Rhonda M. Ware is the Executive Director of the Alverno College Research Center for Women and Girls. Under her leadership, the Research Center team produces research and curricula that affect girls and women wherever they are found—in the home, in school, in the workplace, and in society at large. Ware has shared the Research Center’s findings with educators, community organizations, and professional women’s organizations throughout southeastern Wisconsin. In addition, she has appeared on KISS-FM, 99.1 The Mix, SportsRadio 1250, MPTV’s 4th Street Forum, and TMJ4’s The Morning Blend.
Prior to working at Alverno, Ware practiced law for seven years, serving as a prosecutor in the Suffolk County (Massachusetts) District Attorney’s Office and, later, as a litigation attorney at Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. For the past 14 years, she has served as a consultant for the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, a domestic violence prevention and education program. In this role, she has conducted trainings at numerous colleges and universities across the country, as well as at U.S. Department of Defense high schools in Germany.
Ware has served as a keynote speaker, moderator, and panelist, including the panel for MPTV’s Community Cinema: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee and has also served on the boards of directors for the Women’s Center Inc., Sojourner Truth House, and the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. She was recognized by the Business Journal as one of Milwaukee’s Forty Under 40 in 2009, and was a DePaul University 14 Under 40 award recipient in 2010. “Please Come See About Me,” a poem written by Ware and inspired by the victims of Hurricane Katrina, was featured on NPR’s News & Notes, with Ed Gordon, in 2005.