Upbringing in poverty
Not a Career-Politician
Not From Political Background
19+ years Milwaukee County Resident
Founder Spindle India, Inc.
Creator IndiaFest Milwaukee
Northwestern University-Kellogg MBA
18+ experience in Corporate, Non-profit & Community
Strategy & Management Consulting
Brown Deer school finance 2014-2015
Contributed to first book of Product Management BOK 2013
Guest speaker Management Marquette University 2010-2012
Project Management Institute Milwaukee 2009-2012
Crime reduction. Mental Health. Homelessness. Reduce Waste. Create opportunities. Develop Milwaukee
Building a better, brighter, safer & stronger Milwaukee
Purnima believes that, we all look for a thriving and safe community for people of all ages. Fiscal responsibility, debt management, public health, public safety, public wellbeing, and economic development and connectivity will help to ensure we set ourselves as a role model county.
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We must be the change that we seek.
If we are to make Milwaukee County a better place to live, grow and raise a family, we must all do our part to change it. Our system is broken, and we deserve better. Our leaders are divided, and discord and blame are pulling people apart. Our neighborhoods face different challenges and not everyone experiences the same opportunity in life.
Purnima is an immigrant and a proud American citizen, with an extremely humble background. She is not a politician, but believes it is her duty to serve the community and has dedicated her life to do so.
Milwaukee County Deserve better. We need a County Executive with the education and experience to lead but knows what it's like to face hardship. She is experienced managing both corporate and non-profit organizations.
Purnima obtained her MBA in Northwestern University and spent years as a management consulting helping organizations & corporations grow and become more efficient.
After an accomplished career, she decided to focus on community. She started a non-profit dedicated to building US-India relationships which has helped our local businesses grow; create jobs; and promote diversity, culture & inclusion. Purnima founded IndiaFest, a popular local ethnic festival that brings communities together.
Purnima Nath represents the best part of Milwaukee and shares our values. We need Purnima as our next County Executive of Milwaukee.
A story of hope and inspiration. Common life to a rising potential - an upbringing with extremely simple means and scarce resources, defies challenges to reach potential, believes WE the people can too.
1947 India-Pakistan division left her father Mr. P. C. Nath's family penniless and broken. At the age of 2, his family had to flee their ancestral home, trying to stay alive, and enter a potentially safe zone, possibly not be killed because of their religious belief. Family split (lost) in the chaos of border separation, and he lived an underprivileged life where they didn't know where the next meal is going to come from. From there, he attained a college degree, the only one in his entire family, and secured a job. Her father had tremendous amount of responsibilities on his shoulder. Over the years, he supported many relatives and members of the community to better their lives. He made sure that his children would not have to be in the streets trying to piece together a meal like he had to. Common People, Uncommon Lives - that has become the foundation of Purnima.
Coming from poor family in a neglected part of India with very little, Purnima pushed the envelope every step of her journey. She learned to adjust, adapt, and be agile. Purnima is a very proud Indian American immigrant and U.S. Citizen, serving our community for many years. She believes, education opens many doors of opportunities. Hence, she is massively spirited about education, not just academic, but education of character and integrity. Although born as a Hindu, she promotes coexistence of all faith, beyond identities, beliefs and differences. She firmly believes that It is perfectly acceptable to disagree; however, it is important to be civil and respectful of the disagreement. That defines a civil society - a diverse, inclusive, safe and welcoming place for all regardless of differences and views.
We can learn to disagree without being disagreeable. We can learn to compromise, without compromising our principles. Milwaukee was her first home in United States, as she landed here on a job as a Software Engineer at the onset of her career. Later, led large projects and initiatives as a Strategy and Management consultant. She then primarily focused on community and social work; and founded a non-profit charitable organization, Spindle India, Inc., bridging gap between India & USA. And produced IndiaFest Milwaukee, as large scale initiative that is bringing communities together beyond borders, boundaries, religion, language and region.
Since then, she is raising tremendous awareness of minority South Asian Indian community and breaking cultural barriers through promoting inclusive platform, and bringing multicultural communities together beyond borders, boundaries, religion, region and languages. Her efforts directly resulted in declaration of India Day for Aug 15th in the State of Wisconsin, announced by Governor Tony Evers, as well as, former Governor Scott Walker in 2018. Travel Wisconsin (Wisconsin's Department of Tourism) also joined hands in her efforts to promoting Wisconsin’s ethnic Indian fabric for tourism and economic growth.
Purnima is an Engineer by education, and acquired her MBA from prestigious Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. With 18+ strategy and management experience in fortune 500 companies in diverse industries, as well as startup and Nonprofit organizations, she brings in tremendous insights of Strategy, Management and Leadership.
Purnima served in Brown Deer school finance, contributed to first book for Product Management Body of Knowledge and was guest speaker at Marquette University for Management. She served in Project Management Institute Milwaukee chapter and was nominated for VP of Outreach. She writes on leadership, management, global topic and international relation issues.
Purnima is driven by Purpose, Integrity and Respect - her basic principles of life, and truly committed to public service and community development. She feels it is her responsibility to be part of the solution in Milwaukee County. As a Milwaukee County Executive, she will focus on public safety, equal opportunity and economic development for the benefit the community and the county. She is running because she is not a career politician, she is running because her primary focus is the community. Purnima believes that, we make our own destiny. And past is not the indicator of future. We build our future, TODAY, not what it was, but what it could be. Come, join us on our movement! Let's Move Ahead...together!
Purnima is a purpose-driven, impact-focused corporate and community leader, and a public servant.
She is excited and looking forward to serving You, the Community, and the County.
Always inspire with action, and stay humble. Many kings died penniless. Many rose from rags to riches in fraction of a second. Focus on your deeds. You are not perfect but you must do your best. Your Deeds are your Destiny.
~ P. C. Nath (Purnima's Father)
In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics.
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality.
~ John F. Kennedy
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
~ Nelson Mandela