Schreiber Foods Institute for Women’s Leadership introduces first fully-online Leadership Programs for Emerging Women Leaders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2023

Green Bay, WI — Schreiber Foods Institute for Women’s Leadership at UW-Green Bay is growing its portfolio of women’s leadership networking, education and inspiration events with the addition of the new Emerging Leadership program. The Institute’s first fully-online program series Emerging Leaders, is designed specifically for women who have demonstrated leadership ability but have yet to have formal management experience.

“We’ve all worked alongside women who have the qualities to be in leadership, but need some formal training or additional skills building to take that next step,” says Janet Bonkowski, Executive Director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership. “We can continue to wait for them to grow into it through on-the-job coaching, or we can accelerate that potential through education. This new program will build on and strengthen existing skills, giving organizations the leaders they need now.”

Online sessions are live (not recorded) and begin October 11, 2023. Each session runs 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and involves engaging discussion, interactive activities and opportunities to reflect and apply learnings to real life scenarios. Sessions include:

  • The Power of Collaboration
  • Effective Communication
  • Building Intentional Relationships
  • Influence without Authority
  • Leading with Self Awareness

Complete information on the Emerging Leadership courses, including live online session dates and facilitators, can be found on the website. Completion of courses will be a step in the right direction of becoming a confident and effective leader.

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. In the last year, the Institute gained significant momentum, hosting dozens of formal and informal educational, inspirational and networking events. In April 2023, the Institute was renamed the Schreiber Foods 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.

A complete listing of other fall Institute events, including “Rising Women: Caffeinated Conversations,” and “Women Rising: Stories from Experience,” can be found on the Institute’s website.

About the 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

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


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