Schreiber Institute for Women’s Leadership: Allyship Key to Growing Women’s Leadership Pipeline in Northeast Wisconsin  


Public invited to hear from regional and national experts May 16 and 17; registration still open

Green Bay, WI – Allyship. Community building. Join leaders from across the state to hear from women who are leading very different organizations, all focused on transformation and change that includes allyship and building communities. The A-list panel includes:

  • Alida Al-Saadi, Senior Partner, Korn Ferry
  • Maria M. Lara, President & Co-Founder, LPA of N.E.W.
  • Polly Olson, Chief of Police, City of Appleton
  • Mang Xiong, Executive Director, WUCMAAA

Through their expertise and experience, this group of women will share insight surrounding their success, and the impact that allyship has had in their careers. They will share stories surrounding empowerment, change and transformation that will inspire.

Following the panel, keynote speaker Jeffery Tobias Halter will take the stage to share strategy surrounding the workplace gender equity gap that exists everywhere, including Northeast Wisconsin. Doing something about it takes intentionality and learning how to be an ally to those around you, according to Gender Strategist (and Wisconsin native) Halter, a 30-year corporate leader, author, consultant and President of YWomen.

Day one is an evening of connection, learning and inspiration: Celebrate 2024: Why Women, Why Now, on Thursday, May 16, 4-8 p.m. at The Weidner. Women from across the region and those who mentor and supervise them—including men—are encouraged to attend the event. For more info on our event and to hear a welcome from Jeffery click here.

According to Halter, male advocacy is one of the most important elements to driving long-term systemic change in organizations. His keynote Engaging All Allies: Moving from Awareness to Advocacy will be a call to action for transformational change towards more inclusive leadership and organizational success.

Cost for the evening is $50 per person. Members receive a 25% discount, and UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students attend for free. To learn more about the Celebrate 2024 event, please visit the website at

Day two is a deeper dive into gender and cultural differences in the workplace, and how to make a plan to support attendees’ and their team members’ advancements: Creating Your Personal Success for Advancement Workshop on Friday, May 17 9-10:30 a.m. at The Weidner. In this workshop, Tobias will lead an interactive discussion and strategy session that will delve into the differences of how men and women define and value leadership competencies. If interested, please email the Schreiber Institute at

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 http:/

About UW-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a school of resilient problem solvers who dare to reach higher with the power of education that ignites growth and answers the biggest challenges. Serving 10,300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students as well as 67,500 continuing education learners annually, UW-Green Bay offers 200 academic degrees, programs, and certificates. With four campus locations in Northeast Wisconsin, the University’s access mission welcomes all students who want to learn, from every corner of the world. Championing bold thinking since opening its doors in 1965, it is a university on the rise — Wisconsin’s fastest growing UW. For more information, visit


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