She Stands Tall®

“Don’t mistake politeness for lack of strength.”

—U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor

Ask a woman how she got from there to here in the work world and you’ll rarely find a straight line. Women’s work-related struggles are different, but common threads exist including lower pay (a woman earns only 79% of what a man earns) and slower promotion rates. Still (or maybe because), in 2015, over 30 percent of U.S. businesses were owned by women—bringing in $1.6 trillion in revenue and employing over 8 million people combined. By 2018, 1 in 3 new jobs will be generated by women-owned businesses.

Melnick & Melnick, S.C., a law firm and woman-owned business, created this community to support women business owners and encourage their personal growth and development. We share stories, advice, and resources to help women both in and out of the workplace.

She Stands Tall®

Speaker Series

Upcoming Events

Speaker Bio

Barkha Limbu Daily grew up in Kathmandu, Nepal and started cooking with her mom, starting at age 7. Barkha made her way to Wisconsin in 2003 for college and graduate school, where she studied marketing and earned her MBA. When Barkha and husband, Jesse, found a dilapidated but historic home turned saloon and brothel turned bar and restaurant, on Main Street in Thiensville, the idea for a Nepalese restaurant was born. Since opening in 2014, the cheel has become an award-winning restaurant, earning inclusion on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s 2018 top 50 restaurants list. Join us to learn how Barkha manages a restaurant, beer garden (the baaree), and her active two-year old son. Plus, Barkha will answer your burning questions including why Thiensville, is Tyler Florence really that good looking in person, and what’s a cheel anyway?

Details

Date: December 10, 2018

Time: Networking 6:00 - 6:30 PM CDT
           Speaker 6:30 - 7:30 PM CDT

Cost: $7 dollar reservation in advance; $10 entry at the door; optional $6 tap beverage

Location: The Ruby Tap - Mequon

Address: 6000 W Mequon Rd
                 Mequon, WI 53092
               

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The Big Salary Reveal: 12 Real People discover What the Pay Gap Looks Like

Same job, similar experience, but pay, not so much.  read more

Defend Your Research: What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women

More women, smarter group. Enough said. read more

More Women in Their 60s and 70s Are Having ‘Way Too Much Fun’ to Retire

Women, especially those over “retirement age,” just wanna have fun-at work. read more

Gloria Steinem: Women Have ‘Chick Flicks.’ What About Men?

Men do have a category of their own. Think “Saving Private Ryan” and Westerns. read more

10 College Majors Where Women Earn More than Men 

Is your major on the list?  read more

The four qualities of a perfect cold email, according to the Birchbox CEO

Rookie professionals may have to take shots in the dark. The cold email can be a useful tool for success, if you get it right. read more

Marquette grad sticks it with magnetic false eyelashes invention

We had to try them for ourselves! Call or email Sarah for our review.  read more

6 U.S. Cities to Watch in 2017

We aren’t surprised MKE made the list. Who can resist shopping in our Historic Third Ward or jammin’ out at Summer Fest? Add our ... read more

Her Memory Fading, Paula Wolfert Fights Back With Food

With the help of a brain boosting diet and devoted friends, she is telling her story and sharing her world famous recipes.  read more

This Woman Knows How to Take Your Money

Helping people raise their hands then in hairy chest contests now in million dollar charity auctions. read more

What Happens When Women Legislate

No more pink tax. No more co-pay on birth control. No gender pay gap. Doesn’t that sound dreamy? read more

The New Yorker Cover That’s Being Replicated By Women Surgeons Across The World

Female surgeons #ILookLikeASurgeon social media challenge is catching on thanks to an endocrine surgeon at the University of ... read more

She Was the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon. 50 Years Later, She’s Back

She conned her way in to run Boston Marathon in 1967–the first female runner–but celebrated 50 years later when she will run the 26.2 ... read more

At 91, Ella Brennan Still Feeds (and Leads) New Orleans

The work of this spirited business woman transformed The Big Easy. read more

Women-Run Hedge Funds Are Beating the Rest

It turns out that women are outperforming men, again.  read more

Nevertheless, Her Majesty Persisted

Queen Victoria was one of the first women to Have it All: a husband, nine children, and a demanding job leading an empire. read more

Is This Store The Best-Kept Secret In Fashion?

