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Deanna Singh: Purposeful Hustle & Social Enterprise 101

Keynote & Workshop Speaker

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About Purposeful Hustle

To be an effective change maker, you have to blend intentional thought (Purpose) with intentional action (Hustle). Deanna's definition of Purposeful Hustle is directing your life's work toward intentionally making a positive impact in the world. Therefore, a Purposeful Hustler is someone who exists in the world with the ultimate goal of creating change!

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify how to use your skills, talents, and passions to make a difference in the world

  • Discover how to step outside your comfort zone

  • Construct your purpose statement

  • Gain tools to overcome common setbacks like not having enough time, money, or resources

  • Name your true fears and construct a plan to tackle them

  • Build resiliency techniques to sustain you through moments of failure

About Deanna

Deanna Singh wants to live in a world where marginalized communities have power. As an expert social entrepreneur, she is obsessed with making the world a better place, and she will build or break systems to create positive change. While tackling complex social challenges, Deanna gives audiences the tools and courage to imagine, activate, and impact the world as agents of change. Deanna is described as a trailblazer and dynamic speaker who is at the forefront of social change. She is an accomplished author, educator, business leader, podcaster, and social justice champion!

Deanna earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She has been recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as one of the community's most influential 40 Under 40 Leaders, the State of Wisconsin as a Woman Who Inspires, and by Forbes as an African American Woman Everyone Should Know.

Learn more about Deanna and her impactful work.


Denise Thomas: Inclusive and Equitable Communication

Special Guest Workshop Facilitator

Board of Directors Member for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

Denise Thomas is the Founder and Owner of The Effective Communication Coach, LLC, a consultancy focused on transforming emerging and existing professionals into extraordinary leaders by mastering the art of effective communication.


With 19 years of experience within Fortune 100 companies, Denise has honed the ability to deliver and receive messages across language, cultural, and communication-style barriers. She has been recognized for excellence in leadership from companies including Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, PepsiCo, General Electric, and MillerCoors. Denise continues her focus on empowering people by traveling and teaching effective communication to professionals worldwide including Egypt, China, and Israel.

Denise has supplied her expertise to organizations including Junior Achievement USA, Feeding America, Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute, and the National Urban League. She currently consults for highly regarded employers including Southern Company, Manpower Group, and Northwestern Mutual.

Denise was recently recognized with multiple awards by the Milwaukee Business Journal including 2019 Woman of Influence and Top 100 Power Broker for 2018, 2019, and 2020. She also received Milwaukee Magazine’s 2019 “Women of Distinction”, and BizStarts “Inspiring Entrepreneur.” The Milwaukee Times Newspaper recently recognized Denise for her “Excellence in Business” during their 35th Annual Black Excellence Awards in 2020.

Learn more about Denise and how she transforms professionals into extraordinary leaders.

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You can experience the celebratory day in-person or virtually. The first 100 registrants will receive Deanna's book "Purposeful Hustle" at the event!

Registration deadline is Friday, November 5.