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Sue Black being interviewed by Rhonda Ware

Thick Skin; Strong Faith! That’s Sue Black leadership philosophy.  The audience was immersed on every word.  She was so personable, honest, funny and inspiring.

With Rhonda Ware, Executive Director at the Alverno College Research Center for Women and Girls leading the charge of interviewing Sue.  She set the tone of what the evening would be like.  Informative, insightful, and keeping it real.

This was an important moment in Herstory.  Sue wowed the audience with her personal stories of triumphs and down falls, which neither took her humbleness away.  What you do see is a classy woman that set goals and dream big.

Sue doesn’t see being the FIRST woman to own a men’s professional sports team, the Milwaukee Wave, as a big deal. She’s just doing her job. What she did say was her biggest accomplishment was being the first woman state parks director and the youngest person 

Sue has been a very public figure in Wisconsin for more than a decade because of her award-winning work in the State and County parks departments.

Sue took on a new challenge as owner of the Milwaukee Wave and Wave of Hope.  Her mission is to bring the community together by taking the Milwaukee Wave and Wave of Hope to a new level.  Sue is dedicated and determined to make a paramount impact on the professional soccer team, as well as within our local communities.  Her reputation of good business practices and creativity is headed to make WAVE history!  Sue thrives on a good challenge and is ecstatic to embark on her exciting journey as the leader of the Milwaukee Wave and Wave of Hope.  

IOU Sports goal is to empower girls to grow into empowered women. That’s something Sue Black knows a thing or two about. Not only has Sue risen to a historic position as the first female owner of a men’s pro sports team, she has mentored countless other women toward leadership roles of their own.

Young Girls are witnessing something great here in Milwaukee and Nationally.  They too can set their goals and dreams high.  Look at Sue Black!  If you can see it, you can be it! 

One on One with… was created by IOU Sports to give women who are community and national leaders a venue to speak candidly about their life, inspirations, and accomplishments.

On October 24, 2013, an opportunity was given to go One on One with a leader who shares IOU Sports mission to empower girls to achieve their best…Sue Black!

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Bernell Hooker

Bernell Hooker is the Founder and CEO of Images of Us (IOU) Sports; a non-profit organization that empowers girls and women through education and sports. "Think of yourself as an athlete. I guarantee you it will change the way you walk, the way you work, and the decisions you make about leadership, teamwork, and success." - Mariah Burton Nelson