Introducing the Greater Together
Creative Challenge

A Call for Creatives

Empowering and amplifying the next generation of emerging creatives

Why Diversity is Good Business

It’s the right thing to do

Glassdoor states that “57% of people think their company should be doing more to increase diversity among its workforce.”

To grow your company

Workplace diversity is among the most important predictors of a business’s sales revenue, customer numbers and profitability, according to Science Daily.

Today’s youth demand it

According to IPR and Weber Shandwick research, “Nearly half of today’s millennials say a diverse and inclusive workplace is an important factor in choosing a job.”

To get the big fish

Major brands are telling their agencies if they don’t diversify, they’ll take their business somewhere else. Brands like Verizon, General Mills and Hewlett-Packard have publicly put pressure on agencies to hire more women and minorities.

To do better work

Deloitte Australia research shows that inclusive teams outperform their peers by 80% in team-based assessments.

Attract stronger talent

By promoting and championing diversity, you’ll be better positioned to attract and retain the best talent and create a highly productive environment.

Become a partner. Make a commitment to Greater Equity 2030.

A challenge to walk the talk

It is our goal to build a self-perpetuating program financed by business partners. We need your support to accomplish that. Greater Equity 2030 is a challenge to Milwaukee business leaders to make a real-world commitment to adding 1,600 positions focused on greater diversity by the year 2030.

Show your commitment

Every contribution matters. You can show your commitment by participating in Greater Equity 2030 at a participation level that fits best for your organization.

Become a sponsor

The challenge is real and our goal is ambitious. We need additional sponsorship support to build the staff and infrastructure to create sustainable change. Greater Together is a 501(c)3, and all donations are tax deductible.

1600

CREATIVE OCCUPATION

JOBS

FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR BY

2030

IN GREATER MILWAUKEE

Why does this program focus on creative occupations?

It is well accepted that the economic vitality of cities in the U.S. is sustained by the heartbeat of its creative culture. Unfortunately, we also know  that people of color are tragically  underrepresented in Milwaukee’s creative occupations.

Until now

To help us understand our challenge, we worked  with Dr. Marc Levine and the University of  Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Economic Development to create the first report on racial inequities in Milwaukee’s creative occupations.

Get in touch. Get involved.

Greater Together is looking for individuals who are willing to contribute their valuable time and talents! If you have a skill set that you are willing to share such as social media, event coordination or sales, please reach out to us. Be a part of programs that help create an equitable Milwaukee.

Connect with us today
Community Partners
Board of Directors

Ken Hanson
President

James Hall
Hall Burce & Olson, s.c.
Attorney

Katherine Wilson
Zeidler Center for Public Discussion
Vice President

Katie Heil
The Heil Family Foundation
Secretary

Jeffery Morin
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Treasurer

Advisory Team

Antoine Carter
Neighborhood Liaison
Imagine MKE

Sara Daleiden
Director
MKE ↔ LAX

Vincent Noth
Executive Director
Riverwest Food Pantry

Brad Pruitt
Executive Consultant
Black Holocaust Museum

Reggie Jackson
Educator & Consultant
Nurturing Diversity Partners

Dr. Marc Levine
Founding Director
Center for Economic Development UWM

Jeff Bentoff
Founder, CEO
Bentoff Communications

Erica Conway
Co-owner
C2 Graphics Productivity Solutions

George Tzourgos
Executive Director
Wisconsin Arts Board

Steve Kodis
Designer
Zero Studios

Brett Waterhouse
Sales Manager

Staff

Ken Hanson
Executive Director
Greater Together
2203 N. Terrace Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Ken@kennethjohnhanson.com

Katherine Wilson
Associate Director
Katherine@greatertogether.me

Drew Lettner
Designer

Kathryn Reimer
Project Manager
Kathryn@kennethjohnhanson.com

Xavier Ruffin
Social Media Consultant

Natasha Lettner
Communications Director
 

Melika Edquist
Director of Strategic Planning

Bevin Christie
Program Director

Greater Together is a nonprofit organization that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in the creative industries in the Greater Milwaukee area. We embrace collaboration and creativity, and believe in inclusion, so everyone can participate, prosper and reach their full potential within the creative economy.

We are the originators of the Greater Together Challenge, a radically open competition of ideas focused on dismantling segregation in Greater Milwaukee.

Contact: info@greatertogether.me