Eloise Anderson, the secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, was the keynote speaker for the recent African American Chamber of Commerce’s “Women in Business” Series, a quarterly event recognizing and showcasing women entrepreneurs and leaders. The event was held at the Milwaukee Yacht Club, 1700 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive.
The theme for this luncheon was, “Igniting Your Passion for Success and passion is the fuel that ignites success.” Anderson was appointed by Governor Scott Walker in 2011 to lead the department. Secretary Anderson is nationally and internationally known as a leader in public policy creation and implementation. She has extensive experience in child welfare and work support issues. Secretary Anderson began her career in Milwaukee as a social worker before joining state government, she has over 20 years in state service in a variety of roles including serving as the Administrator of the Division of Community Services at the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services.
AACC president and CEO Dr. Eve M. Hall states, “Having passion for a particular goal, whether personal or professional, provides the energy and motivation to take the actions necessary to achieve that goal. Successful entrepreneurs and business leaders must have the drive and passion to be successful.”