Culture First MKE Book Club


Jan 24, 2023, 11:30 PM ā€“ Jan 25, 2023, 1:30 AM

Join us for the MKE chapter's first book club!

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About this event

For this book club experience, we'll be discussing Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work by Ruchika Tulshyan. Ruchika covers diversity and leadership for Forbes. She is a passionate advocate and speaker for amplifying the voices of women in the workplace. 

Tulshyan shows that using an intersectional approach creates inclusion policies that benefit all. She dispels the myth of the "level playing field" and outlines how individual players, leaders, and organizations can use their privilege to positively impact the workplace by identifying and exposing bias. 

Some of the key learnings from the book include: 

  • Reexamining good intentions around inclusion
  • What is an inclusion mindset?
  • Introduction to the BRIDGE framework
  • Becoming okay with being uncomfortable
  • Why people are so bad at DEI
  • How can you cultivate diverse perspectives?

Even though this is a book club, there are several ways to participate: 

Book Form*

Audiobook *

This Podcast or this Podcast

Video (if you have access to LinkedIn Learning)

*The links for the book and audiobook are linked to a Milwaukee-based, black-owned book store collective called Niche Book Bar. 

The first 10 people to register will receive a FREE copy of the book so don't wait to RSVP! If you are one of the lucky ones to claim a FREE copy, you will receive an email by this Friday, December 9, detailing how and when to pick up your book. 

We hope to see you there!

Culture First MKE Team

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January 24 ā€“ 25, 2023
11:30 PM ā€“ 1:30 AM UTC


  • Sara Vondrachek

    Sara Vondrachek

    Chapter Lead

  • Michelle Spehr

    | Culture First Milwaukee Chapter


  • Joe Poeschl

    The Commons

    Program Director & Co-Founder

  • Maggie Dauss

    The Commons / Greater Milwaukee Committee

    Community Manager


  • Sara Vondrachek

    Career Consultant | Facilitator | Workforce Equity Champion

    Chapter Lead

  • Corrie Schroeder

    Chapter Lead

  • Michelle Spehr

    Chapter Co-Lead

    Workshop Facilitator | Workplace Wellbeing

  • Maggie Dauss

    Fork Farms

    Community Manager & Co-founder, The Commons

  • Joe Poeschl

    MKE Tech Hub

    Program Director

  • Zech Dahms

    Perennial Culture

    Chapter Founder

  • Shalini Nag

    EvidaSolve LLC


  • Andi Sciacca


    Founder + Executive Director

  • Connie Cudnohowski

    Sense of Wonder LLC

    Mindful Leadership Educator

  • Nathan Sheets

    Children's Wisconsin

    Leadership Development Manager

  • Aaron Rindt


    Culture Activist

  • Melinda Pogue

    Northwestern Mutual

    Learning & Development Sr. Specialist

  • Kristin Strunk

    Culture Activist

  • Amanda Panciera

    Urban Ecology Center

    Chapter team

  • Angela Steinkamp

    Chapter team

  • Courtney Omernick

    Concordia University Wisconsin

    Production Coordinator

  • Trav Walkowski


    Partner & Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Rebecca Gasper

    Chapter team

  • Paula Rauenbuehler

    Leading UP, llc

    CEO, Leadership Development Coach

  • Matt Ley

    Flip the Script Coaching & Consulting

    Chapter team

  • Sarah Marshall


    Chapter team

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