Stiletto Strong is an event that exists to connect a community of women by providing an avenue to feature, promote, support and empower a dynamic group of women in business.
Stiletto Strong was started in 2014 by Natalie Wadinski. When Natalie opened On-Q Collision Center in 2007 with her partners Jeff Bartnik and Ed Plisch, she found that being a female in male dominated industry provided a unique set of challenges. She became passionate about women being recognized and appreciated for their abilities. She also wanted to provide a platform where other women from our community had a friendly enviornment to meet these dynamic business leaders and learn more about their business.
The first Stiletto Strong event provided a venue for 21 women to showcase their talents and business abilities.
In 2015 it grew to 27 women.
In 2016, due to large interest in showcasing their talents and abilities, the event moved to the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center and hosted 64 women.
It became obvious that Stiletto Strong can serve a large purpose in our community, but who could lead such an important function.
In 2018 it was decided to give Stiletto Strong the attention it deserves. The event now has a Board of Directors, a whole new feel and a long range purpose.
We look forward to the continued growth of this event making it the premier event for connecting women within our community.
These dynamic group of women all believe in giving back to our community. Proceeds from the event are donated to local charities.
The Wausau YWCA was the 2014 recepient
The Humane Society of Marathon County was the 2015 recepient
Camp Hope for Kids was the 2016 recepient