Schreiber Institute for Women’s Leadership names Pa Lee Moua, PhD as Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2023
Green Bay, WI — As the Schreiber Institute for Women’s Leadership at UW-Green Bay moves into its third year of work to build a stronger pipeline of women leaders in Northeast Wisconsin, the University is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Pa Lee Moua, PhD, as the program’s first full-time executive director. Moua started in the role on October 2, 2023.
Moua brings more than 20 years of experience as an educational administrator, primarily in the Fox Cities, with personal and professional experiences in diversity, equity and inclusion practices and its application in the areas of program planning, training, development and leadership.
A strong and experienced advocate for women of all ages, Moua has done extensive work on the role and impact of transformational leadership in business and educational environments.
“I am extremely excited to take on this new role and work alongside many influential women who continue to support and elevate other women,” shared Moua. “To me, leadership is not only about impact, but transformational changes that inspire, empower, and enhance the narrative of leadership to include more women who look like me.”
“UW-Green Bay is committed to building the important infrastructure needed to fuel the Institute’s continued growth and momentum,” said Executive officer for Continuing Education and Community Engagement Jess Lambrecht. “Pa Lee’s rich educational, research and community experiences will be instrumental in the Institute’s continued growth.
The University established the Institute in 2021, recognizing the region’s growing need for a pipeline of women leaders and the distinct challenges they face in the workplace. The Institute is a comprehensive leadership resource committed to providing ongoing, forward-thinking connection, education and inspiration to support women as theyrise.
According to outgoing Executive Director Janet Bonkowski, in the last year, the Institute gained significant momentum, hosting dozens of formal and informal educational, inspirational and networking events while engaging with more than 2,000 individuals. In April 2023, the Institute was renamed the Schreiber Institute for Women’s Leadership when the Green Bay-based food company made a significant financial gift, providing long-term sustainability for the Institute and its work to become the go-to resource in Northeast Wisconsin supporting women and their leadership journeys. “We’ve seen firsthand that there’s a demand for this type of resource in our region,” Bonkowski noted. “The Institute’s work is a strong strategic fit for the University’s access mission. When we say we are here to offer education to anyone who wants it, we mean everyone.”
About the Schreiber Institute for Women’s Leadership
The Institute was created in 2021, recognizing the region’s growing need for a pipeline of women leaders and the distinct challenges faced by professional women in the workplace. The Institute’s mission is to advance women both personally and professionally at all stages of their career by educating, inspiring and providing networking opportunities to create a strong and equitable workforce. Learn more at https://www.uwgb.edu/womens-leadership/
About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 9,616 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and 80,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre- college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2021, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.