Racine at 7:30 AM

Strong Women, Strong Coffee with Marie Watkins - CEO, Polaris Talent Inc.


Date & Time
Wed, Nov 7, 2018
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Gateway Technical College - Racine Campus
Great Lakes Room
901 Pershing Drive
Racine, WI 53403
Fueled by caffeine & passion, this FREE morning networking event is for women focused on achieving something fresh for their business or themselves. Each event features a local strong woman!

Marie Watkins is a seasoned industry leader with deep knowledge in talent acquisition and a passion for mentoring the next generation for entrepreneurs. In her 25 year career that dated back to the first 'dot com boom', she has worked for enterprise companies such as Microsoft, Verizon, Expedia, and Medallia, and dozens of Silicon Valley startups performing various HR and Talent Management roles.

She enjoys the technical aspects of recruiting, but her true passion and talent lie in connecting people. She extends this skill to her other pursuits such as mentoring, speaking, and coaching. She is the CEO of Polaris Talent Inc., a new recruiting company aiming to redefine the hiring experience for both clients and candidate. She also volunteers backstage managing costumes for a children's theatre group, MET2, in four Southern California cities and assisting her daughter backstage at various productions.

In her free time she enjoys strong coffee, good wine, great books, baseball, and spending time with friends and family. 

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About Racine
World-famous for O&H Kringle and Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings, Racine is located on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Root River between Kenosha and Milwaukee. The fifth-largest city in Wisconsin, Racine was rated "the most affordable place to live in the world" by the Demographia International Housing Affordability survey in January 2017 and ranked #4 on a list of the best places for women to start a business by NerdWallet. We have a long history of manufacturing and innovation and over the last 100 years major companies have called Racine home including: J.I Case, S.C. Johnson, Dremel, Twin Disc, Modine, InSinkErator, Hamilton Beach, Western Publishing, and Horlick’s Malted Milk. Racine County is the future home of Foxconn and we are very excited to see the change and innovation that will bring and our emerging startup and entrepreneurial scene is ready to welcome it.
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