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Congratulations to Janel Hines of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation!
Congratulations to Janel Hines of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation!

Rad Milwaukee Woman: Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Janel Hines

Welcome to a series introducing the women who were nominated by professionals and will be honored at "The Rad Women Celebration: Being Rad for Social Change." The event is hosted by the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee and will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Italian Conference Center. The idea was inspired by the bestselling book "Rad American Women A to Z," by Kate Schatz, who is the keynote speaker at the event.  More information at womensfundmke.org.

Janel Hines is a rad Milwaukee woman who serves as the director of grant programs and strategic initiatives for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

Hines graduated from Rufus King High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her Bachelor of Art and Law degrees.

Hines is a member of Professional Dimensions. She is also a 2016 Professionals Learning About Community, Equity & Smart Growth (PLACES) Fellow with the Funder’s Network. The PLACES Fellowship challenges assumptions and exposes Fellows to new ways of thinking about the role of philanthropy in empowering historically underserved and low-income communities.

"Women aren’t waiting for change. We are making change in the workforce; visionaries strategically leading the way. It’s time the world recognized it," says Hines.

OnMilwaukee: What is your personal mission with the work that you do?


Janel Hines: My mission in the work that I do is to create opportunities to make people and places better. I was raised in a family that reinforced the importance of helping others and using your gifts to better the community. Law school was a natural choice. I became a criminal defense attorney to help balance the scales of justice. My work in misdemeanor and juvenile court helped me see how families cycle through the system.

Individuals and families needed services and resources to break the cycle. This took me into the nonprofit arena. Through social services, I saw the need for better policies. An opportunity to …

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Kara Kaiser strikes a balance in her productive life.
Kara Kaiser strikes a balance in her productive life.

Rad Milwaukee Woman: Kara Kaiser of BMO Private Bank

Welcome to a series introducing the women who were nominated by professionals and will be honored at "The Rad Women Celebration: Being Rad for Social Change." The event is hosted by the Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee and will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Italian Conference Center. The idea was inspired by the bestselling book "Rad American Women A to Z," by Kate Schatz, who is the keynote speaker at the event. More information at womensfundmke.org.

Whether she's at work or at home, Kara Kaiser generates rad-ness. She is the managing director for BMO Private Bank and also very committed to her family.

"At the end of the day, I have to be able to look at myself in the mirror and feel that I am being true to all the areas that are important to me," she says.

Kaiser was honored with Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award in 2012. She serves as a member of the Executive Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, the Board of Directors of Make A Wish of Wisconsin and the Waukesha County Community Foundation Advisory Council.

Read more about why Kaiser is receiving a Rad Woman award in October!

OnMilwaukee: What is your "mission" with the work that you do?

Kara Kaiser: I have the privilege of working with a great team of professionals who work hard to make money simple for our clients. We believe our clients deserve a wealth management plan that is tailored to their unique family. We guide our clients with authenticity and expert advice to create the distinct approach needed to manage their wealth. The families we work with have confidence and clarity that they are getting the most from their wealth and are on track to achieve their financial goals.

What does success mean to you?

I define my success based on a holistic picture of all aspects of my life, both personal and professional. I set goals for myself within my professional life, and I have defined the balance that is important for me to achieve with my family. At the end …

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Carolyn Weber is ready to move her business to another Walker's Point location.
Carolyn Weber is ready to move her business to another Walker's Point location.

Coast In Bikes announces move

Coast In Bikes, 703 S. 2nd St., announced via Facebook that the bicycle shop would move to its third Walker's Point location later this fall. The new location is at 838 S. 1st St.

According to co-owner Carolyn Weber, they will have "more space and a ramp."

"So much work ahead in the coming months but super excited for our next adventure," Weber posted to Facebook.

Coast In originally opened in 2013 on South 5th Street before moving to the 2nd Street location.

Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for a First Look later this year.

Teri Sullivan is one of Milwaukee's raddest.
Teri Sullivan is one of Milwaukee's raddest.

Rad Milwaukee Woman: Teri Sullivan from Arts @ Large

Welcome to a series introducing the women who were nominated by professionals and will be honored at "The Rad Women Celebration: Being Rad for Social Change." The event is hosted by the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee and will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Italian Conference Center. The idea was inspired by the bestselling book "Rad American Women A to Z," by Kate Schatz, who is the keynote speaker at the event. For more information, go here

Teri Sullivan is the founder and CEO of Arts @ Large. She started the organization in 2001, and today, it is an award-winning, nationally-recognized educational organization that builds the skills, confidence and competence of classroom teachers, arts specialists and artist educators to engage thousands of K-12 Milwaukee Public Schools students annually in experiential, arts-infused learning.

Sullivan works daily in many ways to make Milwaukee – and the world – a place of growth, creativity and passion. She sums up her outlook on life in one powerful sentence, "All people deserve the best."

Read more to find out why Sullivan will receive a "Rad Milwaukee Woman" award in October.

OnMilwaukee: What is your personal "mission" with the work that you do?

Teri Sullivan: My personal mission is a George Bernard Shaw quote I carry with me every day: "I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake."

What does success mean to you?

Success means being mindful every moment of how my thoughts, words and actions affect my personal and professional relationships. When I am truly mindful, I know that I am on my most authentic path.

Who or what have you learned from the most?

My father is my inspiration. A high school drop-out, former Navy man and entrepreneur, he was self-taught and created and ran a commercial construction business that was highly successful. He always operated with integrity. What was most important was to be fair and honest, …

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