Engaging, Inspiring and Empowering the Next Generation of Women

Institute for Women’s Leadership Upcoming Events

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 helps women forge career-building relationships with regular networking, programs and other events, available to members for free and the non-members for a small fee. Upcoming events in November and December include:

  • 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. November’s “story from experience” will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 3, Noon to 1 p.m., simultaneously in-person at the Urban Hub and via Zoom. The November event will feature Kathi Seifert, retired Executive Vice President for Kimberly-Clark and in the early 2000s one of Fortune 500’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. More details available online.
  • Pioneering Programs—workshops, programs and events will be offered as needed in response to identified goals. In November, the Institute will take inspiration from the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a free screening for members and non-members on Thursday, Nov. 4, 4-6:45 p.m. in the UW-Green Bay Christie Theatre. The Institute only asks that viewers pre-register.
  • Sharing Knowledge: Business Member Workshops—periodic sessions from business members sharing their unique expertise on topics of value for women managers and entrepreneurs. In November, 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, Nov. 30, 4-5 p.m. at the Urban Hub. More details available online.
  • Rising Together: Caffeinated Conversations—a learning series for women business leaders to take things to the next level in their careers and life. In December the conversation will be about “Happiness and Gratitude this Holiday Season,” and it will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 8-9 a.m. Learn more and register.

 The Institute also offers certificate programs for women at every stage of their career. Education is a powerful tool that can be leveraged for confidence, affirmation and knowledge. The leadership certificates are designed to be difference-makers as women seek promotion or an advanced career move.

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 Spring 2021. Learn more and register on the webpage: https://www.uwgb.edu/Womens-Leadership/Professional-Pathways/Advanced-Leadership-Certificate/

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.

To learn more about the Institute for Women’s Leadership and its mission please visit the website at www.uwgb.edu/womens-leadership or contact Executive Director Teri Zuege-Halvorsen at zueget@uwgb.edu 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 www.uwgb.edu.


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