Women in Business Madison, WI

Women in Business: Navigating Your Career Path

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at the Madison Club
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Connect with Business Badger Alumnae in Madison

The Wisconsin School of Business is fostering a community of women in business that provides mentorship, professional development and meaningful networking opportunities to support alumnae in their careers and personal lives. Join us for an evening of networking and conversation with fellow female Business Badgers in Madison.

Program Schedule

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm: Registration and Networking
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm: “Navigating Your Career Path” Panel Discussion
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm: Networking

Panel Speakers

Business Badger alumnae at various stages of their careers will answer questions about their professional experiences and personal successes, share insight into how they balance their passions and commitments and engage in meaningful conversations with our guests. Our panel of accomplished Wisconsin alumnae and a current student includes:

Toni Sikes (MS ’83) is a successful entrepreneur with 30 years of operational, fundraising, venture capital and investment banking experience. She is the founder of three art companies and is also general partner in Calumet Venture Fund, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology companies.  Sikes serves on the boards and advisory boards of national economic development organizations and technology companies, including Gener8tor and the venture debt advisory board of the Madison Development Corporation.

Meg Prestigiacomo (BBA ’92), Vice President at Robert W. Baird & Co., provides investment management and financial planning services to meet her clients' retirement, education and estate planning goals. She has a passion for helping women become more informed, more engaged and more present in their finances.

Melissa Turczyn (BBA ’04, JD ’07), Partner at Michael Best & Friedrich, represents early-stage and emerging growth companies in numerous industries, including IT, pharmaceutical, medical device, clean tech and mobile applications. Her experience includes assisting such companies in formation, capitalization and financing strategies and representing venture capital/angel funds and other investors in the venture space.

Nancy Spelsberg (MBA ’06) is the President at BCP Transportation, Inc., a woman-owned trucking company offering long haul trucking, regional deliveries and warehousing. With a background in the energy industry, she focused on economic development, power supply needs, development and implementation of conservation management and managed relationships with top commercial and industrial customers, government and communities. She currently serves as the Director of the George M. Eisenberg Foundation for Charities.

Anna Lloyd (MBA ’17) is an International Marketing Manager for Trek Bicycle, where she is responsible for supporting brand development in Latin America and other developing regions. Anna focuses on the communication and localization of global marketing and retail resources to help increase brand awareness and improve product perception in emerging markets. In 2010, Anna was awarded the Canton Advertising Federation’s Student Thrive Under 35 award for her work as a student entrepreneur with SkipStone Marketing, a self-started marketing consultation service.


Madison Club
5 E. Wilson St
Madison, WI 53703
P: (608) 255-4861

Parking Information

The Hilton Hotel Ramp is located next door; parking is charged at a rate of $3.00/hr. with a maximum $18 daily rate. Parking spaces designated as “Madison Club Members Only” are reserved for members who pay a monthly parking fee. Those who park in these spots without a permit run the risk of receiving a parking ticket.

The Government East Ramp is located on the corner of S. Pinckney and E. Wilson Streets; parking is charged at a rate of $1.50/hr. with a maximum $5 daily rate for those who park after 5 p.m. and on weekends.

The Monona Terrace Ramp on W. Wilson Street just west of S. Carroll Street. Parking is charged at a rate of $.75/half hr. with a maximum $12 daily rate. The maximum daily rate is $5 for those who park after 5 p.m. and on weekends.