“I’m all about supporting kids in healthcare initiatives,” exclaims Meriter Foundation senior development director and BugaBees creator Amy Recob. “Because it’s hard to see children struggle, especially knowing when they have the right support, they learn to be self-reliant…”
Growing up in Walworth County, labeled with Asperger’s syndrome, attention deficit disorder and cerebral palsy, Nicki Vander Meulen was a disability advocate by age 7, fighting for her right to attend the local public school.
The business plan for the Stimmi app started with manila folders. As primary caretaker for her 25-year-old nonverbal son with autism, Deb Thompson worried what would become of him if something happened to her and her husband.
Fighting uphill political and corporate battles is just another day at the office for Kara O’Connor. The Wisconsin Farmers Union Government Relations Director has been grappling with the shifting dynamics affecting modern agriculture throughout her eight-year tenure.
Woodman-Holoubek and Gmeinder are disrupting work as we know it. It all started with a conversation in a coffee shop in 2015 and Disrupt Madison—and most recently Disrupt Milwaukee—a movement focused on sharing ideas and changing the world of work, were born.