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ENGAGING COMMUNITY CONNECT 20 NETWORK YEARS A FUND FOR WOMEN HAS SUPPORTED AND IMPROVED THE LIVES OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN DANE COUNTY. SO GLAD THEY'RE HERE! THE LATEST RANTS+RAVES The feedback I have received from being BRAVA's October cover model has been nothing less than incredible. I have received more than 30 personal messages on Facebook from complete strangers thanking me for so many things—my bravery, me helping them see "normal" in my decision to be breastless, my belief that women are still beautiful with or without breasts. Friends and family have given nothing but positive feedback—and the sentiments have all been the same whether they come from men or women, ages 20 or 75. They are proud of me and my decision to do the cover and think it is a beautiful photo. Here's a direct quote from my husband Brendon: "This is such a badass photo!" Thanks BRAVA, for the incredible opportunity! It is in the top five life experiences for me! Love you ladies! –Michele Prieve Wilkinson Thank you for the fantastic piece in the October issue . You captured Vault perfectly and we could not be happier. The response has been wonderful; the phones are ringing more, and new customers have come to visit. Thank you, thank you, thank you. —Carrie Simpson, owner, Vault Design & Interiors JOIN US GET PUBLISHED Key in #bravaonthetown on Instagram and Twitter to share a photo from your experiences out and about enjoying the Madison area. Your photo may be selected to run in an upcoming issue of BRAVA. Only on Facebook? Upload your photo to our Facebook page, too! /BRAVAmagazine 14 @bravamagazine BRAVA MAGAZINE | NOVEMBER 2013 Build it, gals! Meet mentors and peers at the new Women Building Wisconsin. The organization's first panel discussion and networking event "Don't Just Survive— Thrive!" connects women in architecture, engineering, construction and operations— industries in which women are minorities. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Nov. 5. Tri-North Builders. (920) 723-0341. @bravamagazine Women's fitness clothing retailer Athleta opened at West Towne Mall in October. Madison fitness expert Dustin Maher— known for his national Fit Moms for Life movement—opened the Fit Moms Transformation Center on Gammon Road. MOXIE Abby Bartlett, marketing manager at Wisconsin Distributors, has earned Certified Cicerone Certification, making her only one of four women in Wisconsin to earn this designation recognizing expertise in aspects of beer, its quality, pairings and service. BRAVA 2011 Woman to Watch Julia Arata-Fratta, CPA, a supervisor at Wegner CPAs and president of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County, is one of five women to receive a 2013 Woman of Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Women of Color Network. Katherine Rist of Foley & Lardner LLP's Madison office was named a 2013 "Up & Coming Lawyer" by the Wisconsin Law Journal in September. Becker's Hospital Review recognized Donna Katen-Bahensky, president and CEO of UW Hospital and Clinics, in its list of top Women Hospital and Health Systems Leaders to Know. Megan Fields, CR, UDCP, of Rivendell DesignWorks earned the Universal Design Certified Professional designation from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

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