Honor the influential women all around us | Insight

Three females stand in front of the "Women on the Rise" photo backdrop as one female raises her arms up in the air, which makes everyone laugh.
The Institute for Women’s Leadership CELEBRATE 2022 Women on the Rise event at the Weidner Center for Performing Arts on the UW-Green Bay campus, April 14, 2022. UW-Green Bay, Sue Pischke University Photographer

I’ve certainly been inspired by New North women lately.

For the May issue of Insight on Manufacturing, I interviewed Marsha Nebel — the first female electrician in Green Bay and founder of the Northeast Wisconsin chapter of empowHER. She promotes women in the building trades, where nationwide representation currently hovers around 3% — a statistic that would no doubt leave Rosie unriveted.

For our June Insight cover story, I sat down with the first female CEO of the telecom company Nsight, Brighid Riordan. I was inspired by the thoughtful way she talks about empowering women at work — and how one of her first power moves as CEO was painting her office pink.

I connected with some incredible women at an organizing meeting for The Monthlies Project, a new initiative in conjunction with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin aimed at alleviating the not-talked-about-enough issue of period poverty, which sidelines thousands in this region who lack access to menstrual hygiene products. And in June I attended my first “Women Rising” event through the UW-Green Bay Institute for Women’s Leadership, which offers everything from coffee meetups to formal certificates in women’s leadership.

Source: Insight

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