Institute for Women’s Leadership Events and Activities, Sept. 2021

Engaging, Inspiring and Empowering the Next Generation of Women Institute for Women’s Leadership

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Institute for Women’s Leadership is dedicated to engaging, inspiring and empowering the next generation of women leaders. The Institute offers certificate programs for women at every stage of their career. Leadership is a powerful tool that can be used to eliminate barriers, change perspectives, create social change and improve the lives of others.

Rising Certificate
The Rising Certificate Program is designed for undergraduate and early career women seeking leadership development. Hard work is not enough. Women from their earliest career stages must work not only diligently but strategically. Launching Spring 2022.

Advanced Leadership Program
The Advanced Leadership Certificate Program is designed for women in middle management to director roles. A woman might have some leadership experience, and she’s reaching for that next level of responsibility. The certificate program will provide guidance and woman-to-woman networking to outbalance the challenges obstructing her advancement. Now enrolling for Fall 2021. Learn more and register on the webpage:

Executive Leadership Certificate

The Executive Leadership Certificate Program is intended for women in middle or upper management, or director roles, aspiring to the board room or executive status. Don’t wait to be noticed. Launching Spring 2022. The Institute also forges career-building relationships with networking, programs and other events, available to members for free and the non-members for a small fee. Upcoming events in September include:

  • Pioneering Programs—workshops and programs will be developed as needed in response to identified obstacles. In September, two offerings are planned. An online mentoring certificate program “Create a Culture of Mentoring” will run Wednesdays, September 15, 22 and 29, and an in-person train-the-trainer “Lean In Circles” workshop will take place at UW-Green Bay on Tuesday, September 21. Learn more and register online at
  • 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. September’s “story from experience” will take place on Wednesday, September 22, Noon to 1 p.m., featuring Cathy “Cate” Zeuske. Cate served the state of Wisconsin for over 20 years in public office and leadership positions, most recently appointed as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Administration by Governor Walker. More details available online:
  • Sharing Knowledge: Business Member Workshops—periodic sessions from business members sharing their unique expertise on topics of value for women managers and entrepreneurs. In September, business members Lisa Cribben and Cameron Karlen, from Wipfli, will lead “Estimating a Sales Value for a Business and Why Every Business Owner Should Know Years Before They Retire,” scheduled via in-person for Tuesday, September 28, 4-5 p.m. 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 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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