Institute for Women’s Leadership Announces June Events

Green Bay, Wis.—UW-Green Bay’s Institute for Women’s Leadership is focused on creating a community of women and allies who share knowledge and stand together to reduce barriers for women rising to positions of leadership at every stage in their career.

To aid its mission, every month the Institute plans and hosts a monthly series of events, available to members for free and to the general public for a small fee:

  • Rising Together: Caffeinated Conversations—a one-hour morning session focused on networking and sharing knowledge around a timely topic. June’s topic will be “Don’t Find a Job, Find a Mission,” inspired by Celeste Headlee’s TedTalk of the same name. The session will take place on Wednesday, June 16, 8 to 9 a.m. More details available online.
  • Sharing Knowledge Workshops—The Institute business members share their expertise in scheduled lunchtime sessions around leadership, business and entrepreneurial topics. June’s workshop will take place on Tuesday, June 22, 12-1 p.m. and will share guidance from Kristina DeWitt, VP-Mortgage and Consumer Lending, Investor’s Community Bank in a session called “Home Loans and the Self-Employed Borrower.” 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, facilitated by lead community partner Bridget O’Connor, O’Connor Connective. June’s “story from experience” will take place on Wednesday, June 23, Noon to 1 p.m., featuring Kim Bassett, President and Chief Executive Officer for Bassett Mechanical, a third-generation family business providing design, engineering, fabrication, installation and preventative maintenance solutions to customers throughout the United States. More details available online.

To learn more about the Institute for Women’s Leadership and its mission please visit the website at or contact Executive Director Teri Zuege-Halvorsen at or 920-465-2862.

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 of Women’s Leadership exists as part of the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. The Institute seeks to fulfill critical needs throughout Wisconsin 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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