Rey Family Market & Taco Loco
  • Escape MKE
  • EvolvMD
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Indulgence Chocolatiers
  • Jacobs
  • J.T. Armstrong Photography
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Admirals
  • Milwaukee Athletic Club
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Milwaukee Film
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Monkey Bar Gym
  • Ned’s Pizza
  • Outpost Natural Foods Co-op
  • Peak Physique LLC
  • Print-n-Press Digital Color
  • Rexnord
  • Rocky Rococo’s
  • Scottfree Salon
  • SocialEnergizer
  • Trader Joe’s – Brookfield
  • Transfer Pizzeria Café
  • Twisted Path Distillery
  • Uptown Art : Sussex
  • Urban Om
  • Wander & Co.
  • Wheel Fun Rentals


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