You won’t believe the prices of the designer clothes at this hidden store.  read more

Which Badass Woman In History Are You?

Take this quiz to find out! (Stephanie is Ruth Bader Ginsburg!)  read more

8 Scientific Breakthroughs You Didn’t Know Were Made By Women

Hidden women in STEM–including inventions related to computer programming, wifi, and the nerve growth factor. read more

Balancing Act: Three sisters are Zander Press’ fourth generation owners

Only 3% of family-owned businesses make it to the fourth generation. These sisters talk family legacy, community, and plans for the ... read more

20 Best Sites for Female Entrepreneurs 

From networking to helpful tutorials, check out this list of the most helpful websites for women in business. read more

How I Built This — Spanx: Sara Blakely

Hear Sara Blakely discuss her journey to develop everyone’s favorite undergarment-which started in the Neiman Marcus headquarters ... read more

Digging Deeper: Adoption in Wisconsin

A Wisconsin lawmaker wants to make the in-state adoption process a lot easier on the birth-mother.  read more

A Travel Ban’s Foe: A Young Firebrand and Her Pro Bono Brigade

The founder of the International Refugee Assistance Project works in her socks, curses like a sailor, and loves a good lawsuit.  read more

What’s Inside A ‘Derby Pie’? Maybe A Lawsuit Waiting To Happen

Don’t serve “Derby-Pie” unless you are ready to fight a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by a determined family.  read more

How this mom turned $775 into a $65 million company in only 5 years

The Cambridge Satchel Company startup kit: an intuitive woman, her mom, a free online course, a couple of cereal boxes, and a whole lot read more

Robots on wheels may soon deliver takeout to Madison humans

The passage of the “R2-D2 bill” could legalize and regulate the use of personal delivery drivers, or PDDs. You may have to yield to ... read more

Irish butter dispute takes new turn with Kerrygold lawsuit

Is Irishgold’s butter substantially similar to Kerrygold’s butter? You decide–before the U.S.District Court for the Eastern District of read more

In Wisconsin, selling cookies can land you in jail

Home bakers can’t legally sell their treats in just two states, including Wisconsin. They lobbied and are now challenging the ... read more

Women’s rights country by country – interactive

Interactive diagram breaking down laws affecting women’s rights (including domestic violence, property, and harassment) by country. read more

Chadbourne Litigator Suing Firm is Expelled

Female partner sues firm in gender discrimination class action for $100 million. Spoiler alert–she’s not working at the firm any ... read more

Madison Chocolatier CocoVaa is sued by Mars for trademark infringement

Are CocoVaa chocolates confusingly similar to CocoVia supplements? A Virginia federal court will decide.  read more

The Rapist’s Loophole: Marriage

Multiple countries condone husbands’ violent acts against their wives with laws making marital rape expressly legal (10 countries) or ... read more

Drink Wisconsinbly pub co-owners allege they’ve been frozen out

Local partners duel over control of the bar and access to records. read more

Sexual Harassment Claims Against a ‘SHE-E.O.’

Employee of Thinx, a company that makes period underwear, sued claiming her boss’s boundary-breaking workplace motto went to far (e.g., read more

Consumer Review Fairness Act Taking Effect

Go ahead, post a negative review online. The form terms of service can’t stop you. read more

Pilot project to test proposed business court

Starting in July, Wisconsin will test a dedicated business court in Waukesha, Door, Outagamie, and Brown counties (among others) in the read more

Federal Judge goes out on a ‘lonely limb’ and blocks Colorado town’s ban on topless women

Toplessness is now legal for all in Fort Collins.  read more

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