Institute for Women’s Leadership Introduces a Strong Schedule of Programming Starting in April

Green Bay, Wis.—UW-Green Bay’s Institute for Women’s Leadership introduces a strong schedule of programming starting in April, after its very successful kickoff event on March 5.

Executive Director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership, Teri Zuege-Halvorsen, said, “We are excited and energized by the University and community response to the establishment of the Institute and look forward to making possible tools and resources that benefit women and others to become leaders and make a difference.”

The Institute will offer to members and the general public the following monthly series:

  • Business Member Workshops—Business members in the Institute share their expertise in regular lunchtime sessions around leadership, business and entrepreneurial topics. April’s workshop will take place on Tuesday, April 20, 12-1 p.m. and will explore the topic, “Entrepreneurship through Franchise Ownership: Could Franchise Ownership Be Right for You?” More details available online:
  • Women Rising: Stories from Experience—a one-hour lunchtime session to hear from a female leader in Wisconsin about her leadership journey. The first “story from experience” will take place on Tuesday, April 27, Noon to 1 p.m., featuring Barb LaMue, President and CEO of New North, Inc. an 18-county regional economic development corporation in northeast Wisconsin whose mission is to harness and promote the region’s resources, talents and creativity for the purpose of growing our regional economy. More details available online:
  • Rising Together: Caffeinated Conversations—a one-hour morning session focused on networking and sharing knowledge around a timely topic. April’s topic will be “What Companies Lose When They Lose Women Leaders” and will take place on Wednesday, April 21, 8 to 9 a.m. More details available online:

In addition, the Institute is also hosting a day-long Women’s Virtual Retreat on Thursday, May 6, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., designed around the theme, “Educate, Enlighten and Empower.” The retreat will be an inspiring day of conversation, advice and shared experiences open to the general public and members on a sliding fee scale. Speakers will include Robyn Davis, CEO of Green Bay United Way and executive coaches Chris Kahn and Courtney Booth. The retreat is intended to provide executive coaching for wherever a woman may be in her career.

To learn more about the Institute for Women’s Leadership, please contact Executive Director Teri Zuege-Halvorsen at or visit the website

If you weren’t able to attend the kickoff event, it was recorded and is now available on the website, along with other extras.

About the Institute for Women’s Leadership Institute
The Institute for Women’s Leadership was established in 2021. Located at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the Institute provides participants the opportunity to expand transformational leadership skills, building a leadership a pipeline for Northeast Wisconsin. The Institute both embraces the Wisconsin Idea and serves the core and select missions of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in its commitment to inclusion, civic engagement, educational opportunity at all levels, and community-based partnerships. The Institute seeks to fulfill critical needs in the region and contribute to a robust, more broadly engaged and representative professional workforce and leadership. For more information visit the website

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. 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 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit


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