The Betty Awards

The Betty Awards Luncheon
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel

Milwaukee Magazine’s first-ever Betty Awards honors our late publisher, Betty Ewens Quadracci, who inspired, led and changed the lives of women in our community and beyond. These awards recognize women in six categories who exemplify the particular characteristics of Betty. Join us for a celebratory luncheon on Tuesday, December 10th at Saint Kate, The Arts Hotel as we honor the award winners.

Enjoy great food and fellowship, meet this year’s award recipients, celebrate the life and legacy of Betty Quadracci, connect with the community and get inspired.

About the Event

Individual tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $75/person which includes refreshments and a three-course lunch. The event will have a keynote speaker and networking opportunities. Tickets are limited; advance purchase is highly recommended. Sponsorship opportunities are available, please find more info here.

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December 10, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saint Kate, The Arts Hotel
139 E Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee




Awards Program

Nomination Categories:

Groundbreaker: Betty was known for treading boldly where few had gone before. This award will be bestowed on a woman who is a pioneer in her field: she might be a chef, engineer, or an executive in the tech space. Whatever her profession, she has paved the way with her undaunted attitude, allowing future generations of women to follow in her footsteps.

Tenacious B: Exemplifying our late publisher’s grit and ability to turn obstacles into opportunities, this woman warrior plays the long game. She might act on behalf of people who don’t have access to power, or she could be fighting for political or legal change. Perhaps she has a vision for a new agency, organization or building in Milwaukee. Whatever it is, this lady doesn’t give up.

Standout Sister: Betty was committed to helping women realize their potential, and this award honors that quality of sisterhood. Whether through mentorship to build the next generation of strong women, advocacy to ensure their voices are heard or simply lending a sympathetic ear, this woman is all about elevating, empowering and building the bonds of sisterhood.

Risk-Taker: She lives by the saying “with great risk comes great reward.” This woman might be a gutsy entrepreneur or someone who quit a great job to do something she finds more meaningful. She’s a fearless female who acts first and asks questions later.

Creative Genius: Artistic expression was one of Betty’s passions. This category belongs to the artist at the very top of her game. Whatever her discipline may be, she combines skill, discipline, and pure talent to create an oeuvre uniquely her own.

Bridge-Builder: She is invested in and excels in an area critical to making Milwaukee a better place for all: communicating, mediating and finding common ground. You might find her leading a nonprofit, or perhaps she’s an attorney with keen negotiating skills.

The nomination period is now closed. Please see our November issue where we’ll announce the award winners. Subscribe here to get it delivered along with monthly issues of Milwaukee’s most-read magazine.